The charismatic beach town of Kovalam beckons to tourists visiting Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. The travel hub that is situated on the banks of the Arabian Sea is characterized by a spate of coconut trees. It gets its name from the signature coconut groves that loosely translate to mean Kovalam. The Regents of Travancore in 1920 played a big part in making the quaint fishing village become known as the fabulous beach town it is today.
The Captivating Beaches of Kovalam
The enchanting crescent shaped coastline of Kovalam is made up of three unique beaches stretching 17 km. The famous Lighthouse beach is named after the Vizhinjam lighthouse rising 118 feet in height at the nearby Kurumkal hillock. Hawah beach is one that is notoriously popular for being a topless beach that was frequented by European women who loved its serene blue waters. Samudra beach is a secluded one that is mainly used by fishermen.
Tourism in Kovalam
Tourists can indulge themselves with Vedic Ayurveda treatments at some of the famous Ayurvedic salons in town. There are exclusive convalescence and rejuvenation resorts as well that specialize in luxurious Ayurvedic therapy. In addition to the beaches, vacationers travel to the some of the ancient Hindu temples and Catholic churches about town. They can also savor some of the fresh seafood delicacies served at the port of Vizhinjam a short distance away that serves up the catch of the day.
The pleasing temperature in the months between September and May has made it the best time to visit the charming beach town.