Kovalam – the mere name conjures an image of beautiful beaches, serene environment and good food. It is no secret that Kovalam has grown to be a favoured tourist attraction among the young and old. This lively beach is a peninsula formed by a pile of rocky stones which makes it a perfect destination for beach and water enthusiasts. Formed by three adjacent beaches, this crescent-shaped beach offers serene waters and a great spot for sunbathing.
Apart from this, there are plenty of water sports here. The spas offer Kerala’s authentic Ayurvedic massages and thanks to its tropical climate; it hardly takes any time to get a skin tan, naturally. Recently, Kovalam has commenced offering a plethora of choices when it comes to shopping for souvenirs. This beach also offers authentic Kerala delicacies along with the continental cuisine.
If we have got you all looking forward or planning your trip to Kovalam, already here are some pointers to keep in mind:
What’s the best time to visit Kovalam?
November to February: The winter seasons is by far the best season to visit Kovalam. Temperature is usually moderate, and overall climate is conducive for sight-seeing and making the most of the beach and water activities. Since this is the season that sees more tourist, it is adviced that you book yourself well in advance in one of the Kovalam beach resorts or any other accommodations that you wish to stay.
March to May: The summer brings with it a sharp drop in tourists. So, if you want to spend some alone and quiet time at this beach, this is a great time to be here. Also, the off-season can get you great deals at the hotels in Kovalam. The Kovalam beach resorts are comparatively less crowded too, during this time of the year
How to reach Kovalam?
By Air: Trivandrum is the nearest airport to Kovalam. You can then take a cab or bus to Kovalam.
By Rail: Take the train to Trivandrum Railway Station from Kochi and head to Kovalam via road.
By Road: There are buses from Kochi that take you directly to Kovalam. The Kerala State Road Transportation Services also offers Volvos to Kovalam. However, if it is the road that you want to take, a drive to Kovalam can give you an opportunity to enjoy the picturesque surrounding on the journey.
What places can you visit in Kovalam?
There are many places that you can visit in Kovalam. However, some of the more famous ones are:
- The Lighthouse beach
- Hawah Beach
- Samudra Beach
- The German Bakery
- Karamana River
- Vellayani Lake
- Valiyathura Pier
- Vizhinjam village
Where to stay in Kovalam?
There are many options to stay here. You can opt for beach resorts in Kovalam that offer excellent service. Few of the Kovalam Beach resorts to consider are:
- The LeelaKovalam
- Niraamaya Retreats – Surya Samudra
- Green Cove Resorts by Taj Vivanta
- Turtle on the Beach
- Estuary Island Resort
- Hotel Samudra
Apart from this, it’s pretty easy to get around Kovalam. Known for its mouth-watering seafood, you can try few of Kovalam local delicacies in the local hotels. Do not be hesitant to try the street food too.