Kovalam means ‘A grove of coconut trees’ and the whole area beyond the shores around Kovalam is literally filled with endless sight of coconut trees offering magnificent views while approaching the beach.
There are three beaches in Kovalam. The most popular beach is the Light House Beach and offers an amazing sight of Vizhinjam Mosque. Lighthouse Beach got its name due to the old Vizhinjam Lighthouse located on top of the Kurumkal hillock. Samudra Beach on northern side is a nice place to hangout despite of less commercial activity. The middle one is called Eve’s Beach or Hawa beach, which was earlier famous with European Tourists. Eve’s Beach is ideal to spend a quiet evening. Kovalam is ideal for relaxing and spending time leisurely.
There are several activities for tourists like sunbathing, swimming, catamaran cruising, herbal body massage and cultural programs. Water sports like kayaking, surfing, fishing and water skiing are some of the activities that can be enjoyed in Kovalam. Kovalam is also famous for its Ayurvedic massages and many yoga resorts.
The nearest airport to Kovalam – Trivandrum international airport (14 km away)
The nearest Railway station – Trivandrum railway station