Kovalam Beach in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala


About Kovalam beach in Trivandrum, Kerala.

Kovalam is a popular holiday destination located 16 km from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. The town got its name because it is engulfed by coconut groves and palm groves. Kovlam actually has three beaches, crescent shaped separated from each other by huge rocks. Each beach has steep palm groves engulfing it from one or two sides. Kovalam is located on the Arabian Sea.

Kovalam Beaches


Out of the three beaches, the one which is larger than the other two is referred as the Light House Beach. The beach gets its name from the tall light house situated on the Kurumkal hill. The second largest beach is referred as the Hawah Beach. The third beach is known as the Samudra Beach.

Out of the three beaches, the two beaches that comparatively have a larger crowd include the Light House Beach and Hawah Beach. Samudra Beach, however doesn't have much crowd and is used by local fishermen for their fishing trade. Kovalam has never been a tourist spot initially. Earlier it was known as a Hippy Idyll. But it was only few decades ago, this place gain importance.

The person responsible for getting Kovalam in the public eye is said to be the Maharaja of Travancore. It was only because of him, that this place turned into a Paradise, as it is locally called. Over these past three decades, Kovalam has been well developed and placed as a prime tourist destination on the country map. The main potential of Kovalam lies in its beaches. The beaches of Kovalam are said to be the safest when it comes to swimming.

Kovalam is at its best when it comes to water sports. Due to its safe and sound beaches, various water sports activities are enjoyed in Kovalam. One also find beautiful patches of coral reefs in many places underwater, which makes this place perfect for snorkeling. Apart from snorkeling, the water sports that can be carried out here include surfing, motor boat rides, swimming, bathing, and many more.


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