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Things To Do In Kovalam

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Tourism in Kovalam

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Sep - Feb

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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 thrilli...

  • 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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      Overall it was a very good trip, enjoyed every bit of event.. stay was very good, response from Trip on Click was excellent.. only issue was with Cab Owner and not driver who created some hiccups during our travel from Munar to Alleppey.. except which the travel was memorable.. Stay in Dew Drops Munar and house boat at Alleppey..
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      Hotel would be nearer to cochin, and the car is small, it was very congested for 5 people. Other than that everything is good The house boat and Marine Drive
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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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