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Essential Information About Kovalam

Here's a rejuvenating retreat amidst the crescent shaped beaches & swaying palms
Tourism in Kovalam

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Best time to visit

Sep - Feb

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4-5 Days

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Rs. 2,500
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Kovalam Tourist Information

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Kovalam is a beautiful and peaceful town in Kerala.Tourism in Kovalam has increased considerably over the years as people find that it is a place for relaxation. You can come here for a solo as well as a family trip. Kovalam tourism is boosting as the place offers great facilities in terms of transportation, sightseeing, adventure-filled activities, and much more.

Swimming, sunbathing, beach and water sports, herbal and ayurvedic body massages etc. are some things that you should definitely try when touring in Kovalam. It is just 16 kilometers away from the capital of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. It is not a hassle getting to the capital from Kovalam. This city has some specialties that you should know about, hence, here are some facts about Kovalam. Besides all this, Kovalam is world famous for its backwaters and many tourists take advantage of that by going surfing there.

Stay in Kovalam:

Kovalam is famous for its crescent shaped beaches. Along these beaches, there are many cottages and other sorts of accommodations available for tourists. There are Ayurvedic health resorts, budget cottages, and small hotels. You can even opt to stay in a 5-star hotel in Kovalam. The best time to visit Kovalam is from September to March, so if you want to avoid the high prices, you can go during the off season. Pre-booking hotels will save you a lot of money, so it is advisable to do that. However, on spot booking for a night is also possible. In Kovalam, you can even opt for homestays during which you will have the privilege of staying with a local family.

Food in Kovalam:

Kovalam offers a variety of cuisine. The food at restaurants ranges from continental to authentic South Indian. We would advise you to try out puttu. It is a breakfast dish and is very common in Kovalam. Its ingredients include rice or wheat with grated coconut. Appam is another popular dish there. It is usually served with meat and other non-vegetarian dishes. Kappa is a spicy but a unique dish. It is a herb that is garnished and cooked to create an exquisite dish. You will often be served your food on clean palm leaves. Seafood is found in abundance in the south. You will, however, be able to taste plenty of South India spices in your food.

Language and Festivals in Kovalam:

People in Kovalam converse mainly in Malayalam which is their mother tongue. English is also widely spoken in the city. The Kovalites are generous and welcoming people. Do not hesitate to pass a smile to a local, they will reciprocate.

People in Kovalam like to celebrate their festivals with grandeur and pompousness. The Elephant Race is a popular festival celebrated in the month of January. Elephants can be seen marching the streets of Kovalam. The Kerala Village Festival is a 10-day long celebration in a village near Kovalam, where the locals display their music and folk dances with great enthusiasm.

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    • Trip to Kovalam

      All trip was going fine until we reach Kovalam where the resort [although it was not ] was totally disappointing as the pathway to reach it was very dangerous. There was just 1 foot road for around 500m to travel where there was one big drain on right side. I wont recommend u to book that hotel in future for the trips having kids and elder people. Next when we reach Rameshwaram there was issue with booking dates, they had booking for next day for us which was not correct and we have to adjust in 2 rooms for the time being. Best memories we created in Kerala, nice weather, beautiful locations, lots of spices shopping and yes very cooperative driver bhaiya sumesh
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      Nidhi Agnihotri

      New delhi, 4 days ago

    • Trip to Kovalam

      Special thanks to our travel agent AKSHAYA FROM GREEN TIPS HOLIDAYS She was so helpful and even change our stay when we didn't like alleppy house boat stay. But didn't like the way TRAVEL TREINGLE Service at some point when we need them they were not there. Stay in thekkady was great. And Kovalam beach view was the greatest.
      RK

      Riyaz Khan

      Hyderabad, 4 days ago

    • Trip to Kovalam

      Out of 3 hotels 2 are very good and hygienic but the hotel provided for kovalam is not good.we didn't expect such type of hotel that is very disappointing. Allepey house boat is also very disappointing.Food provided in boat is awesome but maintenance is very bad too many cockroaches in rooms didn't expect this type of houseboat. And driver(Jaison) and cab are very good.He is very cooperative and understanding. Guidence given by him is very good and very good driving. We didn't miss any place because of him. He guided us in every thing food,places etc. Special thanks to him. Totally it is very good experience.seeing new places and cultures. Thank you for supporting.
      MS

