Kovalam is an internationally famous coastal town featuring unbelievably beautiful beaches. It has been a favourite haunt of tourists since the 1930s and has developed remarkably since those early days. Located south of Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala, Kovalam offers the holidaymaker with clear waters, blue skies, golden sands and everything else you could possibly desire from a beach destination.
The leisure activities offered here are so diverse and range from spending your time being a beach-bum and simply sunbathing to swimming in the crystal clear waters, surfing, scuba diving, parasailing, catamaran cruising and a host of other recreational activities to keep you entertained. There is no dearth of activities here to keep you enchanted by its numerous charms. The lighthouse beach here is also famous for its New Year parties, cultural performances and friendly atmosphere.
Kovalam has three adjacent crescent-shaped beaches divided by protrusions of rocks, namely, Eve’s beach, Samudra beach and Hawa beach. Swaying coconut trees, crisp air and a functional lighthouse complete this amazing picture. A host of antique shops, shacks and sea-facing restaurants line the promenade leading up to the lighthouse and are an excellent place to browse around in. The lighthouse also has an elevated viewing platform from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean and the surrounding coastline. The beautifully-lit promenade offers you opportunities for romantic strolls during the cool evening hours as you work off a sumptuous dinner of fresh seafood.
What’s more, most of the resorts and hotels located here also offer a variety of authentic and wholesome ayurvedic treatments for a host of ailments. And while you are in Kovalam, it would be a crime if you didn’t go for one of their rejuvenating Ayurvedic massages that leave you feeling so pampered and refreshed. And that’s not all, as a visit to Kovalam also means indulging in the famous lip-smacking Kerala cuisine. The addition of local ingredients like mustard, curry leaf and coconuts leaves a memorable lingering flavour on your taste buds and keeps you craving for more!
There are numerous beachfront resorts and hotels located here for all pocket sizes. To get the maximum enjoyment out of your stay, book into The Leela Raviz at Kovalam which boasts of numerous restaurants, bars, fitness centre, spa, swimming pools and salon. The serene ambience here is great for family vacations as well as honeymooners.
Kovalam is the perfect holiday destination – a holiday that feels too short, making you want to return again and again!