Kovalam is one of the most wonderful beach destinations in Kerala. The three spectacular crescent shape beaches lined with the never ending grove of coconut trees which are separated by rocks and the pristine calm waters of the Arabian Sea make Kovalam a favourite among the domestic as well as international tourists as a honeymoon destination.
Kovalam is located about 16 km from the centre of the Trivandrum city in Kerala. The place was one of the most prominent tourist spots in India during the hippy era. There was a heavy influx of hippies during that period.
The three beaches that constitute the Kovalam coastal line - Lighthouse Beach, Hawah/Eve's Beach and Samudra Beach - is ideal for swimming due to its shallow waters.
You can stay in any of the many 5- star deluxe hotels, resorts, cottages and many other budget hotels available in Kovalam.
You can go for a swim in the shallow waters or spend hours sunbathing on the beach to get that coppery tan or relax under the canopy of coconut groves. As the beach is not much far from the city you can hire a two wheeler and explore the beauty of the surrounding areas.
There is a lighthouse at the top of the 35 meters high Kurumkal hillock which gives the beach an unearthly charm in the night hours.
There are many shops that sell traditional handicraft artefacts, spices etc... along these beaches.
The sea port Vizhinjam is just 3km away from Kovalam and there are many religious places near these beaches. You can also explore the nearby fishing villages if you wish to see how these fishermen conquer all the odds to get their daily bread.
Spend some time at any of the Ayurvedic health resorts at Kovalam; it will be a rejuvenating experience for both body and mind.
You can also enjoy the exotic spicy seafood varieties while you are here. Activities such as parasailing, windsurfing, kayaking, Snorkeling, water skiing are also available for those who love adventure.
The captivating beauty of the beaches and its surrounding areas make Kovalam a much sought after destination by honeymooners.