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Things To Do In Kovalam

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Tourism in Kovalam

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  • Backwaters

Top Things To Do In Kovalam

Your list of the best things to do, compiled on the basis of actual traveler experiences

Going to a coastal town, one always looks forward to several activities. Things to do in Kovalam can range from thrilling water sports to a relaxing yoga session. The plethora of activities in Kovalam will leave you surprised. With the number of beaches in Kovalam, you can always choose to go for a swim on a pleasant day. Thereafter, you can plan what to do in Kovalam based on your own liking.

Water sports like surfing on the wild waters surrounding the beaches. You can learn how to surf and paddle board in one day under guidance from a professional at the Kovalam Surf Club. It is cheap and affordable, and will surely be your money’s worth. Other water sports are parasailing, boat sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and water skiing.

Sometimes, the fishermen at some beaches will take you on their boats to observe the sunset in the evening. You can also go see the artificial off-shore coral reef at the Lighthouse Beach and just sit there to admire the beauty. However, there are so many other things to do in Kovalam that you will have to prioritize. You can also sunbathe or just simply sit down for a picnic at the beach. The Lighthouse Beach, the Hawa Beach and the Samudra Beach are the three most visited beaches in Kovalam.

Sightseeing is one of the activities that any tourist would want to do. You can go visit the Halcyon Castle, which was earlier a castle but now has been converted into a 5-star resort. You can also spend the night there and avail the opportunity to live with grandeur for one night or maybe more if you really like the experience. If you are religiously inclined, visiting the temples, churches and mosques can another be another thing to do in Kovalam. Some famous places of worship are Thiruvallam Parasurma Temple, Kovalam Jama Masjid, and Analothbhava Matha Church.

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Water Sports in Kovalam

If you are an adventure junkie, then visit Kovalam - a coastal town where there is an abundance of water sports to  let you engage in. While going to a coastal town, one always looks forward to several activities such as water sports in Kovalam. So, let the adventurer in you indulge in water sports in Kovalam for a thrillin...

  • Water Sports
  • Adventure
  • Beach

Wooden Boat Ride in Kovalam

Wooden boat rides in Kovalam are a common activity and it is what people visualize when they think about Kerala. There are pictures of families sitting in a wooden boat, somewhere amidst the serene backwaters of Kovalam on all websites. Wooden boat rides are extremely popular and almost every tourist goes on this ride. It i...

  • Nature
  • Backwaters
  • Sunset
  • Boating

Snorkeling In Kovalam

Snorkeling in Kovalam is an activity which is best experienced during the months when the sea is calm; these months are from December to March. The best thing about this experience is that you do not need to be so worried about the dangers of the sea. The professionals ensure that everything proceeds smoothly and there is n...

  • Undersea Walk
  • Nature
  • Adventure
  • Watersports

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    Neeraj Rautela

    Haldwani

    Neeraj's 5 days trip to Kovalam

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    Hyderabad

    Deep's 5 days trip to Kovalam

    Pros: 1. Thumps up to MM travels and my coordinator, Monu, who was very prompt and reachable. 2. Trip was well organized and timely communications were sent across. 3. Hotels/resorts provided were very good. Cons: 1. Unfortunately, the driver (Mr. Raju) who accompanied us on this trip was the worst part of this trip and he literally spoiled the trip which otherwise would have been worth a five star. Highly incooperative and very adamant. He made sure not to listen to us at any time and even if he did listen, it was after multiple objections. Another issue, neither he could understand hindi, nor english properly. He insisted us to buy things from particular shops and interfered when I tried to bargain. Never stopped at any place for sight seeing which was not it my itinerary. He was always in a hurry to drop us at hotels as early as he can so he can set himself free. Stay at Lake Palace resort, Alleppey.

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    Tarungoyal

    Lucknow

    Tarungoyal's 5 days trip to Kovalam

    Trip was really awesome but experienced a bad phase of trip on last n first day just because of flights issues. I thnk thr shuld be some amount to be refunded, as we boarded for return flight in early morning on 5 th day Cab driver & the eco points introduced by cab driver at kallar hills. That was really memorable along with boat house hospitality.

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    New delhi

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    Gourav's 7 days trip to Kovalam

    Everything is very good, Best experience with travel triangle and namaskaram travels.. Thanks to Mr. Vinit.. Marari beach resort and woodnote thekkedy is very good.

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    Ahmedabad

    Mit's 8 days trip to Kovalam

    We have a wonderful experience in kerala. Thanks to Mr. Jipson. Ifyou have any issue, jipson is there with the solution within 10 minutes. Our 10 days holiday in kerala was memorable only because of jipson. Looking forward for other trips with him in future as well. Highly recommended for kerala trip.

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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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