With its crescent-shaped, palm-fringed beaches, golden sands and beautiful vistas, Kovalam is the favourite beach destination of any traveller. Earlier, in the 1970s, Kovalam was known for being part of the hippie trail. The beach has changed over the years but continues to charm travellers with its aura and enrich them with a multitude of experiences.
Kovalam is a small coastal town in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. With its three crescent-shaped beaches, and the cultural, heritage, wellness, zen, and adventure sports experiences they have on offer, Kovalam is a beach lover’s paradise.
The beaches have turned into a destination that has something in store for everyone. Be the traveller or tourist an ardent beach lover, a culture buff, an adventure junkie, or one searching for the inner self, Kovalam has something to bestow.
Every day is a lazy, laid-back day here if you want it to be, that is. You can begin your day with a hot cuppa in hand, walk along languid sandy stretches and laze away to glory. Or, you can start your day on a high note, by hopping onto a catamaran and riding into the sea! That is the beauty of Kovalam. There is never a dearth of activity (or reasons for inactivity) here, and you will be smothered by a range of vibrant options regarding how to spend the day.
Kovalam has three beaches viz. Hawa Beach or Eve’s beach; Grove’s Beach (Samudra Beach) which is also called Kovalam Beach, and the Light House Beach. The lighthouse beach is famed for its mighty lighthouse which offers a breathtaking aerial view of Kovalam.
The experiences it offers include sunbathing, swimming, catamaran cruises, and water sports such as boating, scuba diving, parasailing, surfing, and so on. You can alternately indulge in some holistic or wellness treatment such as yoga and Ayurveda.
And if you need to experience some piety, then head to the Azhimala Siva Temple which is an ancient place of worship that boasts of a uniquely crafted mega sculpture of Lord Siva.
You can also head to the Kerala Arts and Crafts Village to experience the cultural wealth of Kerala. You get to take home that souvenir you have been longing for or interact with artists and artisans at their workplace or craft studios.
If you need the ultimate Kerala experience, Kovalam is where you head off to!