      Maneesha Siram

      Hyderabad, 9 days ago

    • Trip to Kovalam

      Kerala trip was OK but not the best one as i experienced with the travel Mania team and with the cab driver as well . The trip was not that much expected due to Heavy rains in August first 10 days....the very 1st day wasted totally by spending in cab due to flood type of conditions that too we are in middle of Munnar, due to that entire trip was changed all of a sudden, ghat section roads are covered with landslides and tree slides. finally we cancelled the Munnar trip and went to Alleppey by eod. But travel guys didnt give proper info regarding to the hotels as the plan changed, and they are asking extra charges around 3.5 K due to plan changes and cancellations of the munnar hotel...due to the change happened in itenary. the 2nd day was House boat, that god here also bit rainy but safe.....boat was not that much expected ...its like very old but cook (as we are purely vegetarian) and boat driver was good . and the very 3rd day reached trivendram around 3pm, we saw padmanabha swamy temple and museums...night staying at kovalam . the next day(4th day) it was totally wasted as we have plenty of time to go for side seeing in Trivendram (as we have a 1 year old baby) there is some thing called Magic planet its just 28 KM from trivendram. here driver was not at all OK as he is saying it was not in the itanary. he is arguing with us like u can call to ur travel guys as its not in itanary.....so i called to travel guys and they are charging 1K extra amount for the site seeing. ( last time we went to BALI( indonesia) driver showed so many places without hesitating any thing that too not in Itanary as well) . am not understanding how lazy people are there in our society to show the side seeings ....driver is not at all helpful here . . we have flight at 9:30 PM, so we have lot of time from morning 11AM to evening 7 PM. Finally we are asking to driver atleast go to Padmanabha swamy temple one more time. for this also he is not OK and saying that as per the itanary we have to show the surroundings only once not twice in same area and location.
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      Menta Chanukya Gupta

      Bengaluru, 25 days ago

    • Trip to Tamil Nadu

      Places of our trip Trivandrum-Kovalam-kanyakumari-Rameshwaram -Madurai..During our trip hotels of some places are good bt some places are not good..our cab driver Mr.Augustin was good guy..they helped us to cover our all sightscene and make our memorable trip.. Awsum trip of kanyakumari
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      Bhawna Lal

      Sarai amiliya, a month ago

    • Trip to Kovalam

      Hi, I have travelled with my husband n baby (2.5yo) in the month of july to kerala. We have tried travel triangle for the first time for our vacation planning, earlier i was scared and little bit worried to book from this site but when i had conversation with “sethi travels” (one of the agent from travel triangle), he convinced me through his communication n commitment. He was in touch with us throughout our vacation. He booked all the hotels n resort of our choices. We had an amazing stay in every hotel or resort. Even our taxi driver was so supportive, he cooperated very well throughout our journey. Thank you so much “Sethi travels” and nitin for making this trip very beautiful. We stayed in “niraamya retreats surta samudra,kovalam” for 2 days. On the very first day when we entered the room we were surprised to see a little plate decorated with cookies n name of my child written on it. After this sweet gesture, we received another little surprise on our check out day when whole team of this resort came to meet us with cake for our belated anniversary n my husband’s birthday. These small gestures by resort made us very delighted by their hospitality.
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      Deepika Gupta

      Jaipur, 2 months ago

    • Trip to Kovalam

      It was wonderful... Munnar was awesome.... & an evening at kovalam beach....
      AM

      Akhilesh Mehta

      Vadodara, 2 months ago

    • Trip to Kovalam

      We really had great time at trip. We had to change our hotel at kovalam as the service was not good. The agent didn't confirm hotels before our arrival. The driver was not communicated the itinerary. 90% we had to manage everyday hotels n itinerary. We also included kanyakumari in our trip, but later agent asked for additional cost. Plus more pathetic was travel triangle's agent. Not supportive at all.
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      Ektamehta

      Ahmedabad, 2 months ago

    • Trip to Kovalam

      Hotel at Munnar and thekkady was good. Hotel at kovalam below standard. Houseboat at alleppy was a disaster. We leave house boat, no alternative accommodation provided by travel agent and book hotel at our own cost( Reimbursements must done). One suggestion, Never book houseboat online. Leave it to travelers to book at own after reaching alleppy.for travel agent, Need improvement in tour package planning. Taxi services was good enough. Driver was polite and always on time. overall tour was nice Munnar was the best part of trip.
      MG

      MANISH GOYAL

      Delhi, 2 months ago

    • Trip to Kovalam

      very bad experience in kovalam at jeevan beach resort. worst room interior and service. No electricity at night and phone also not working. Pl not recommend any your guests at jeevan beach resort kovalam Munnar site seens and wonderful hotel stay
      An

      Anilkumar

      Patna, 3 months ago

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    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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