Coconut groves and golden beaches join hands to enchant you with paradise-like beauty as you travel to Kovalam with Caper Travel India.
Be inundated with fresh fruits, bright blossoms, coconuts and seafood on your travel to Kovalam in Kerala, South India. Enjoy the sheer thrill of deep-sea fishing and let your soul unite with natural Kovalam glowing with sun-kissed beaches.
Magnetic green Kovalam Beach Kerala spellbinds you with its unmatched natural beauty and exotic beaches that fondle frothy turquoise sea waves. Sunbathe and swim to your heart?s content on the cream Kovalam beaches. Once a tiny fishing hamlet, Kovalam today is a bustling nature holiday retreat. Hire surfboards and meet nature in all its glory or set out on a quiet catamaran sail on your travel to Kovalam, Kerala, South India.
Tourist Destinations in Kovalam
Kovalam promise to engage you with a delightful rendezvous with spectacular emerald Kerala. Enjoy water sports and beach fun on your Kovalam travel and see the ancient lighthouse and visit the Kovalam beach as you travel to Kovalam in Kerala, South India.
The crescent shaped beach got its name from the 30m tall lighthouse standing tall on Kurumkal Hill just along the beach. By climbing 140 steps, one will reach the observation area to see the village Poovar and Beemapalli Mosque. Beach sports lovers can try out paragliding, parasailing, swimming or surfing. Stop at the beach shacks for local sea food cooked in authentic spices.
Go sunbathing in a peaceful beach full of coconut and palm plantations. Stroll on the beach sand, laze out or go for a catamaran ride on the tides.
The calm and cool beach is a favourite hangout for the newlyweds who want to spend some quiet moments away from the city crowd. Nothing special, it is only for viewing sunrise and sunset or to click for romantic pictures.
Karamana River Backwaters
Originating from the southern Sahyadri Range, this broad and gentle river flows through the outskirts of Kovalam known as Karmana, hence the name. Tourists can enjoy boating and float through the dotted with coconut, tapioca, pepper plantations and paddy fields. Facilities for kayaking, houseboat cruises and canoe riding are available.
The large freshwater body, about 7 km from the city is a unique biome comprising a wide range of flora and fauna. This is the best place to capture the mystical charm of Vellayani Lake, especially in moonlight. Boating facilities are available here. Mahatma Ayyankali boat race is held at Vellayani, in September every year.
Also known as Napier Museum, the castle was built by Sri Rama Varma Valiya Koil Thampuran in 1932 as a summer retreat. Later he sold this palace to Kerala Government in 1964. Today it is a 5-star luxury hotel run by Ravi Pillai, an NRI businessman. Even if one cannot afford to stay in this expensive hotel, but can surely admire its architecture and click photos.
Kovalam Art Gallery
Marvel at the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlova and Nicholas Roerich in the Kovalam Art Gallery or Sree Chithra Art Gallery. Also worth admiring are the ancient traditions, heritage and culture of the Mughal and Rajput. Artifacts from China, Japan and Tibet too can be found.
One of the most tranquil places to visit in Kovalam, the 214 m long jetty pier offers mesmerizing views of the Malabar Coast and the Arabian Sea. The place is ideal for a relaxing walk, taking pictures and to spend some leisure time with loved ones. The wharf, at one time was used by fishermen during the high tides.
Boating at Neyyar Dam
An ideal picnic spot, this gravity dam, on the Neyyar River nestles on the beautiful foothills of the Western Ghats. The entire area is surrounded by forests, which is home to animals like Nilgiri Tahr, gaur, sloth bears, Nilgiri langurs, deer and wild elephants. Safari and boating can also be done in the beautiful dam.
The German Bakery
Enjoy lip-smacking creamy milkshakes, pancakes, coffee, pastries, cheesy quiche and pizza in the famous German Bakery at the Lighthouse beach. Book lovers can walk into the bookstore attached. They also serve Ayurvedic food and drink.
Best Time to Visit
Winters (November to February) is the best time to visit Kovalam. Summer (March to May) is when the average temperature goes upto 37 degrees. This is good time to spend some quiet moments in the beaches as they will be less crowded. Watch Kovalam in its full glory in Monsoon (June to August), but don?t forget your umbrella or raincoat. To sum up; Kovalam is an all year destination.
How to Reach
By Air: About 15 kilometres from Kovalam, Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport. It is connected to all major airports in India and world cities like Singapore and Colombo.
By Rail: Trivandrum Central railway station, 15 kilometres from Kovalam, is the nearest railway station to Kovalam. The station is well connected to major cities in India.
By Road: Kovalam can be easily reached by road from most of the major cities in India. It is a great opportunity to stop and enjoy the natural beauty of God?s own Country. Travellers mostly hire a taxi or a car from the tour operators.
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