Walk along the smooth sand beaches in Kovalam

How To Reach Kovalam From Alleppey

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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How To Reach Kovalam From Alleppey

DistanceBy AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
Alleppey to KovalamN/A40.0 hours4.0 hours2.0 hoursN/A

An internationally renowned beach town with three adjacent crescent beaches, Kovalam has been a favorite haunt of tourists since the 1930s. It is backed by precipitously mounting headlands and covered by fertile coconut palms. Kovalam is known not only for its beauty but also for the sports and entertainment activities it offers on the beaches. This place is ideal for sunbathing, swimming, herbal body massages, fire rings, bonfires, and cultural events. Also, Kovalam offers some really delicious and fresh seafood on its menu!

If you’re planning to visit the town, you should go through the following information that will assist you on how to reach Kovalam from Alleppey by the different modes of transport available:-

Alleppey To Kovalam By Air: The nearest airport to Alleppey is Cochin International Airport (COK) which is at a distance of 83 km. You can take a flight from COK to Trivandrum International Airport (TRV) which takes about 40 to 45 mins. Air India and IndiGo provide travelers with daily flights. Once you reach TRV, you can hire a cab to get to Kovalam 14 km away.

Alleppey To Kovalam By Train: The nearest railway station to Kovalam is Trivandrum Central Railway Station which is located 12.6 km away from Kovalam. You can board any train from Alappuzha Railway Station towards Trivandrum, some of the most common being Trivandrum Express, Maveli Express, and Ernad Express, and then take a cab, taxi or an auto rickshaw to reach Kovalam.

Alleppey To Kovalam By Road: The distance between Alleppey and Kovalam is 159 km. You can opt to self-drive or hire a cab. It takes about 4 to 4.5 hours on a road journey to reach Kovalam from Alleppey. Also, there are a number of private operators providing bus transportation services to and from 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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