Walk along the smooth sand beaches in Kovalam

How To Reach Kovalam From Trivandrum

A full-fledged guide to help you enjoy a rejuvenating retreat at the city of crescent shaped beaches, blue aquamarine waters & 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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How To Reach Kovalam From Trivandrum

DistanceBy AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
Trivandrum to KovalamN/AN/A30.0 hoursN/AN/A

A city made of four sandy beaches, Kovalam is one of the best surfing destinations in India. It is located 16 km from Thiruvananthapuram, capital of Kerala. This beautiful beach town seems to have something for everyone. Kovalam was a sleepy fishing village pre-independence, until the hippies arrived here and transformed the village into a tourist destination with their wild parties. Today Kovalam is a bustling tourist spot well-known for its ayurvedic massages and numerous yoga resorts. Meditation and herbal body toning are few of the things which tourists are attracted to for a refreshing experience.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 Trivandrum by the different modes of transport available:- Trivandrum To Kovalam By Air: The cities share air transport facility at Trivandrum International Airport, 14 km from Kovalam. Hence, reaching Kovalam from Trivandrum via air is not possible.Trivandrum To Kovalam By Train: The cities also share rail transport facility at Trivandrum Central Railway Station, 12.6 km from Kovalam. Hence, reaching Kovalam from Trivandrum via train is also not possible.Trivandrum To Kovalam By Road: The distance between Trivandrum and Kovalam is 20 km. You can opt to self drive or hire a cab. It is the best way to reach Kovalam from Trivandrum and the journey takes about 30 to 45 minutes.

Also, a number of state as well as private buses operate to and from the town.

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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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