Kovalam Beaches Travel Information

There is a small village on the Malabar Coast along the Kerala shore line which is known as Kovalam. As soon as these fabulous beaches were discovered, this sleepy town came into the map of tourist. This beach is located at sixteen kilometers south of Thiruvananthapuram. This beach is located at an hour drive from Thiruvananthapuram. This beach is famous as south Indian Beach due to its natural beauty and fine sand washed beach, which makes sun bath on these silver sands possible.

Now, Kovalam is one of the famous beaches of India. Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees and truly the coconut trees along the beaches gives this beach a ravishing look.

This beach is a paradise for the tourists as it is associated with the boundless blue waters of the Arabian sea. Tourists can enjoy the miles of white sand which is washed away by the surf touching the feet of the stalwart palms and also the rocky promontories. This marvelous beach is the dream for the tourists.

It is a sheltered natural bay associated with cool soothing palms and gentle waves. When you are tired of aquatics, swimming or sunbathing you can enjoy the handicrafts, jewellery and cloth shops which spread along the waterfront. At the beachside restaurant, tourists can enjoy the delightful sea-food.

Kovalam beach is associated with innumerable beach resorts. Most of the private resorts on Kovalam beach are famous for their secluded location and cleanliness. Vizhinjam is a place which is at least 8 km far from Kovalam beach and most of the private resorts are located near this place only.

Important beaches of Kovalam

Lighthouse Beach

It is the most popular beach which is located at the southern part of the Kovalam beach. Here you can enjoy the cool sea breeze, blowing from the Arabian sea. You can also enjoy walking barefooted on the soft silver sands of the beach. Here tourists can enjoy a splendid view of the Vizhinzam mosque and its verdant surroundings.

The Vizhinjam Lighthouse is one of the main attractions. The interesting fact about this light house is that it still glows in the dark at regular intervals.