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Kovalam, the heart of beaches:
Kovalam is a fairyland in India where everything is beautiful and peaceful. This town is known for its relaxing beaches. Tourists around the globe mostly prefer to visit Kovalam because a single visit to Kovalam adds value to their memorable tour. This magical town gives pleasure to the eyes through its views and offers coconut trees to visitors.

History of Kovalam:
In the 1920s, Regent Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi of Travancore constructed her beach resort, Halcyon Castel in Kovalam. After that, the masses started recognizing Kovalam. The town was unknown before the construction of the beach resort, Halcyon castle. Thereafter, the nephew of Maharani Sethu Lakshmi buyer and the maharaja of Travancore gave more exposure to this place. He brought the beauty of Kovalam to the public eye. People started recognizing the town as a tourist place.

Europe is recognizing Kovalam:
In the 1930s, European guests discovered the spark in Kovalam. Recognition by European travelers gave life to the potential of Kovalam. Now, massive strength of tourists from different countries and especially from Europe and Israel come to India and spend quality time on the beaches of Kovalam.

How can you reach Kovalam?
Kovalam is a small town in India and is located in the southern Indian state of Kerala, south of Thiruvananthapuram.

Most famous beaches in Kovalam:
Kovalam is known for its beaches and the tourist community considers it a tourist destination because of its beaches. If a visitor is having quality information about the beaches of Kovalam then he will surely make his trip memorable.

Are you going to Kovalam? I am sure you are must gonna answer with a big YES because Kovalam deserves your visit. If the answer is YES, then do you have any source of information about the beaches of Kovalam?


Don’t worry, keep reading the blog and you will get beneficial information about tourist destinations.

  • Lighthouse Beach:

Lighthouse beach is one of the oldest tourist destinations in Kovalam, India. It became a piece of attraction for the eyes of the masses in 1930.
This lighthouse is built on a small hill rock. It is 20 meters high from the sea level. The view from the top of the lighthouse is so captivating. A fresh breeze in the early morning gives a peaceful pleasure to the soul. The backside of the lighthouse also offers an attractive view of the sea.
If you are planning to visit Lighthouse beach then keep in mind a few things. You need to have an entrance ticket. After entering the lighthouse, you will see a parking area. Park your vehicle there and start exploring the mesmerizing place.
Visiting time: 10 am to 5:45 pm.

Capture your photo on Lighthouse Beach:
Are you also worried about your pictures on tour to lighthouse beach?
We understand that in this era of social media, every one of us always makes effort for taking good pictures. Having decent photos became a mandatory part of every tour. I have a piece of good news for you in this matter.
Stand in front of the window of the lighthouse and take a picture. You will see a beautiful background in the photo. This will make your picture attractive and unique. You can share those pictures in your circle proudly.

What to do if you get tired while visiting the lighthouse?
There is a small building in the lighthouse where you can take a rest for a few hours if you get tired. One more thing, If you have kids with you and they are demanding a park then don’t get worried about their demand. There is a small park for kids as well.

  • Hawa Beach:

Hawa beach is located on the opposite side of Lighthouse beach. It is also known as Eve’s beach. Hawa beach is the most famous beach among the three recognized beaches of Kovalam.
It is advised not to swim on Hawa beach but you can take sunbathe there and the facility of herbal massage at the Hawa beach is also available. There are several massage parlors in Hawa beach and they provide their services at a very reasonable price.

Say goodbye to hunger on Hawa beach:
There are many restaurants on the beach that provide quality food. They will not only fulfill the need of hunger but they will also provide uniqueness in taste.
Resort in Hawa beach provides the facility of rest as well.

Learn fishing at Hawa Beach:
Our surroundings play a vital role in the learning journey. If you want to explore techniques of fishing then Hawa beach in Kovalam, India is the best place to visit. In the early morning, the beach is found fully crowded by local fishermen. Fishing in Hawa beach is the only source of income for the majority.
If you spend time with them, you will surely learn some beneficial techniques.

