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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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    Tejashvidamania

    Mumbai

    Tejashvidamania's 6 days trip to Kovalam

    Neha from Namaskaram Travels booked our trip with ease and helped us out throughout our trip whenever we needed. Would totally recommend booking a trip with Namaskaram and I can surely vouch for Neha and she knows her job really well. She has helped us out even during out of hours, that shows how go
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    Venkatasairam D

    Chennai

    Venkatasairam's 5 days trip to Kovalam

    It is a Good Trip with all arrangements as per earlier Discussion. Cab and Driver is very accommodating and Friendly. Stay at Winternote and Munnar Hill Station water falls.
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    Muthukumaran Natarajan

    Vadodara

    Muthukumaran's 8 days trip to Kovalam

    We have selected the hotels in main places by our self. Sight seeing places are also selected by us. Faced few difficulties and completed successfully It was told that only the main person identify will be asked in hotel ............but they asked all people identify and also we are group of 10 pe
    ople ........booked as 8 adults and 2 children. ..had an embarrassing experience. Driver was good but difficulties in halting the van as we required. ........there is no pre planning to check the route prior to travel......... In hotels I requested with dinner but offer given only with break fast.......... The tour manager was on call whenever required ...........other than few embarrassing situations and selection of hotel at kumarkom..........things are okay.
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    Rakesh Solanki

    Delhi

    Rakesh's 4 days trip to Kovalam

    Nice and very romantic tour cab driver was nice person
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    Ramnath Gowd

    Tirupati

    Ramnath's 5 days trip to Kovalam

    Excellently.Thank you trip sailer.Driver is very good.
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    Anil Kathireddy

    Hyderabad

    Anil's 5 days trip to Kovalam

    The travel agent has given the full support during the trip and made the journey memorable
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    Kiran Vellanki

    Hyderabad

    Kiran's 6 days trip to Kovalam

    I recently booked a 6-day Kerala trip through TravelTriangle and Trippro. While the journey had its highlights, there were also a few areas that could use improvement. Transport: The transport services were exceptional throughout the trip. Our driver was punctual, courteous, and highly knowledgeabl
    e about local attractions. His support made our travel comfortable and stress-free. Accommodation: 1. Munnar (Munnar Queen): Our stay at the Munnar Queen was disappointing. The behavior of the hotel staff was unfriendly and unaccommodating, which overshadowed the beauty of the location. The lack of hospitality was a significant drawback. 2. Thekkady (Windnote Hotel): In contrast, our stay at the Windnote Hotel in Thekkady was excellent. The staff was welcoming, the rooms were clean, and the overall ambiance was pleasant. This made our stay in Thekkady very enjoyable. 3. Alleppey (Houseboat): The houseboat stay in Alleppey was unfortunately substandard. We were not provided with the premium boat rooms as promised. The rooms were not clean, and there was a very toxic smell emanating from the beds, which made the stay uncomfortable. 4. Kovalam (UDS Hotel): The stay at UDS Hotel in Kovalam was outstanding. The hotel offered luxurious accommodations, excellent service, and a beautiful beachfront location. It was the perfect way to conclude our trip. Overall Experience: Despite some inconsistencies, particularly with the accommodations in Munnar and Alleppey, the trip was well-organized. The transport and the support from our driver were significant positives. TravelTriangle and Trippro could greatly improve the travel experience by ensuring better standards of accommodation and staff behavior in all locations. Thanks to Aditya and Karishma. Rating: • Transport: ★★★★★ • The Munnar Queen: ★★☆☆☆ • Windnote Hotel, Thekkady: ★★★★☆ • Alleppey Houseboat: ★★☆☆☆ • UDS Hotel, Kovalam: ★★★★★ In summary, the trip had its memorable moments, especially in Thekkady and Kovalam. With some improvements in the selection of accommodations and staff training, particularly in Munnar and Alleppey, TravelTriangle and Trippro could provide a consistently enjoyable travel experience. *I suggestion to Trippro don’t recommend the munnar queen property to your future customers. ** for Alleppy recommend the customers to choose ultra-luxury boats as premium boats are old and toxic smell from beds. Kitchen also not hygienic.
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    Anwitaagrahari

    Bengaluru

    Anwitaagrahari's 6 days trip to Kovalam

    Munnar hotel was awesome. Thekkady was also very good with very good breakfast but houseboat rooms was OK type . Food was good in houseboat... in kovalam neelkanth hotel was OK type n pathetic breakfast.. Overall we had great fun with my family members..
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    Shivakumar Kassa

    Hyderabad

    Shivakumar's 4 days trip to Kovalam

    Alleppy houseboat trip was just boating, after 6.pm there was no any program, there must be at last some entertainment evening to night dinner, there is no AC in house boat room, cant stay in room till dinner time. 1st and 2nd day Munnar trip was good experience ,
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    Manasmi Sm

    Mumbai

    Manasmi's 3 days trip to Kovalam

    Naveen was excellent help and assistance before and also through out the journey. Everything went smoothly right from hotel bookings, car, sight seeings and everything. Am satisfied with the service provided Naveen was excellent help and assistance before and also through out the journey. Everything
    went smoothly right from hotel bookings, car, sight seeings and everything. Am satisfied with the service provided

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    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.

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