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Best Beaches In Kovalam, Kerala

Tourism in Kovalam

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List Of Beaches In Kovalam

Kovalam beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of the state. The sun-kissed sands, and the palm shaded beach paths are the perfect places to relax, for locals and tourists both. There are several things to do in Kovalam beach, such as watching the sunrise, sampling fresh seafood, visiting the flea markets, taking a look at the Chinese Fishing Net, and so on. There are several beaches in Kovalam, all of which are ideal for enjoying a relaxed stroll, and for some amazing beach games. Watersports are also available at some of these beaches.


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Lighthouse Beach In Kovalam

Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, Park View, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 695 033

Lighthouse beach in Kerala is a beautiful sandy beach with a lighthouse. In a state that offers so much to travelers like dense forests, picturesque hill stations, lush green plantations, and serene backwaters, the hawa beach in Kovalam is a breath of fresh air. Tourists and locals alike flock to the lighthouse beach koval...

  • Adventure
  • Honeymoon
  • Ideal for friends
  • Ideal for families
  • Nature
  • Beach

Water Sports in Kovalam

If you are an adventure junkie, then visit Kovalam - a coastal town where there is an abundance of water sports to  let you engage in. While going to a coastal town, one always looks forward to several activities such as water sports in Kovalam. So, let the adventurer in you indulge in water sports in Kovalam for a thrillin...

  • Water Sports
  • Adventure
  • Beach

Wooden Boat Ride in Kovalam

Wooden boat rides in Kovalam are a common activity and it is what people visualize when they think about Kerala. There are pictures of families sitting in a wooden boat, somewhere amidst the serene backwaters of Kovalam on all websites. Wooden boat rides are extremely popular and almost every tourist goes on this ride. It i...

  • Nature
  • Backwaters
  • Sunset
  • Boating

Samudra Beach In Kovalam

Kovalam is Kerala’s prime location for tourists to enjoy beaches. There is an abundance of beaches in this tiny surf town, each one of them as beautiful as the last. Along with them all being aesthetically pleasing, each beach also has something unique to offer those visiting it. Samudra beach is no exception to this with i...

  • Sightseeing
  • Beach Walk
  • Ideal for friends
  • Family Trip
  • Honeymoon
  • Nature

Snorkeling In Kovalam

Snorkeling in Kovalam is an activity which is best experienced during the months when the sea is calm; these months are from December to March. The best thing about this experience is that you do not need to be so worried about the dangers of the sea. The professionals ensure that everything proceeds smoothly and there is n...

  • Undersea Walk
  • Nature
  • Adventure
  • Watersports

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    • 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, 11 days 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, 16 days 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, a month ago

    • Trip to Kovalam

      Everything was perfect starting from pick up to drop.One small piece of advice please deploy a cab driver who is well conversant in English or Hindi.And also advise him to guide properly regarding which places to visit. Driving towards Kovalam from Munnar.A fantastic drive.
      DP

      Debadatta Patnaik

      Bhubaneswar, a month ago

    • Trip to Kovalam

      I used Travel Triangle and a few people reached out to me with different quotation but I went with Travel Unbounded as they were happy to customise according to my needs. But I really need to point out: DRIVER 1. We did not get the car we were promised and the car had a half broken glass. 2. Our drivers kept changing and we were given the wrong details of the person and car. 3. Driver hardly knew any Hindi and nor did he know good which made our trip more than just difficult. 4. Driver stressed us to go places that he thought were worth going too even when they were out of the way. 5. The first driver took parking money from us whereas the second driver never asked for it. So was it on us or no? 6. The driver took us to the beach where we could only spend 20 mins knowing the fact we only had half a day. If we would have known kovalam beach was next to our hotel and we would have loved to have a dip there instead of preferring a boat ride AGAIN. CULTURAL ACTIVITIES 1. We were asked by the driver to see kathakali at twice saying its one of the best. 2. We were repeatedly asked to do safari whereas, we could have considered some other thought over options. 3. The house boat was platinum but smelled of petrol the whole time we were in the room, which even had an AC. Also, we understand Kerala tourism is taken seriously by the state govt but really didn't feel like we had a say in what we wanted to do or how we felt. And It really matters how your driver describes the place and curates the trip for you and your compatibility with him. But overall I really think if we would have had another person with a different attitude, we would have remembered more happy stuff than just this.
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      Shresta

      Begampur, a month ago

    • Trip to Kovalam

      Overall the trip was too good specially our driver Mr. Abhilash. He is too good. Munnar Thekkady hotel was good. Soma Palm shore resort at Kovalam wasn’t upto the mark. We really dint liked their service and there so called private beach which actually isn’t operational and is too risky. Houseboat at Allepey was good, although we encountered an issue in the boat because of which we got a new boat.
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      Khushboo Singh

      Bangalore, a month ago

    • Trip to Kovalam

      I will definitely recommend your site to others and will after for more such trips Hotel stay at Kovalam and House boat experience
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      Malhotra Rajesh

      New delhi, a month ago

    • Trip to Kovalam

      I have just visited Kerala for my honeymoon with Travel Triangle through Holiday Package Bookings. It was 7 days - 6 nights trip where we went to 4 different places in Kerala. Overall management and services provided by Mr. Abhinay Singh were very well. Just one suggestion for all travelers, please have your hotel vouchers in your hand to avoid 11th hour rush. Anyways agent takes care of that if such things happens but just for your confirmation it is good to have it. One best thing I will mention it here is our cab driver Binil, he was very caring and good human being by nature since he was with us throughout the trip and did all of his duties with extreme dedication. We got surprised by Mr. Abhinay as he provided us a premium suit in our last resort in Kovalam with sea facing view from that room. It added a spoon of sugar in our milky happiness. Thanks for all the services.
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      Vishal Joshi

      Pune international airport area, a month ago

    • Trip to Kovalam

      The houseboat in Alleppey was pathetic. rest was fine. Kanyakumari. Kovalam beach and sea Rock hotel. However there were much better hotels by the beach.
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      Harsha Bhatia

      Spice gardens - thekkaddy, a month ago

    • Trip to Kovalam

      hotela provided by mm travels are very good. specially in alleppey where anita mam suggested lake palace resort instead of houseboat...above 5 star hotel. madhumanthra resort was not good.. except that overall exp was awesome....mm travel rocks...thanku anita mam lake palace resort and kovalam beach
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      Gaurav Garg

      Delhi, 2 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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