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Kovalam literally means “a groove of coconut trees” in Malayalam, the name of the place is apt as the place is all surrounded by the coconut tree and is located 10 km from the state capital of Kerala- Thiruvananthapuram.

The place is in fact a combination of three small beaches. Among all the three beaches, the southernmost beach known as the Lighthouse Beach is the most liked and frequented beach in Kovalam while Hawa Beach is most commercialized one. Samudra Beach is liked for its secluded ambience and is very popular among sunbathers. Initially the beach of kovalam was called by a name anglers paradise.

It is also recognized as the ‘Paradise of the South’; offering an endless sight of coconut trees. Kovalam is located along the Malabar Coast in the state of Kerala. Kovalam is famous being a beach destination and is visited by Indian as well as international tourists all round the year.

Kovalam travel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Kovalam tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in Southern India.

General facts about Kovalam
Location: Southern India
Altitude: 0 m
Language: English, Malayalam and Tamil
Climate: Cold, tropical and moderate
Major Attractions: Bhagavathi Temple and Aruvikkara Dam
Ideal Time to Visit: October to March

Tourist sightseeing in Kovalam
Kovalam has mainly three attractions which are just separated among themselves with the rocky shores namely the Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach and Samudra Beach. Lighthouse Beach displays a 30 meter tall lighthouse with an observation platform. These beach venues offer different kinds of water sports such as parasailing, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking and boating. Another major attraction that you can find on these beaches is the Ayurvedic massages that are offered by the resorts lined up on the beach. Then on the beach only there is an exclusive Kovalam Art Gallery, showcasing the artifacts, paintings, murals and art works.

Karamana River, positioned just 14.2 km away from Kovalam, is also observed frequented by tourists. There is another river which is famous among the locals and the tourists that originates from Agastyar Koodam, flows through Thiruvananthapuram and ultimately falls into the Arabian Sea at Panathura area near Kovalam. The village called Aruvikkara, situated on the banks of Karamana River, is famous for its ancient Bhagavathi Temple and Aruvikkara Dam.

Climate of Kovalam
Kovalam stands as a beautiful tourist spot and is frequented almost all the year. Well, the best time to visit the place is in the months of September till March. In monsoon, the place is affected by high tides, thus it is advised to the tourists to not to visit the place from June till September.

How to reach Kovalam

Kovalam by Air: The nearest airport to Kovalam is at Trivandrum which is just at a distance of 16 km.

Kovalam by Rail: The nearest railway terminal is at Trivandrum.

Kovalam by Road: The city is well connected all the cities in Kerala.

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