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Tourism in Kovalam

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Best Places To Visit In Kovalam

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In spite of its small size, there are plenty of places to visit in Kovalam. It offers alluring views and is one of the must-visit places in Kerala. There are plenty of tourist spots in Kovalam, which will treat the eyes of every traveler.

The most celebrated and well-known tourist place in Kovalam is the Lighthouse Beach. It has a mesmerizing view and an abundance of things to offer. Many a time, tourists end up revisiting this beach area because of the wholesome experience that it offers. Not only can you engage in water sports like swimming and surfing, you can also play sports like volleyball and football on the beach. People can be seen all around the beach sunbathing or feasting their eyes to the impeccable view around. Food stalls, which offer mouth-watering sea food, are lined up on the beach. After a good swim, you can enjoy an appetizing meal here.

When it comes to beaches and places to see in Kovalam, the Hawa Beach is not far behind. It is quieter in comparison to the Lighthouse beach, but the views are almost just as beautiful. The shores are lined up with numerous trees and the water, running up to the beach, looks serene and calming. The fishermen around that area are generous enough to offer short rides in their boats for those who wish to enjoy the sunset or the sunrise. This beach is definitely worth a visit.

A third beach which is often talked about besides the Lighthouse Beach and the Hawa Beach, is the Samudra beach. These three beaches combined form the Kovalam Beach. If you still want to quench your desire for beaches, there’s the Chowara Beach and the Shanghumukham Beach that you can add to you list of places to visit in Kovalam. There is also a resort, which is very close to the beach and offers ayurvedic healing.

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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...

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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...

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  • Beach Walk
  • Ideal for friends
  • Family Trip
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Hawa Beach In Kovalam

Kovalam is a tiny beach town in the beautiful state of Kerala, often called God’s Own Country. The most well known beach in Kovalam may be the Lighthouse beach but the most beautiful beach is Hawa beachHawa Beach in Kovalam is one of the most well known tourist spots in Kovalam, and is also the state’s primary destination...

  • Beach
  • Beach Walk
  • Water Sports
  • Beach Tour
  • Adventure Activities
  • Beach Holiday

Karmana River In Kovalam

The Karamana river area in Kovalam plays host to a number of activities for visitors to indulge in. The Thiruvallam boat club on the banks of the river offers a number of options from boat cruises down the river to canoeing and kayaking on the river. The banks of the Karamana river are beautifully green with plants and tre...

  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Nature
  • Ideal for families

Halcyon Castle In Kovalam

Halcyon Castle, Kovalam also referred to as the Kovalam Palace more often than not by the locals, is a castle converted into a deluxe hotel in Kovalam. One of the few attractions apart from the beaches in this quaint little beach town, Halcyon castle is an imposing structure with a very strong, colonial flavour to the arch...

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    • 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, a month ago

    • Trip to Kovalam

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

      Vadodara, a month ago

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      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, a month ago

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      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.
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      MANISH GOYAL

      Delhi, a month 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
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      Anilkumar

      Patna, 2 months 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.
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      Debadatta Patnaik

      Bhubaneswar, 2 months ago

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      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, 2 months ago

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      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, 2 months ago

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      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, 2 months ago

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      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, 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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