Kovalam is a dream destination for sightseers. A perfect beach town, known for relaxing and enjoyment, Kovalam attractions comprise three crescent-shaped beaches namely Lighthouse Beach, Samudra Beach, and Hawah Beach. All three beaches are unique and are known for their engaging and exciting activities.

Kovalam was a fishing village till the beach resort “Halcyon Castle” was constructed in 1920. The resort was the brainchild of the then Maharani of Travancore, Sethu Lakshmi Bayi. Today tourists around the globe flock to Kovalam to enjoy a beach vacation in this fascinating town.  Apart from the Kovalam beach attractions, the town is also famous for its delicious food items, historic monuments including religious sites like churches, temples, and mosques.

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Kovalam - The beach town of Thiruvananthapuram

Crowned as the “Paradise of the South“, Kovalam gained popularity during the hippie times and even today holds the title of must-visit tourist spot in India. Photographers go crazy about this place as the land, sea and the sky come in one frame, a magnificent view!

Kovalam beach attractions include adventure sports like snorkeling, scuba diving surfing, etc. The place is also known for Yoga training, local food exploration, and photography. The art galleries, cafes, and museums, a visit to these attractions will never tire the sightseers.  The Kovalam Art Gallery is another interesting sightseeing place where artists and art lovers come together to meet and cheer each other.

Here are the best tourist attractions in Kovalam.

Best Time To Visit Kovalam

The best time to visit any beach is the winter season because the weather will be cool and humidity will be less. The comfortable climate will help you to explore and indulge in a variety of beach activities without being tired. In short, the best time to visit Kovalam falls between September and February.

How To Reach Kovalam

Kovalam can be well-accessed by air, road, or rail.

  • By Air: The closest airport is Trivandrum International Airport;15km away. The airport which has domestic and international terminals operates national and international flights on a regular basis. From the airport, one can hire a taxi, bus or rickshaw to reach Kovalam.
  • By Road: Kovalam is connected to all the prominent destinations of India via road. There are several luxury and deluxe buses that connect Kovalam with all the prominent places in India. The major cities like Bangalore, Chennai, and Madurai are well-linked with Kovalam. One can choose buses directly to Kovalam or can get down at Trivandrum. Every 15 minutes buses are transported
    Between Kovalam and Trivandrum.
  • By Train: The closest railway station to Trivandrum is Kovalam. The railway line is connected to all the major Indian cities including
    Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, and Mumbai. From the railway station's taxi stand, one can hire a cab or rickshaw to Kovalam. If you are on a budget-trip, board on a Kovalam bus from the KSRTC stand which is directly opposite to the railway station.