Kovalam is just 16 km away from Trivandrum, the capital of the Southern Indian state of Kerala. The Kovalam beach has for long been known as the “Paradise of the South”.
“Kovalam” means a grove of coconut trees and true to its name the village offers an endless sight of coconut trees. The crescent-shaped beach has three parts. The southern most beach, and the most popular, is lighthouse beach. It offers an amazing sight of the Vizhinjam mosque. The northern Samudra is a laidback one and time seems stands still here. The middle, away, in the early day, is a beehive of activities with fishermen setting out for sea. With a high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights.
Its scenic beauty and serenity are supplemented by the availability of excellent accommodation. There are a lot of restaurants which provide western as well as Indian style food… The grilled seafood items such as lobster, king prawns, and calamari are got fresh from the sea at Kovalam. Ayurvedic massage parlors, yoga centers, and water sports facilities make Kovalam a popular haven for tourists from all over the globe.