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AreaThiruvananthapuram , India
Language Malayalam and English
WeatherSummer 20 To 25°C to °C, Winter 22 To 30°C to °C
Plan before:19 days
Prices starting: 2060/night
Best Time To Visit Kovalam : January, Feburary, August
Ideal Duration1 - 3 Days
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Ranked 14 in Beach tours
Best Time to Visit Kovalam
Best time to visit for Solo - May, August, December
Best time to visit for Couple - January, Feburary, August
Best time to visit for Family and Friends - January, August, October

Ideal duration for holidays in Kovalam is 1 - 3 Days, Best for Weekend trips
Popular amongst travelers from bengaluru, mumbai, kolkata, hyderabad, kerala, kumarakom
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About Kovalam
Currency: Rupees - INR
Pincode: 695527
Things to do in Kovalam
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This coastal destination in the south of India offers you a variety of fun activities. Read below to know what you can enjoy on your tour to this beach destination:
Go surfing:
Kovalam is a place that offers you to ride the waves and enjoy being amidst the water. The Kovalam surf club offers surfing lessons to the tourists for a nominal fee. Riding the surfboard is one experience that you would remember for your lifetime.
Sail on the waves:
You can hire a speed boat and sail to the Hawa Beach. Hawa beach is a small beach that has the most splendid evenings in the area. The rent is per person and is quite affordable. You can hire a boat for 30 minutes and admire the splendor of the coastline.
Unwind at the beaches:
Kovalam has mesmerizing beaches that have the perfect environment to laze down and relish the pristine water. You can enjoy a family picnic here or have a quick romantic getaway with your partner.
Indulge in the local culture:
Eat the local food, sip Nariyal Pani, wear a Lungi and live the life of a locale. All this would definitely fill you with a pleasure and excitement.

Places to see in Kovalam
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Kovalam is one of the hot popular tourist’s destinations of the South India. It has some incredible places to explore. Here they go:
Light House Beach:
This is the most treasured destination of Kovalam. With pristine blue water, glittering white sand, palm meadows and roaring waves the beach is just perfect for a visit. The place has old Vizhinjam lighthouse and this is where the name comes from. The lighthouse gives an incredible view of the sea. You can walk on the sand, sunbathe, play volleyball and experience surfing on this beach.
Vellayani Lake:
Kovalam is all about water but every destination of Kovalam is different than the other. The Vellayani Lake is a famous freshwater lake of Kovalam and is visited by many tourists every year. This is where the world famous snake boat race is organized every year during the Onam festival.
Hawa Beach:
Another water destination of Kovalam, the Hawa Beach is a magnificent sight to see. It is said that the beach was once a place of many topless foreigners for getting the perfect tan. The name Hawa thus came into existence. However, now the nudity is banned on this beach.
Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple:
The temple was built in the 18th century and is indeed an exemplary treasure of the South Indian Architecture. The temple is a rock cut cave that has been handcrafted by the artisans of the past. The unfinished statue of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is the key attraction at this place.
The Zoological Park:
This is the largest zoological park in the entire India and is the home to many Indian animals and plants. The bio-diversity here is evident and can be experienced as soon as you enter the park. It is a place for gaining knowledge for your kids.

Food and Shopping in Kovalam
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Food in Kovalam:
Kovalam has many food joints that serve you the best of the national, international and regional cuisines. The place called Fusion has one mouthwatering dish named Chicken masala Kappa which is definitely a treat for your senses. You can also try the King-size German Breakfast at the German bakery. The local cuisine is undoubtedly the best part of the place. The rich taste of coconut in the curry makes you drool over the aroma of the lip-smacking dishes.
Shopping in Kovalam:
While you cherish the charm of the waves you get an enticing opportunity to explore the lined up shacks and shops at the beaches. The teakwood and rosewood made statues are the prime attraction of shopping in Kovalam. You can buy colorful clothes, handicrafts, carpets, etc. in Kovalam. Do not forget to buy the shell made jewelry which is made by the local people. You will also get implausible artifacts in Kovelema which make the perfect gift for your family and friends.

How to reach Kovalam
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Kovalam by Bus
Kovalam is a well-connected place with bus service that is both affordable and comfortable. There are many luxurious buses running to and fro Trivandrum that offer you a comfortable journey to Trivandrum.
Kovalam by Taxi
The mesmerizing countryside of Kovalam welcomes you to this amazing land of natural splendor. Riding a taxi to reach Kovalam is the best and the most hassle free idea. The taxis can be hired after some bargaining and you are all set to enjoy the views on your way.
Kovalam by Train
Located at 15 kilometers is the Trivandrum Central Railway Station which offers a good connectivity to Kovalam. It has trains connecting to all the major cities of the country.
Kovalam by Air
The Trivandrum International Airport is about 15 kilometers from Kovalam and is the main airport that connects the city to all the major cities of India. It has flights connecting Singapore and Colombo to India. A taxi ride from here will make you reach Kovalam.

Kovalam Distance from near by Places:
Kovalam From Trivandrum: 16 Kilometers
Kovalam From Bangalore: 723 Kilometers
Kovalam From Cochin: 211 Kilometers
Kovalam From Chennai: 767 kilometers

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Kovalam Reviews (34)
5 ★
My overall experience in Kovalam was Excellent.
5 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. There is no entrance fee.
5 ★
No photography is allowed here.
3 ★
My overall experience in Kovalam was Good. There is no entrance fee. It has easy and good availability of food & drinks.
1 ★
Fuck you
1 ★
My overall experience in Kovalam was Poor. It has easy and good availability of food & drinks.
4 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. There is no entrance fee.
4 ★
very good hotel with swimming pool. very good quality of food. stff were very cooperative. next time i will visit this hotel only. miss Thusra was contacting daily for any trouble or any inconvenience. but no we enjoy kerala very much. my grand son/daughter came from U.K. and they were also very happy.
5 ★
My overall experience in Kovalam was Excellent. There is no entrance fee. It has easy and good availability of food & drinks.
Dharmesh Shah
from Ahmedabad, India
4 ★
Best time to visit is Morning. Washroom facility is not so good. My overall experience in Kovalam was Very Good
Do's & Dont's in Kovalam
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  • Comfortable clothes
  • ID Required
  • Parking
  • Food Joints
  • Hidden gem
  • Cleanliness
  • Camera Allowed
  • Entrance Fee
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