  • Samudra Beach:

Samudra beach is not as crowded as Lighthouse Beach and Hawa Beach are. It is a very calm and peaceful place. For those people who don’t like crowded places but want to spend their holidays in a good place then Samudra beach is the best destination for them
They will get all the pleasure there including tasty food. The calmness of that place will also make such people comfier.

  • Grow Beach:

Grow beach is not a crowded place at all. It is a very clean and calm beach in Kovalam. There are a lot of rocks on the coast of Grow Beach. You can take the pleasure by walking on watery sand and by playing in the water as well.
If you don’t want to swim or walk then there is a facility on Grow beach where you can sit on these rocks and enjoy the magical view of dancing waves.
There is a Juma Mosque near Grow Beach. Muslim visitors can offer salah in the mosque. One important thing to keep in mind for visitors is, to try to wear decent cloth instead of wearing a bikini or short dress while going to Grow Beach. This is advised because of mosques near Grow Beach.

Hotels near Grow Beach:
There are many affordable hotels and resorts near grow beach. You can take stay there and get tasty food as well. The list of hotels near Grow Beach is under;

  • Gokulam Grand Turtle Resort on the Beach (0.7 km from Grow Beach)
  • UDAY Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & SPA (0.8 km from Grow Beach)
  • Opala Kailas Kovalam Hotel (0.6 km from Grow Beach)
  • Swagath holiday resort (0.7 km from Grow Beach)
  • The Raviz Kovalam Hotel (0.3 km from Grow Beach)

Chowara Beach:

Chowara Beach is a very popular and most visited beach in Kovalam. It is situated in southeast India. It is the best place for those who love nature and their soul takes a rest in the beauty of nature. This is not a very long beach but a wide amount of white shiny sand gives an attractive view.

How can I enjoy Chowara Beach?

There are many sources of enjoyment in Chowara Beach. You can chill while performing sea activities. Go in the water and let the drops of the Arabian Sea give pleasure to your soul. Take your face closer to the dancing waves and let the drops of these waves touch your eyelashes.
Lush greenery and coconut grooves add more value to the beauty of this captivating tourist destination. Sea activities on Chowara Beach are increasing day by day.

Where can I have peaceful sleep?
There are several resorts and hotels in the surrounding Chowara Beach. You can take them on rent for one day or more. They will provide quality services in these hotels. An impressive variety of tasty food is also available in the surroundings of Chowara Beach.

  • Ashoka Beach:

Ashoka Beach Resort is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Kovalam, Kerala. It is famous because of easy access to all the beaches of Kovalam from Ashoka Beach Resort.

Which kind of facilities is available at Ashoka Beach?

The facility of swimming, sunbath, sea sports, herbal massage, etc is available at Ashoka Beach. Like other beaches of Kovalam, a coconut grove is also available at Ashoka Beach. It is far away from the busy life of the city that’s why people come here to get relief from the noisy and busy atmosphere of the city.

This Beach is worth visiting to praise its gigantic waves. The sound of Local fishermen and their boats make it more adorable for those who have never experienced village life. The sound of Mosques and Temples adds more value to the peace of this place.

You will regret it if you don’t visit these places in Kovalam:

  • Mini sea, Sagarika Marine Research Aquarium:

If you are planning a tour towards Kovalam then Sagarika marine research aquarium is a must-visit place. A wide variety of sea life is available under the roof of the Sagarika marine research aquarium. A visit to this place is not just for fun but this center is also having vast information for sea explorers. Students will also learn new things about different fishes and other sea creatures.

  • Visitor Information:


  • Hours: 9:30 am to 5 pm
  • Address: Near Lighthouse Road, Vizhunjam Harbour Road, Kovalam, Kerala 695521, India.
  • Necessary information about Karmana River:

Are you planning to visit the Karmana River? Before going there, let me tell you a few necessary to know things about the place.
Karmana River is in the Thiruvananthapuram district. The length of this river is 68 km and it joins the Arabian Sea at Kovalam. This place is having many old trees around the river. One special thing about the Karmana River is that there are two dams on it.

