Tourism in Kovalam, Kerala
A full-fledged guide to help you enjoy a rejuvenating retreat at the city of crescent shaped beaches, blue aquamarine waters & swaying palms
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Best time to visit
Sep - Feb
- Ideal for families
- Ideal for Couples
Historical Places In Kovalam
Full of historically important museums and forts, Kovalam is a beach town with a rich history. The Napier Museum, Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, Rock Cut Cave Temple, Cape Comorin, and Anchuthengu Fort very well define the history of Kovalam. Kovalam attracts hundreds of tourists every year because of its historical significance. During the ‘Hippie Era’, Kovalam was one of the most prominent destinations for the tourists from Europe, and Israel. Till today, there is much significance about ‘the hippies’ in Kovalam’s history.
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FAQ's of Kovalam
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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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