is an evergreen and pleasant climatic world-famous beach resort, which
has been a favorite spot for tourists since 1930s. Kovalam is a dreamland
for tourists all over the world with high rock promontory and a calm bay
of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit
nights .It was among the most prominent tourist spots in India during
the hippy era. It still has a high status among tourists mostly European
even now the glory of this beach attracting more and more tourists-western.This
beach has lovely coconut palms fringe the golden sands. There are a number
of beach resorts in and around Kovalam.
throng Ayurvedic parlors, yoga and meditation centers, that have sprung
up all over the place. Kovalam is finding a new significance in the light
of several Ayurvedic salons, and recuperation and regeneration resorts
which provide a slew of Ayurvedic treatments for the tourists. The sands
on the beaches in Kovalam are partially black in colour due to the presence
of ilmenite and thorazite. There are two main beaches at Kovalam, separated
by a high cliff. There is small light house in the Eve's beach. The normal
tourist season is from November to March.
of Kovalam Beach : The European guests of the then Travancore kingdom
discovered the potentiality of Kovalam beach as a tourist destination
in the 1930s. But the real fame as an ideal beach resort was won later
for the Kovalam beach in the early Seventies with arrivals of the masses
of 'Hippies'. It was a debut of the transformation of just a casual fishing
village of Kerala into one of the most important tourist destinations
in the world- the Kovalam beach. Now some foreign companies are bringing
chartered tourists in a large number to Kovalam beach apart from the usual
travelers, most of them are repeating travelers.
The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram
(Trivandrum) about 15kms from Kovalam.
Thampanur railway station in Trivandrum
is an important rail head of the Southern Railway and is well linked to
major towns up country as well as within the State just 15 Kilometers
Thiruvananthapuram the capital City of
Kerala is easily accessible by road.