Located on the Malabar Coast line of Kerala, Kovalam is a small village that has gained its notoriety as a most popular beach hangout in India.
beach, a guarded bay is situated at a distance of 16 km from Trivandrum. A
glittering silvery sand contour into an arc, edging on one side with
cerulean waters and on the other side by a magnificent rows of green palm
groves. It is one of the best coastal splendors in India with its natural
picturesque location. It offers a safe sea bath with plethora of other water
The Three Beaches of Kovalam
The beaches of Kovalam can be divided in three parts. The southern most
beach, is the most popular beach - a Lighthouse Beach. The middle beach is
called Hawah, the favorite location for the local fisherman. Samudra the
northern most beach, is flourished with few primary wooden fishing boats.
Water sports facilities at Kovalam offered by various beach resorts and
sports clubs include - Sailing, Para Sailing Windsurfing, and Water Skiing.
Kovalam beach destination of India is exclusively unique in its own way
facilitating different dive conditions and a vast marine life.
Water Sports At Kovalam Beach
Kovalam is a natural bay ideal for kayaking, swimming, surfing and skiing.
One can swim in the shallow blue water and have a sun-bath in the exotic
tropical sun lying on the vast silvery fling sands. The coastal area is also
rowed with exquisite tatters of coral reefs and also zenith the waves
breaking on the shore on logs of fastened woods on catamarans.
Snorkeling in the shallow waters of Kovalam is a family activity often
loved by the kids and adults. Take a dip and explore the mysteries of the
marine life or spend your beach holiday making sandcastle and get entrapping
in this lustrous charm.
Shallow water presentations and guided snorkel tours are the most
attractive offers provided by the beach resorts.
From Kovalam, you can take a backwater cruise to the ravishing backwoods of
Kerala, riding country boats and luxuriating in its picturesque splendor of
greenery. The facilities of houseboats, country boats and catamarans are
even offered by some hotels for the tourists at reasonable rates.
The serene location of the Kovalam beach is galvanized by Kathakali dance -
the classical dance-drama of Kerala performed by talented artists. Besides
being a beach resort, facilitating adventure water sports Kovalam, is also
popular for Yoga and health center. One can take Ayurvedic massages and oil
baths or master the procedures of doing Yoga and meditation taught by
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 10 km is the nearest
airport, one can easily hire a taxi or a bus to reach Kovalam.
Thiruvananthapuram central, about 16 km is the nearest railway station.
Kovalam can also be accessed by direct and regular bus services from
Thiruvananthapuram. Buses also link the place from Ernakulam, Kanyakumari
and Periyar wildlife sanctuary.