Kovalam Beach

"A trinity of Beaches"
Kovlam is a small village on the Malabar Coast of Kerala. Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees.   There are hotels to suit every pocket. Kovalam is fast developing as a Yoga and health center with herbal massages, oil baths and  dynamics of Yoga and meditation taught by experts.
The palm-fringed bays amidst coconut groves bordering the boundless blue waters of the Arabian Sea and miles of golden sands amidst the rocky projections look like a dreamy paradise. This majestic beach gets divided in crescent-shaped trinity of beaches:  

Lighthouse Beach
Located at the south of the Kovalam beach, this part of beach is called Lighthouse Beach because of Vizhinjam Lighthouse installed there. The lighthouse  glows in the dark at regular intervals and presents a spectacular ambiance.  Vizhinzam mosque standing ashore in the serene surroundings is vistors’ delight especially in the splashes of light in the dark. Visit also Ganpati Temple in the village.

Hawa Beach
‘Hawa, means winds. This windy section of the beach in the North is a place to visit in the morning when local fishermen set out to sea to catch the fish and in the afternoon when are back with the catch.

Samudra Beach
‘Samudra’ means sea.  It is a natural sheltered sea beach in the middle. It is an ideal place for sunbathing while viewing rudimentary wooden fishing vessels.
On beach itself, there are shops to buy handicrafts, jewellery, clothes etc. and also to enjoy eating sea-food including lobsters besides vegetarian food.

Other attractions
Kathakali performances, the classical dance-drama of Kerala, in the evening. Thrills surfing, swimming, skiing and kayaking in the vast azure water of Arabian sea.  The safe zones for adventure sports are marked with the green flag and the area with red flags in not safe for the tourists. Add more fun to your trip by indulging yourself in angling. Hire the boat from fisherman and set out to catch colorful fishes.

How to Reach Kovalam

By Air

: Thiruvananthapuram international airport is a nearest airport to Kovalam.
By Rail: Thiruvananthapuram railway station is the nearest railhead from Kovalam.

By Road

: Tourist can also access to Kovalam by bus that ply regularly from Thiruvananthapuram Kovalam can be reached by direct and regular bus services from Thiruvananthapuram. Buses also link the place from Ernakulam, Kanyakumari and Periyar wildlife sanctuary. Thiruvananthapuram Airport and Railway head serve the requirements of Kovalam.

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