The sea shores of Kovalam in Kerala offer a blissful holiday to its beach lovers. It depict the golden miles that welcome the gentle waves and and the natural rays, all the year round. The best time to enjoy a beach vacation in Kovalam is from October to March, when swimmers, surfers and sun-bathers covers miles after miles and explore its scenic beauty.
Beach Activities in Kovalam, Kerala
Kovalam beholds three touristy beaches, namely- Samudra, Hawah and Lighthouse. All the three beaches are best places for hang out, particularly in the evening. A number of open-air cafes and pizzerias offers the cool ambiance to the visitors. They arrange deck-chairs, eatables and leisure activity for the sybarite and also organizes water-sports equipments for the adventure lovers.
Water sports in Kovalam beach in Kerala
Beach travel in Kovalam gets exciting with undertaking dozens of water-sports on Kovalam beaches.
The beach shacks and resorts, set up Hawah beach offers surfing boards and boating facilities to the adventurers. Visitors can also opt for boating offered by the local fishermen.
On visiting Thiruvallom, located 8 km from Kovalam temple, enthusiast can enjoy a boat ride on Kerala backwaters. The riding adventure is organized by Thiruvallom Boat Club, which further pave the way to Pozhikkara Beach. The spot offers the scenic view of Karamana and Parvathy Puthanaar river, that joins the great Arabian Sea.
Ayurveda on Kovalam Beach
The serene atmosphere of Samudra beach promotes Ayurveda in Kerala. The beach is one of the quietest beach in Kovalam and presents the place to get engaged in the vedic therapy. Apart from meditating on the beach, the ubiquitous Ayurveda is offered by centers, that has acquired a special Green Leaf and Olive Leaf certification. The Somatheeram Ayurvedic Beach Resort and Manaltheeram Ayurvedic Beach Village on Chowara beach(8 km south of Kovalam) is popular all over the world.
Accommodation in Kovalam
Beaches in Kovalam are dotted with places of stay, which suits visitors pocket. Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach Resorts, Taj Green Cove Resort and Hotel Samudra are some elite accommodation option on Samudra beach. Holidaymakers can also opt for Hotel Neelakanta on Hawah beach, Marine Palace on Lighthouse beach and Somatheeram Ayurvedic Beach Resort in Chowara beach in Kovalam
How to reach Kovalam beach:
The nearest International Airport to Kovalam beach is at Thiruvananthapuram(19 km)
Thiruvananthapuram Central, situated 13 kms away is the nearest railway station to Kovalam beaches
NH47 connects Kovalam with Alappuzha, Kollam, Kanyakumari, Thiruvananthapuram and other major tourist destinations in South India.