  • 1: Peppara Dam
  • 2: Aruvikkara Dam

This river is quite dangerous and much polluted nowadays due to the disposal of waste.

  • Spend a night at Vellayani Lake:

If you are in Kovalam then Vellayani Lake is a must-visit place for you. If you miss the opportunity of visiting such a refreshing place then you will regret it. Its shining water having calmness in it gives peace to the soul of tourists. The moonlight view of the crystal water of Vellayani Lake is magical for those eyes who take a chance to experience it.

How will you reach the Lake?
There are several ways to reach it but one interesting solution is provided by the country. Country boat service from Kovalam Beach to the Lake is available all the time.

  • Hang out at Valiyathura pier:

Valiyathura Pier is an amazing tourist destination. It is famous for sightseeing. Foreigners and Indian people usually visit the place on weekends to have a peaceful time in calm surroundings.
This is the best place to visit for couples and groups of friends. You can hang out here and spend quality time with your loved ones.

Photography on Valiyanthura Pier:
This tourist destination in Kovalam is a good choice for those who want to capture pictures. Vliyanthura Pier is famous for photography. The beautiful view of these destinations makes pictures unique and attractive.
Are you worried about the beach facility on Valiyanthura Pier?
As I mentioned above that Kovalam is the heart of beaches. Valiyanthura Pier offers a beach as well. You can have a memorable experience at this destination by visiting the beach.

  • Visitor Information:
  • Entrance fee: There are zero entrance charges at Valiyanthura pier. You can get enter without paying a single penny.
  • Visiting time: It is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Visiting Duration: You can visit the place for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Explore South Indian culture at Kerala arts and craft village:

This place is 1 km away from Kovalam. I urge you to visit the Kerala arts and craft village once in your life. When you enter the Kerala Art and Craft Village, You will see a map. Each and everything about the Art Village is mentioned on the board. This Map will tell you the places and directions of Art village.
I am hundred and ten percent sure that you will be amazed to see the creativity of the community of Kerala. This Art and Craft Village will show you the uniqueness of the culture of Kerala. You will explore many hidden secrets of the arts.
Kerala Arts and Craft Village offer many things to visitors including Emporium, Art Gallery, and Craft Café. Reception of Kerala Art and Craft Village provides services of guidance about the place. There is a special team at Art Village, which guides all those tourists about the place who don’t have any clue about the things present in it.

  • Unique Artwork in Art Gallery:

Art Gallery is the most important part of Kerala Art and Craft Village. Eye-catchy paintings are hanging on the walls of the Art Gallery which leaves the visitors in wonder. Each painting is unique from the other.

  • Shopping in Kerala Art and Craft Village:

All the existing items in the Kerala Art and Craft Village are handmade. You can get any item of your choice from there. But, there is a certain way of buying items from Kerala Art and Craft Village. Artists of Art Village make items for customers on order. You can order them and they will make that specific item for you in a fixed duration.

  • What makes the items of the Art Gallery unique?

All the things placed in Art Gallery are Handmade. Artists have made every element by their hand that’s why they look decent, elegant, unique, and original. This effort by artists makes the items of Kerala Art and Craft Village unique from other things.

List of a few handmade items:

  • Hand Bags
  • Kerala Sari
  • Paintings
  • Handmade clothes
  • Handmade shoes

Dams in Kovalam:
The two most famous tourist destination dams are;

  • Spend some time with fish at Aruvikkara Dam:

Aruvikkara Dam is situated on the bank of the Karmana Revier. It is the perfect location for feeding those fishes which pop up on the water. You can also enjoy basking under the sun in a peaceful environment.

  • Visitor Information:
  • Visiting Time: 10 Am to 6 Pm
  • Duration required for visiting: 2 to 3 hours are required to visit the complete destination
  • Entry fee: Entry is free at Aruvikkara Dam
  • Food: Take water/ drinks and snacks with you
  • Feel the charm of life at Neyyar dam:

Neyyar Dam is a very peaceful picnic destination. It is located around 40 km from Thiruvananthapuram. People come here and enjoy quality time with their loved ones at Neyyar Dam. This place is full of life and you can also capture beautiful pictures in the gorgeous view of the dam and coconut trees.

