One of the most pleasurable destinations to unwind in God’s Own Country, Kovalam remains on the itinerary of every traveller visiting Kerala. It has every holiday pleasure ranging from sun kissed beaches to traditional Ayurvedic massages and perfect looking landscapes to emerald backwaters to soothe your eyes. Visit here and challenge the daredevil inside you with some breathtaking water activities like beach volleyball, surfing, sunbathing, and much more.
This remains the most visited beach of Kovalam due to its perfect sunrises and sunsets. It has a 30 m tall lighthouse which makes a great backdrop for clicking some amazing pictures. Take a walk along its crescent-shaped beach line and gaze at the beautiful horizon to unwind. Here visitors can also indulge in beach activities like paragliding, swimming, surfing and parasailing.
This is more isolated and makes a perfect escape for tired soul seeking an escape from the crowds. It is situated right opposite to Lighthouse shore. As water current is strong here, travellers cannot partake in swimming at the Hawah Beach. However, you can sit here for hours and enjoy its natural beauty all day long.
A visit to Kovalam can never end without exploring its famed backwaters at the Karamana River. Hop on a traditional houseboat and witness charismatic vistas of coconut and pepper plantations and paddy fields all around as you move forward on pristine waters.
The beauty of Vellayani Lake is undoubtedly worth appreciating. This is a large freshwater body offering you a plethora of flora and fauna. Visit the lake on a moonlit night and experience the calmness of nature. Its water is crystal clear and nature sprawling around makes you fall in love with it instantly.
Also famous with the name of Napier Museum, Halcyon Castle was raised in 1932 by Sri Rama Varma Valiya Koil Thampuran. It was earlier a summer escape. Later Kerala Government bought it in 1964. Today it stands as a 5-star luxury hotel offering guests an unmatched stay experience in the lap of nature. Architecture of this ancient palace is remarkable and makes your stay worth remembering.
With a 17 kilometre long coastline, Kovalam Beach is made by combining three beautiful, crescent-shaped beaches - Hawa Beach, Lighthouse Beach and Samudra Beach. Many fishermen can be seen here indulging in their daily activity. Kovalam Beach is also dotted with many food joints where you can taste mouth-watering local food.