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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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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...

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  • Water Sports
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  • 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...

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  • Kayaking
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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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    Khozem Zaki

    Indore

    Khozem's 5 days trip to Kovalam

    Resort in Munnar was very nice, And House boat in Alleppy was also great with good food and hospitality. Only rooms in Thekkady was not so perfect, As I was expecting. In terms of view, interior & size Also there was a lack of communication with driver, Could not understand language English or Hindi

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    Taheer's 4 days trip to Kovalam

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    Princy Ebenezer

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    Princy's 4 days trip to Kovalam

    We planned for 4days 3 nights trip to Kerala with family members. The hotels arranged for the stay was really impressive. we even had delicious meals arranged by the hotel staffs. On the first day we stayed at North centre, Ernakulam the service was really good. Second day the house boat they promised was swapped for whatever that was available at the time which was bit disappointing yet we managed to have great time even though the service in houseboat was not pleasent. Staffs were not friendly. On the third day we stayed at Falcon crest resort where the service was extraordinary. Such a pleasant place to stay. We faced a few problems. The cab arranged for us initially met with an accident right before we started our journey so at the last minute our travel agent has to arrange whatever available. The itinerary given to us and the one given to our cab drivers differed in a way that our itinerary included sightseeing in vagamon in the package where as the one given to the cab drivers only talked about dropping us in the falcon crest resort and picking us up the next morning. So they demanded extra money to take us to sightseeing. We contacted our travel agent regarding this issue, he said he will sort it out i don't have to worry and he asked us not to pay extra so we promised the cab driver that this issue will be sorted out. So they took us to sightseeing we had a good day and the next day due to certain reasons ( i really have no idea what ) the travel that took 5 hrs usually according to the hotel incharge and cab drivers, took 7 hrs for us there was no traffic too the cab drivers spoiled our entire day on purpose we didn't get to go for any sightseeing still we didn't make a complaint and yet kept asking the travel agent if the issue regarding itinerary was sorted. Our travel agent said they spoke to concerned person and it's not necessary for us to pay any money. But this was not sorted out for the cab drivers or atleast according to them, they didn't receive any call regarding this. So they purposely made us to reach the railway station on the neck of the moment. Our return train was at 9.45 we reached the station at 9.15 and the driver started demanding for money. We contacted our travel agent and suddenly he was out of reach. We called him multiple times he didn't just pick up the call. Then we reached out the agency which provided cab driver. His response was not proper so we had to call another travel agent from namaskaram travels who finally picked up and said the same thing as said by my travel agent " dont worry mam you don't need to pay extra we will sort it out" so we made the travel agent to speak to the cab drivers but still they haven't sorted it out.. there was no time left and we had to leave if we had to catch the train so we spoke to both the travel agent and cab agency and left the drivers leaving the issue un solved. In the meantime the behavior of one of our drivers was not good. On the night they dropped us to falcon crest hotel they got drunk and passes mean comments on few our family members ( ladies ) and that one guy continued to follow them from the parking till outside of their rooms .. the men in our family stayed with them the whole night for protection...This was brought to our notice only at the end of our trip so we couldn't raise any complaint earlier. That driver's name as provided by travel agency is added below for reference. Driver: Mr. Nisar KL 41 H 1597 Mobile - 9745274646 Mobile - 9400184600 Kindly take this to your consideration and kindly do a BACKGROUND check on the drivers before allocating them. And i felt that the travel agents where not responsible enough. Even when they had enough time to sort the issue out they didn't. So kindly dont show this kind of behaviour to others. The only best thing about this trip was our stay at Falcon crest resort. The ambience and hospitality they provided was extraordinary.

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    Sai Sampath

    Pithapuram

    Sai's 3 days trip to Kovalam

    Should give complete information about food in munnar castel disappointed Jeep Safari and bout house

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    Mirnal Upadhayay

    Ashburn

    Mirnal's 5 days trip to Kovalam

    Having good experience & fabulous trip and all hotels booked was good atmosphere specially Munnar - White house, Cab driver Mr. Jyothish was too friendly and such a feel like brother but at the end of the trip causes of some miss - communication by coordinator spoil houseboat experience causes of boarding in it at 4.30pm instead of 11am and wasted whole day at road, so it was too short for us after paid full day amount then after that houseboat was not up-to the mark or as per expectation compatible with other houseboats. Thanks for the made wonderful days in Kerala but please improve some more qualities in services delivery Good platform traveltriangle.com

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    Christo Wilmon

    Chennai

    Christo's 3 days trip to Kovalam

    Trip is totally wonderful, The schedule charted out by travelmania was fabulous and each and every minute details of the trip were given attention to. Special mention to Kiran Sati who provided all the details with in no time. Thanks to the whole team.

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    AmaR Rana

    Bangalore

    Ama R's 7 days trip to Kovalam

    Hi Team, I would like to provide my views for this trip. All booking and everything by travel agent was perfect but the "Ayur Garden and Spa" disappointed us they even didn't greet us as per quote or not even by welcome drink after long journey. Similarly same hotel didn't have facilities of spa. Food quality is ok. Specially for this hotel i am rating it as 3. Since "Deshadhan hotel" in Varkala it's really awesome and really enjoyed. Pagoda resort was again ok and houseboat was good. All other sevices are really great and we enjoyed a lot. Thank you for everything.

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    Narendra Nadh

    Bangalore

    Narendra's 3 days trip to Kovalam

    1.Before confirm the trip,i asked about the drive whether he can speak English or not they said that he can speak English but the driver don't know English . 2.Driver don't know the tourist places in Kerala.

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    Nitish Sri

    Hyderabad

    Nitish's 6 days trip to Kovalam

    Great experience and amazing Places seen in kerala,The Travel Agent Sagar Srivastava was helpful throughout and easy to reach out to all the time. The driver was very good and polite. The Hotels are Awesome.. They have covered all the places mentioned in Itinerary. Thank you MAXIS HOLIDAYS for memorable trip.. Hope to plan more trips with them..!!! Great experience and amazing Places seen in kerala,The Travel Agent Sagar Srivastava was helpful throughout and easy to reach out to all the time. The driver was very good and polite. The Hotels are Awesome.. They have covered all the places mentioned in Itinerary. Thank you MAXIS HOLIDAYS for memorable trip.. Hope to plan more trips with them..!!!

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    Satish Patnam

    Hyderabad

    Satish's 5 days trip to Kovalam

    Booking was smooth with BookItForgetIt and all things were arranged well. Only thing I had to follow up was for the pickup from airport to my stay in Kochi on the first day. Only problem was with the food in Kerala as everywhere in the hotel all items are with no salt and no

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    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.

    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.

    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.

    Surfing, wooden boat rides and motorboat rides are some of the activities that can be done in Kovalam. Sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmes and catamaran cruising are also some of the activities people go for on the pristine beaches of Kovalam.

     

    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.

    The Kovalam Beach is famous for pristine surroundings consisting of soft sand, clear waters, and fringed palms. The beach is also known to have low tidal waves which makes it perfect for swimming. The beach is also known for spellbinding sunsets. 

     

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