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Kovalam Travel

Kovalam is one of the internationally renowned evergreen and pleasant climatic beach resorts. A tropical paradise, Kovalam has several restaurants providing delicious Western and Indian food.

Tourist attractions

Some of the famous tourist attractions in Kovalam are the -

  • Kovalam Beaches
    Kovalam consists of three successive crescent beaches, the most popular being the Lighthouse Beach. The middle beach is called Hawah, while the northern beach is Samudra.
  • Castle Kovalam:
    This sprawling palace houses paintings of Lord Krishna and his cowherds. Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple: This imposing seven-storied tower is an excellent example of the Dravidian style of architecture.
  • Veli Lagoon (Tourist Village):
    This wonderful waterfront park is an ideal picnic spot where the lake merges with sea.

  • The Govt. Art Museum:
    Formally known as Napier Museum , the museum blends traditional Kerala styles with Chinese and Mughal architecture.
  • Sree Chithra Art Gallery:
    The gallery has a rich collection of paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and Roerich.

  • The Zoo:
    One of the best maintained zoos in Asia, it has beautiful expansive lawns.
  • Science and Technology Museum: This museum is of high educative value for students of science and technology.


  • Akkulam Boat Club:
    This Lake has boating facilities and has the largest children's park in Kerala.

  • Neyyar Dam:
    A picnic spot with boating facilities, there is a lion safari park and crocodile farm here.

  • Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary:
    This sanctuary with its rich fauna and birds is dotted with large hills with forests and eucalyptus plantations.
  • Water Sports:
    Kovalam is an ideal place for kayaking, swimming, surfing and skiing.

  • Shopping:
    You can shop items like handicrafts, jewelry and clothes at the shops spread along the waterfront of the beach.


Best time to visit Kovalam is between the months of November and February.


How to reach
To reach Kovalam, the nearest Airport is the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (14km). The Trivandrum Central Railway Station is the nearest Railway Station from Kovalam beach. The city is also easily accessible by road.


Some of the Premium hotels in Kovalam are Hotel Samudra and The Travancore Heritage, while Kadaloram Beach Resort and Swagath Holiday Resorts are a few Deluxe hotels in Kovalam. Marine Palace and Wilson Tourist Home are some Budget hotels in Kovalam, whereas Santhatheeram Resort and Manaltheeram Beach Resort are a few Ayurvedic Resorts.

By Air:

The nearest airport to Kovalam beach is Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) International Airport. Located about 16 km from Kovalam beach, this airport is most convenient to reach Kovalam, by air. Many International Airlines operate regular flights to and from Trivandrum.

Indian Air Lines, Air India, Air Lanka, East West Airlines and Gulf Air operate regular flights to and from Trivandrum to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Goa, Bangalore, Cochin, and Kozhikode. International flights to Sri Lanka, Maldives, Gulf countries and Singapore can also be availed from here.