Location: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Significance: The Most Popular Beach in Kerala
Other Activities: Yoga and Other Health Related Activities
Nearby Attraction: Vizhinjam Mosque
The coast is at many places lined with beautiful patches of coral reefs. Or you can crest the waves on logs of lashed woods on catamarans.
From Kovalam, you can go for a backwater cruise to the beautiful countryside of Kerala paddling country boats, enjoying its lush greenery. A few hotels offer houseboats, country boats and catamarans for the tourists at reasonable rates. Soma Houseboats, operated by Somatheeram Beach Resorts Group offers houseboats with many amenities including sit-outs, bedrooms and private baths. Catamarans and country boats are also offered by many hotels. You can also rent surfboards and boogie boards from local young men.
The unforgettably marvellous image of Kovalam is that of the coconut-palms-lined high rock promontory that cuddles the calm and wide expanse of the blue waters. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches. The southernmost one, the Light House Beach, is marked by a prominent red-and-white striped lighthouse and is the most popular of the three. The Ashok Beach Resort tops the northern-most headland. A 15-minute walk separates the two beaches. Between the two lies the Eve’s Beach.
Kovalam is a natural bay ideal for kayaking, swimming, surfing and skiing. One can swim in the shallow blue water and have a sunbath in the exotic tropical sun can adorn you with a good suntan.