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Introduction

Kovalam beach is known as the "Paradise of the South". Kovalam is just 16 kms away from Thiruvanantpuram, Kerala's capital city. Kovalam is an evergreen and pleasant climatic beach resort. Kovalam is a dreamland for tourists all over the world. With high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights. Kovalam was brought to the public eye by the Maharaja of Travancore. Over the past three decades, the place has been well developed, and now figures prominently on the world tourism map. The warm and clean atmosphere by the coconut trees and the white sandbed are perfect for relaxing holidays, as the seabreeze gently plays with the waves.

Area __ sq km
Altitude Sea level
Temperature Throughout Tropical
Language Malayalam, English, Hindi, Tamil
STD Code 0091
Rainfall 170 cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to May

Kovalam MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :-The closest airport from Kovalam is around 16 km away in Thiruvanantpuram. Pre paid taxis are available to fetch you to Kovalam.
  2. Rail:-The nearest railway station from Kovalam is Trivandrum Central which is 13 km away. Taxis are available to transfer you to Kovalam.
  3. Road:-Kovalam is on NH47 Bypass, actually 13 km from NH-47 which runs from Salem to Kanyakumari via Palakkad, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Allepey, Kollam and Trivandrum. Buses from the KSRTC Bus Stand in Kovalam run every fifteen minutes to Trivandrum.

Places to Visit

Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple Kowdiar Palace Neyyar Dam Agastyakoodam

Excursion

Thiruvallam Aruvi Waterfalls Neyyar Dam Koyikkal Palace

Shopping

Kovalam Beach has craft and carpet shops (usually of Tibetan, Kashmiri and Rajasthani origin), clothing stores book exchanges, general stores, travel agencies, and even yoga schools. Beach vendors sell batik lungis (sarongs), beach mats, sun-glasses and leaf paintings.

Accommodation

Somatheeram Beach Resort Hotel Samudra (KTDC) Hotel Neelakanta Hotel Rock Holm
Uday Samudra Leisure beach Hotel Coconut Bay Beach Resort Manaltheeram Resort