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Kovalam

Posted on 08/07/14

Introduction:

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.

     

Kovalam

Photo Credit: Mehul Antani    


Destination Facts:

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
 

Getting there:

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

Eating Around:
Aviyal, Puttu, Malabar Pratha, Karimeen Fry, Olan, Malabar Chicken Biryani, Thalassey Biryani are some of the famous dishes of Kovalam

Places of Tourist interest:

Hawa Beach:
The Hawa beach, also called Eve's Beach is ideal for travelers looking for virgin, secluded & calm stretches of sandy shores.

Lighthouse Beach:
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.

Samudra Beach:
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:
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.


     Ponmudi

                                           Ponmudi


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.

 Festival:
The Great Elephant Festival of Kovalam is celebrated in the month of January
Food Festival is celebrated in the month of January