Kovalam is also famous for its Ayurvedic massages and many yoga resorts. Meditation and herbal body toning are some of the things which travelers are treated to for a rejuvenating experience. A number of cultural programs are also organized along with a catamaran cruise to add to your Kerala experience.
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Location: Kerala, In District Thiruvananthapuram
Area: 4245.01 Sq. Km.
Temperature: (summer 20 to 36°C) & (winter 16 to 34°C)
Languages spoken: Malayalam and English
Nearest Airports: Trivandrum is the nearest airport
Main Railway Station: The nearest railway station is Trivandrum
Main Bus Station or Road: Kovalam is well linked by the city bus services from Trivandrum and other main junctions in the district.
Distance of a few Major Towns from Kovalam:
Trivandrum-11km, Kaniyapuram-31km, Palliyadi 44km, Kochuveli-17km
Aviyal, Puttu, Malabar Pratha, Karimeen Fry, Olan, Malabar Chicken Biryani, Thalassey Biryani are some of the famous dishes of Kovalam
Places of Tourist interest:
The Hawa beach, also called Eve's Beach is ideal for travelers looking for virgin, secluded & calm stretches of sandy shores.
The beach is a long sandy strip, safe guarded by life guards along the shore. The lighthouse is illuminated and a great place to enjoy a quiet evening. Delicious & fresh sea food available along the shore is just the thing to round up a relaxed evening. The approach to this beach is fairly easy as transport is easily available.
To the north most part of Kovalam beach is yet another scenic jewel called the Samudra Beach. The view of few fishing vessels & ships on the horizon is a beautiful sight to see.
Ponmudi is famous for its mountains and beautiful landscapes. A number of tea plantations can be seen in this region. From Ponmudi mountains enjoy a bird's eye view of the surrounding scenic beauty.
Getting around the destination:
Cycle rickshaws and Private Taxies are found here for local places to visit.
Shopping Areas & Entertainment:
Handicrafts items are very famous in this destination
Best time to visit:
October to March is the best time to visit the destination.
The Great Elephant Festival of Kovalam is celebrated in the month of January
Food Festival is celebrated in the month of January