The stunning beaches will take your breath away

The stunning beaches will take your breath away

Kovalam, one of the finest holiday destinations in India

Kovalam, one of the finest holiday destinations in India

Bright lighthouses dot the picturesque shores

Bright lighthouses dot the picturesque shores

Adventure is a way of life in Kovalam

Adventure is a way of life in Kovalam | Photo credit: Flickr/techbreeze

Destination Snapshot

  • Travel Style

  • Adventure Buffs
  • Lovebirds
  • Family Fun
  • Beach Bums
  • Relaxation Bliss
    • Language

      Malayalam, Tamil, English
    • Altitude

      At Sea Level
    • Time zone

    • Theme


At the edge of the southern coast, the land of opulent, palm fringed beaches beckons you for a relaxing getaway….Kovalam is calling!

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  • Beaches

    The beaches of Kovalam are truly beautiful and magnificent. Apart from a number of private beaches, the most famous beaches of Kovalam are the Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach (Eve’s beach) and Samudra Beach.

    There are a host of activities you can enjoy on the beach, like beach volleyball, surfing, sunbathing, massages and much more.

  • Seafood

    Kovalam has a variety of restaurants and eateries that serve seafood. From delicious prawns to delectable lobsters; your craving for seafood is sure to be satiated in Kovalam.

  • Ayurvedic Massages

    Kovalam is known for its traditional Ayurvedic massages. The massage is extremely relaxing and releases tension from the body and mind. This is an experience that you certainly don’t want to miss out on!

    There are stalls at the Lighthouse beach offering Ayurvedic massages and almost all hotels and resorts in Kovalam have a spa with Ayurvedic wellness treatments on offer.

Be prepared

  • Humidity

    Like all coastal towns, humidity is a challenge in Kovalam. Make sure you carry sunscreen along to avoid sunburn.

Describing It

Just 17 kilometres from the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram, in Kerala, Kovalam is another shining jewel in the crown of ‘God’s Own Country’. The word Kovalam literally translated means a grove of coconut trees. No other name could have been more apt for this beautiful beach city.

Tucked cozily in the southern part of Kerala, Kovalam has made its presence felt on the global tourist map, owing to its pristine and surreal beaches lined with swaying coconut trees, shimmering sand and tall lighthouses.

Kovalam saw a boom in its fortune during the 1970s when ‘hippies’ discovered this paradisaical land and were mesmerized by it. Some would argue that Kovalam is one of the finest beach destinations in the world.

Honeymoon couples will enjoy Kovalam as it provides a romantic setting with plenty of opportunities for fun and adventure. This is not to say that Kovalam is exclusively for the romantically inclined; rather, Kovalam provides a perfect settings for a family outing as well. Enjoy a boat cruise with your family and enjoy the beautiful sights of Kovalam.

For the average youngster looking for a fun escapade, Kovalam is the place to hang up your boots! There are a number of thrilling activities like surfing, swimming and motor boat rides that one can enjoy.