Kovalam is a perfect picture of beach. Maharaja of Travancore brought Kovalam to the public eye and introduced a new place for fun and frolic for the tourists who visit here in a huge amount every year. Kovalam is just 16 km away from Trivandrum. It is known as the “Paradise of the South”. It is gifted by a scenic beauty and serenity. One can enjoy different varieties of delicious Indian and western food out there in Kovalam. You can get a fresh grilled sea food items such as lobster and king prawns. One can rejuvenate themselves with the traditional Ayurvedic massage, yoga. Try out some adventurous water sports like surfing and swimming. Kovalam is known for its grove of Coconut trees. Many people from different countries and cultures visit here in this paradise and enjoy their leisure time.

 How to Reach:

By Air: Trivandrum International airport is connected to all major airports in India and abroad including Colombo, Singapore and many gulf cities. Nearest airport is Trivandrum International airport which is about 15 km away from Kovalam.
By Train:  The nearest rail head to Kovalam is Trivandrum Central (Thampanoor) railway station. It is about 15 km away from Kovalam. Trivandrum is well linked with all cities in India through rail.

Best time to visit

During September to March

Distance from Kovalam to nearby cities/places:

Thiruvananthapuram – 5 km
Kollam – 57 km
Nagercoil – 65 km
Tirunelveli – 90 km
Thoothukud – 139 km
Kochi – 182 km
Madurai – 208 km
Dindigul – 237 km
Thrissur – 239 km
Coimbatore – 280 km

Tourist Attractions in Kovalam:

• Lighthouse Beach
• Hawa Beach
• Padmanabhapuram Palace
• Varkala Beach
• Koyikkal Palace
• Vellayani Lake
• Sankhumugham Beach
• Kaudiar Palace