Kovalam is a small village in the capital state of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram (earlier known as Trivandrum.) What made this small village in Kerala so popular and a tourist destination is its wonderful beach along the Arabian Sea. Kovalam beach is gorgeous with its kilometers long white sand, the long stretch of coconut trees along the beach and the gentle waves on the blue sea. The cool breeze makes the day temperature at Kovalam agreeable.
Kovalam began occupying a prominent place in the tourist map in the Seventies when the ‘Hippies’ began arriving in large numbers to India. The transformation of this fishing village into a prominent tourist hub was sudden that it now occupies an import place in the tourist map of Kerala.
Kovalam has three semi-circular shaped beaches separated by pebbly outcroppings. The Lighthouse Beach is the most popular one. While the Samudra Beach is famous for sun bath the Hawa Beach or Eve’s beach is just for relaxing and sight seeing. The Lighthouse beach has many restaurants, cafes and bars serving scrumptious seafood like lobsters and prawns. At sun set a walk along the beach tasting the Kerala’s most famous sea foods or selecting from the beach shops some jeweleries or handicraft items or sip up toddy (coconut beer) are memorable in the life of any tourist.
Kovalam is about 17 km from Thiruvananthapuram. Trivandrum International Airport connects Kovalam with rest of the countries. There are many super fast trains to Trivandrum from New Delhi, Calcutta, Chennai, Bangalore or Mumbai. Kovalam is also linked with Bangalore and Chennai through road.
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