Kovalam beaches are one of the hottest tourist spots in Kerala due to its amazing beauty, charm and vibrant atmosphere. Situated near Thiruvananthapuran (Capital City of Kerala), Kovalam beach offers an amazing and exotic travel experience and is considered as a perfect honeymoon or dating destination in Kerala. It is also one of the best places to spend your time with family and friends and travelers from different parts of the world come here to enjoy the amazing beauty and facilities offered at the beaches.
Due to its’ natural beauty, Kovalam is also known as the “Paradise of the South” and you can see an endless line of coconut trees around this amazing beach location. Kovalam beach is one of the best travel place in Kerala and also plays an important role to the overall revenue generated from tourism for Kerala Government. Kovalam beaches have become one of the hallmark for Kerala tourism and this speaks clearly about the importance of this place as a major travel tour destination of South India.
The amazing beaches of Kovalam which spans around 17 kilometers are mainly comprised of three beaches such as
a) Lighthouse Beach
The Lighthouse beach in Kovalam is southern part of Kovalam beaches and is one of the hot attractions present at the beaches. The Vizhinjam lighhouse is situated near this beach and that is the main reason behind the naming of this beach as light house beach. The beam of light that comes out from the lighthouse during the night decorates the beaches and offers an amazing beauty and charm for your eyes to watch.
b) Hawah Beach
Hawah beach is also known as Eve’s beach is another major travel spot of the Kovalam beaches. The calm blue sea water and the rocky surroundings makes the Hawah beach more beautiful and is considered to be the best place to sit and enjoy the amazing beauty of the beach. In the evenings, the moonlight makes the Hawah beach appear more beautiful and thereby attracting a good number of tourists.
Samudra beach ranks third among the beaches of Kerala and appears more calm and you can also feel the scarcity of tourists and crowds when compared with the other two beaches of Kovalam. The Samudra beach is well known for its fishermen community and you can see the fishermen at work and going for fishing, which will indeed be a unique site for those visiting this place for the first time. The beach is ideal for taking a walk and also for moderate swimming activities.
Transportation and Accommodation
The Kovalam beaches are only 16 kms away from Thiruvananthapuram city, which is well connected to the other major places by air, rail and road. This makes it easy for you to reach and visit the amazing beaches of Kovalam. You can either hire a public bus, auto rickshaws taxis etc to reach this place.
Since there are a lot of hotels, lodges and resorts available in and around Kovalam, you will really find it easy and affordable to find a decent accommodation while visiting Kovalam beaches. If you are alone or travelling for the first time to Kerala, you can take help of a tour operator or a local tour guide to help you get moving around.