Kovalam , India

The beach city of Kovalam offers more than expected. The peaceful and tranquil Kovalam beaches set an ambience of serenity all around. Various sight-seeing spots like the spectacular Lighthouse, boating in Karamana River, captivating view of Vellayani Lake in the moonlight, sunset at Valiyathura Pier and Edakallu draw tourists towards it in large numbers. Its local handicrafts and Indian paintings displayed in Kovalam Art Gallery are a feast to the eyes for all art lovers. This apart, you will find here the exclusive Parashuram temple situated on the banks of Karamana River. Ayurveda packages and Rejuvinating programmes are quite popular in Kovalam. If you are a art collector then Kovalam will not disappoint you as it offers intricately-carved wooden objects, Kathakali masks, horn products and many more such items.

Main Attractions in Kovalam

Lighthouse Beach

The southernmost beach, the Lighthouse Beach is the one most frequented by tourists, Lighthouse Beach got its name due to the old Vizhinjam Lighthouse located on a 35 meter high on top of the Kurumkal hillock. The lighthouse is built using stones, is colored in red and white bands and enjoys a height of 118 feet.It's intermittent beams at night render the beach with an unearthly charm.

Kovalam Beach

Kovalam is a small coastal town in the southern Indian state of Kerala, south of Thiruvananthapuram. At the southern end of Lighthouse Beach is a striped lighthouse with a viewing platform. Palm-backed beaches also include Hawa Beach and Samudra Beach. Heading south, Vizhinjam Juma Masjid mosque overlooks the busy fishing harbor.

Hawah Beach

Eve's Beach, more commonly known as Hawa Beach, ranks second, 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.

Vellayani Lake

Vellayani Lake, or Vellayani Kayal as known in local language, is the largest fresh water lake in Thiruvananthapuram district, of Kerala, India. Its crystal-clear calm water, especially during moonlit nights, is a craze for the minds.There is a boat race in the lake during Onam which attracts a huge crowd.

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