Kovalam is one of the Indian beaches of international repute. Here there are three bays - a sheltered bay, the azure waters and the opulent reaches of the palm groves. Kovalam is a tropical paradise in every sense of the term. There are opportunities for sun bathing, swimming, ayurveda, yoga and meditative contemplation. Kovalam is an idyll - picture perfect and virgin. Kovalam is also a traditional fishing village providing fresh fish, fruits and toddy or coconut beer. This tiny beach is the spotlight of the tourism industry in Kerala which gives them a unique experience called India. It was the Maharaja of Travancore who brought Kovalam to the fore.
Kovalam is 16 kms away from Trivandrum. The beach area is known as the Paradise of the South. The name Kovalam derives from coconut trees. The moon-shaped beach and the lighthouse offer an amazing view of the Vizhinjam mosque. To the north of Kovalam lies the Samudra where time seems to have frozen. Hawah in the center is the hub of activities with the fishermen setting out to the sea. The rocky foreland blends with the calm blue bay to convert the bay into a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights.
The cerulean waters along with the favorable climate weave enchantment around the place. The sea in this part of Kovalam is pacific and shallow, facilitating swimming. The irresistible temptation will impel you to idle on the sands and tan your body. Here too you can indulge in holistic therapies. The serenity and scenic landscape of Kovalam is aided by excellent accommodation. Restaurants excel in both Indian and Continental cuisine. Grilled seafood comprises lobster and king prawns. Kovalam is warm and clean, filled with coconut trees and a white sand-bed. The cove abounds in beautiful patches of coral reefs. You can also witness the picturesque views as you snorkel underwater in Kovalam.