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Kovalam Beach - Sun, Sand, Sea, Fun, Romance and much more

Sand washed shores, swaying coconut and palm trees, precipitously mounting headlands and paradisiacal surroundings define the picture perfect world renowned Kovalam Beach of Kerala. The beautiful Kovalam has three crescent shape beaches named Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach and Ashok Beach, the last one drawing its name from Ashok Hotel which is situated close to the beach. Lighthouse Beach draws its name from the Vizhinjam Lighthouse located here which dominates the landscape of Kovalam.

Edakallu foreland on Hawa Beach is a great place to view romantic sunset. Hawa Beach is also known as Eve's Beach and it just 20 minutes walk from Lighthouse Beach. The well illuminated Lighthouse Beach is a nice place to enjoy quiet evening and deliciously fresh continental sea food and vegetarian delicacies. Kovalam Beach is considered among the top 10 Must Visit Sea Shore Destinations of the World and attracts global tourists from all over the globe.

Literal meaning of Kovalam is "Groove of Coconut Trees" . The beach town of Kovalam is situated 13 km from the state capital Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. There are plenty of recuperation and regeneration resorts and salons at Kovalam beaches where you can enjoy Ayurvedic massages with herbal oils for toning of your skin. You can also practice meditation and also learn Yoga postures in Yoga classes at beaches which will provide you a rejuvenating experience of lifetime.

One can have surfboards to enjoy windsurfing on beach in Kovalam. Vegetarian and non vegetarian delicacies that include German, Swiss and Continental specialties which you can have at Kovalam beach resorts in will have your taste buds vying for more. You can also hire a motorbike to travel to Kovalam and within the town. Pretty trinkets, fashionable clothings and small handicrafts are the items that you can shop at Kovalam. There are few private beaches at Kovalam which are popular among the tourists for their hygiene, cleanliness and secluded locations. The sea port of Vizhinjam is just 3 km from Kovalam which is famous for its big mosque, old Hindu temples, churches and exotic varieties of fishes. Visit Beach in Kovalam to rejuvenate your mind and body and experience the vibe of the great ambience of mother nature's bounties.


Kovalam is world famous destination for honeymoon getaways, to enjoy water sports, carnivals, cultural events and some other thrilling activities. Cruises for romantic view of sunrise and sunset are arranged for tourists by fishermen that will provide you a mesmerizing experience of the lifetime. More adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts can opt for Catamaran cruise which is conducted on a country boat. Angling, deep see snorkeling, boogie board surfing, pleasure boat ride are some of the water sports activities that you can enjoy at Kovalam beaches. Boat ride in a rice boat in the world famous Kerala Backwaters will provide you fascinating glimpses of stunning patches of coastal coral reefs, meandering coconut trees that are lined all along the beach in Kovalam and the rustic life of the locals of the nearby hamlets. Bonfire ring is a popular activity which is enjoyed by the tourists on Beaches. To do the least, you can laze down on the golden sands of Kovalam beaches to just admire the nature's bounties for which the beach town is famous all over.


The tranquil shores of Beach are 16 km from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. Nearest Trivandrum Central Railway Station is well connected by rail services. Deluxe shuttle bus services, luxury Volvo buses and air conditioned cabs that are available from all nearby destinations are a good option to reach Beaches by road.

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