  • Visitor Information:
  • Visiting Time: 10 Am to 7 Pm
  • Visiting Duration: At least 4 to 5 hours are required for the complete tour of Neyyar Dam
  • Entrance Ticket: The rate of entrance tickets is different for national and international visitors. 10 rupees for Indians, 100 rupees for foreigners, and 250 to 400 rupees for safari and boat riders.
  • Temples in Kovalam:There is a long list of temples in Kovalam. We will discuss secret Temples only.
  • Vizhinjam rock-cut cave temple:

This is a very small Hindu temple that attracts the massive strength of the masses. If you plan to visit Vizhinjam rock-cut cave temple then don’t forget to bring food and water.

  • Visitor Information:
  • Timing: 9 Am to 6 Pm
  • Time required: 2-3 hours
  • Entry fee: 10 INR for Adults and  INR  for children
  • Shree Padma Nabhaswamy temple: Shree Padma Nabhaswam is a Temple that is affiliated with the Hindu Religion. This Temple belongs to Hinduism but is open to all Hindu and Non-Hindu tourists. A huge strength of tourists come to Kovalam and explore Shree Padma Nabhaswam Temple.
  • Timing: 3 am to 12 pm, 5 pm to 8:30 pm.
  • Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple:This Temple opens from 3:45 am to 11 am and 5 pm to 8 pm.
  • Award rest to your body and peace to your mind in these places:We understand that after exploring so much new, your body must need some rest. We will tell you a list of some good hotels to make your matter easy.
  • Vizhingam lighthouse
  • The Raviz Kovalam
  • Taj Green Cove Resort and Spa Kovalam
  • Rocholam at lighthouse beach
  • Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra
  • Soma Palmshore Beach Resort
  • Little elephant beach resort
  • Turtle on the Beach, Annexe
  • Hotel sea face
  • Anitha’s Garden Stay

This is the list of a few best hotels in Kovalam for tourists. Select according to your comfort and enjoy the tour in the magical and mesmerizing environment of Kovalam.

Shopping in Kovalam:
Shopping is a mandatory part of every tour. If you went somewhere for a tour and did not shop anything then your tour is incomplete.
Are you worried about shopping in Kovalam? Do you think that in a town like Kovalam, you will not find any good place for shopping? If YES then you are WRONG. There are many worthy spots in Kovalam where you can get quality products.

  • Buy cultural stuff at Kovalam Beach:

There are many shops near Kovalam Beach which provides a unique variety of products. You can buy traditional items including accessories, footwear, cosmetics, and jewelry from these shops.
Timing: 11 am to 10 pm on weekdays, 10 am to 10 pm on weekends.

  • You can get modern materials at Kovalam Mall:

Kovalam Mall is also a good option for shopping. It is located at NH bypass, Chakkai Junction. All types of branded items are available in the Mall. You can buy branded bags, accessories, jewelry, footwear, and mobile phones from Kovalam mall.

Timing: 11 am to 10 pm on weekdays, 10 am to 10 pm on weekends.

  • Visit Joseph and sons shop & add South Indian taste to your food:

This shop is famous for the spices of Kerala. You can buy quality spices from Joseph and sons shop including dry ginger, cinnamon, saffron, coriander, Vanilla pods, mustard, fenugreek, star anise, turmeric, etc
Timing: 11 am to 10 pm on weekdays, 10 am to 10 pm on weekends.

Last words:

The beauty of Kovalam is inviting you. Come and explore the peaceful beaches, luxury resorts, and high-standard hotels of Kovalam. Give life to your information by adding more knowledge about the unique culture of Kovalam. When you will eat the food of Kovalam, you will be amazed by the taste.

Visit this magical place and add more glitters to the memory of tours.

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