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Best Time To Visit Kovalam

A full-fledged guide to help you enjoy a rejuvenating retreat at the city of crescent shaped beaches, blue aquamarine waters & swaying palms
Kovalam Tourism

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Best time to visit:

Sep - Feb



Ideal Duration:

4-5 Days

Ideal for families Ideal for Couples Backwaters

Weather in Kovalam

Best Time To Visit Kovalam

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

The best season to visit in Kovalam is the winter season when the weather is cooler and the humidity is also less. Cooler temperatures allow plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures. Overall, The best time to visit Kovalam is from September to February. Any other months besides these can mean unpredictable weather changes and unnecessary packing to cope with these weather fluctuations.



To make the best of your time in Kerala, you must visit when the temperature is moderate and tolerable; only then will you be able to step out. Due to its close proximity to the sea, this destination can be visited all year round. Let's take a season-wise look at the best time to visit Kovalam -


Climate in Kovalam

Summer Season in Kovalam

Although the temperatures do not soar too high in the summer months, it does get humid. The months starting from March to May are characterized as the time when tourism in Kovalam is relatively low. However, on the other hand, you will get great deals in the most luxurious hotels and resorts. The temperature can rise up to about 37-degree Celsius, which when you think, is not that high. You could still visit places in Kovalam, but you would be rendered tired by the end of the day.



Monsoon Season in Kovalam

Heavy downpours in the monsoon months are a common occurrence in Kovalam. The Kovalam weather in June starts to cool off with occasional showers. June to August are the monsoon months during which the beauty of the flora and fauna is accentuated substantially. The scenery looks plush and full. Any nature enthusiast will be delighted to go to this town during these months. It is not uncommon to see tourists here during the monsoon season as it is a good time to visit Kovalam. Also, make sure you do not move out without an umbrella or a raincoat especially in Kovalam in July.



Winter Season in Kovalam

The most common season for the tourists to visit Kovalam is the winter, that is, the months from November through to February. This is the best season to visit Kovalam. Right after the monsoon showers, the temperatures fall down and the sky clears out, making it easier to explore the town in its pristine beauty. Kovalam in September and October marks the transition from monsoon to winter.

Winter in Kovalam is not biting cold, in fact, the temperatures varying between 16-degree Celsius and 35-degree Celsius makes it an ideal time to visit Kovalam. The best time to visit Kovalam for honeymoons is also the winter, it is assured that the couple will have an enticing experience. Winters here are also marked by beach festivals and taking boat rides in Kovalam can be a memorable experience.

Make sure you plan your visit to Kovalam as its best can only be witnessed if you plan your trip strategically. Since the destination is located near a beach, the weather is believed to be changing dramatically every now and then. However, Kovalam is a breathtaking place to visit in Kerala which serves the travelers well in all seasons.



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Where to stay in Kovalam?

Beaches being the major tourist attractions, Kovalam offers a number of beachside budget resorts which are preferred by tourists from all over the world. Moreover, the city does have plenty of hotels and guest houses as well.

How do I get to Kovalam?

Kovalam is about 16 km (20 minutes in a taxi) from Trivandrum which is the nearest railway station and airport to Kovalam. Both taxis and buses are available from there.

Where and what to eat while in Kovalam?

There are many restaurants along the beachfront at Lighthouse Beach. The days catch is usually laid in front of them in the evening for those who like fish. The specialty of the area is Chicken Fry. Fried chicken in a red masala paste with freshly cut chillis. Vegetable sambal, paratha (a richer version of roti), beef fry and fish fry are commonly available.

What all activities can be done in Kovalam?

Surfing, wooden boat rides and motor boat rides are some of the activities that can be done. Sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmes and catamaran cruising are also some of the activities people go for.

Where can I avail Ayurveda and Yoga in Kovalam?

Ayurveda and Yoga should probably be available at your place of stay itself. If not, there are a number of Ayurvedic and Yogic centres on and off the beach. Only go for centres recognised by the Department of Tourism.