Top Tourist Places To Visit in Kovalam

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Kovalam

  • Kovalam
  • Kerala
  • India
  • Best Time to Visit
    October to February.
  • Climate
    Kovalam experiences Tropical climate and is generally dry. There is abundant rainfall during the two monsoon periods.
  • Main Languages
    Malayalam, English, Hindi and Tamil.
  • Temperature
    Summer - Max : 36.2. Min : 20.6.
    Winter - Max : 35.0. Min : 18.0.

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Kovalam Overview

Kovalam literally means a grove of coconut trees. The town of Kovalam in Kerala justifies its name with the endless number of coconut trees it has. It is a coastal town situated on the beach side of the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram. The place is a popular tourist destination amongst westerners. It came into the limelight during seventies with mass influx of hippies who flocked this town on their way to Ceylon.

The beauty of its beaches has been maintained in their pristine condition. They are not overly crowded. This town is a peaceful place, perfect for those wanting a recluse. Life is Kovalam is slow and laid-back. The view of the sunset at the beach is a remarkable sight that stays with the admirer lifelong. Tourists can also enjoy surfing, boat rides and other water sports here. This town is not far from other major touristy places which are easy accessible from here.

Climate & Geography

Kovalam is situated on the 17km long coastline of Arabian Sea. It has three beaches, namely Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach, which are separated by rocky outcroppings.


This town is at a distance of 16km from Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station and 10km from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. One can take taxis or autos for reaching there. There are also public buses from Trivandrum to Kovalam. To get around the town, tourist taxis can be availed or private bikes can be hired for enjoying the scenic beauty.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How Many Days Should I Plan for Kovalam Trip?
    Plan for at least 3-4 days to fully enjoy Kovalam's beautiful beaches and explore its surrounding attractions.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Kovalam?
    The nearest major airport for Kovalam is Trivandrum International Airport, and the nearest train station is Trivandrum Central Railway Station.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Kovalam?
    The primary transportation options for reaching Kovalam are by flight to Trivandrum International Airport or by train to Trivandrum Central Railway Station.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Kovalam?
    Kovalam celebrates various festivals throughout the year, including the local Harvest Festival known as Onam and the Kovalam Flower Show held in February.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Kovalam?
    The top tourist attractions in Kovalam include Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach, Samudra Beach, Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple, and Kovalam Art Gallery.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Kovalam?
    Some must-try local dishes in Kovalam include seafood specialties like fish curry, prawn fry, and crab masala. Popular restaurants include Malabar Cafe and Curry Leaf.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Kovalam?
    Kovalam offers a wide range of accommodations including luxury resorts, beachfront hotels, budget guesthouses, and homestays.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Kovalam?
    Yes, there are public buses available in Kovalam for convenient and affordable transportation within and around the town.
  • What are the transportation options available in Kovalam?
    Transportation options in Kovalam include taxis, auto-rickshaws, buses, and rental scooters or bikes for getting around the town.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Kovalam?
    The primary language spoken in Kovalam is Malayalam, but English is widely understood and spoken by locals.
  • What is the best time to visit Kovalam?
    The best time to visit Kovalam is during the months of September to March when the weather is pleasant and ideal for beach activities.
  • What activities can be done in Kovalam?
    In Kovalam, you can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, beach walks, water sports like surfing and parasailing, Ayurvedic treatments, and visit nearby attractions like Kovalam Fishermen Village.
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