Kovalam translates to - a grove of coconut trees in Malayalam. It is a small beach town situated about 16 km from the city of Thiruvananthapuram which is very famous for its three beaches viz. Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach. Most of the Kovalam Tour Packages will include these beaches. The town came into light when Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bai, the Queen of Travancore built the Halcyon Palace here. Read more...
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Kovalam was one of the most famous tourist places during the hippie era. Even now, this place is filled with foreigners and tourists looking for some solitude. Plan a trip to Kovalam to experience the serene atmosphere.
How to reach Kovalam?
With our specially curated Kovalam Packages, plan your Kovalam trip with the transportation which is convenient & suitable, all trip packages to Kovalam are customizable with lastminute.com There are three typical modes of transportation to reach Kovalam - by air, by train, and by road.
The closest airport to Kovalam is (TRV) - Trivandrum International Airport. Kovalam is about 15 km from Trivandrum Airport. There are around 150+ weekly flights to Trivandrum from Delhi, Bangalore, and Chennai. Why Air? - Air Transport is the fastest way to reach Kovalam. Kovalam is around 15 km from Trivandrum.
Trivandrum is the closest train station to Kovalam. It is well connected with over 200 railway stations. So, reaching Kovalam by train is not at all an issue. Why Train? - Train journeys are always filled with adventure and beautiful sights around.
Kovalam is well connected to its neighbouring states via roads too.NH 44 connects Kovalam with Bangalore whereas NH 38 connects Chennai to Kovalam. There are many buses and other public transportations which reach Kovalam by road also. Why Road? - The road to Kovalam from places like Bangalore and Chennai are very scenic. The Western Ghats will mesmerize the travellers.
Do you want to know the best time to plan a trip to Kerala? Please read on.
Best time to visit Kovalam
The peak season starts from late September and lasts until March. The weather is beautiful at this time. The golden rays of the sun escaping through the clouds - this is what Kerala is for the locals.
The Monsoon season is the best season to book a Kovalam Vacation. The backwaters will be filled; waterfalls are overflowing, the weather is gorgeous. This season would be apt for getting ayurvedic massages - which are very famous in Kovalam.
The winter season is best suited for anyone looking for a Honeymoon Trip to Kovalam. The chilly weather, the cold sand on your feet and the crisp sea breeze - romance is in the air!
So, before planning on a trip to Kovalam, make sure you go there at the right season to thoroughly enjoy your Kerala
Kovalam is indeed a beautiful place for sightseeing. There are a lot of amazing places to visit in Kovalam, a lot of good restaurants to try out new food and also some amazing festivals that are full of bliss.
Must-Visit places in Kovalam
Our Kovalam Packages include a few of the significant tourist places here. Read on to know more about there beautiful places.
This beach gets its name from a 30m tall lighthouse erected on Kurumkal Hill. A famous beach among tourists and locals alike, it's no wonder why this beach is always crowded. There are a lot of restaurants and shacks too in and around this beach.
This beach is one of the top three beaches of Kovalam. Anyone looking for some quiet time and solitude, then Samudra beach is the one. It is very calm sparsely crowded, Samudra beach is an excellent option for couples on honeymoon.
Surrounded by fertile coconut tree plantations, Hawa beach is one of the hidden gems of Munnar. People can come here to enjoy some time away from the hustle bustle o the cities.
Kovalam Art Gallery
Tourists who are interested in art should come here. The museum houses many paintings and artefacts from famous artists from Kerala.
The Valiyathura Pier attracts tourists who visit Kovalam for its spectacular views of the Arabian Sea. This place is very picturesque, and photography here would be amazing!
Your Kovalam Trip will be very memorable by visiting this gravity dam. This dam is a very famous picnic spot among the locals and the patrons. This place is also known for organizing yoga camps and yoga sessions.
The Halcyon Castle is a 5-star resort and a top place to visit on a sightseeing Vacation to Kovalam. It is also known as Napier Museum, and tourists come here to awe at its fantastic architecture. This place is good for sightseeing in Kovalam.
So, enough about the beauty and top places here in Kovalam. Let’s explore more into some of the things you can do or activities you avail in our tour packages for Kovalam.
Things to do in Kovalam
There are a lot of things to do here in Kovalam. Our immensely skilled destination managers have specially curated the packages so that you get the best of your Kovalam Tour Package. The activities, the local food and also the cultural events here in Kovalam are very memorable.
Below are a few inclusions that can be a part of any of our Kovalam Vacation Packages.
Must do activities on your Kovalam Tour
Relax at the fantastic beaches here in Kovalam. The Samudra Beach and the Hawah Beach are the top beaches to relax and calm your mind. To experience this, book your Kovalam Tour Package now!
Enrol yourself in a yoga session at Neyyar Dam.
Boating at the Vellayani Lake. Hop on a boat and explore the lake, watch the fishermen fishing and soak in the landscape.
Go kayaking on the Karamana River. There is also an option to stay at a houseboat on this river.
Kovalam is well known for its Ayurvedic massage centres. So, book yourself an amazing Ayurvedic massage to relieve yourself from all the stress.
There are many more activities and inclusions available on our platform.
Food to try in Kovalam
Kovalam is known for its seafood. Our wide range of Kovalam Tour Packages makes it possible for you to get a taste of these below mentioned mouthwatering dishes.
Puttu and Kadala Curry
A typical local dish Puttu and Kadala curry is a must-have dish in Kovalam.
A typical Kovalam breakfast. Appam is popularly combined with a chicken or fish curry.
Parotta and Beef
This delicious combination is widely popular in Kovalam. The beef will be very spicy, and the bland parotta is best suited to this.
Karimeen is a pearl spot fish marinated with spices and wrapped in a banana leaf.
Festivals in Kovalam
The Elephant Festival is a 3-Day festival beginning on January 9th of every year. Elephants look very royal with their ornaments and accessories, and they move around the whole area of the festival; they are the main attraction during almost every festival in Kerala. The primary objective of the festival is to gain the blessings of an elephant.
Food Festival or Fandango is the most popular festival in Kovalam. There will be numerous stalls set up with a variety of dishes. Plan a Kovalam Holiday with us, and you get to take part in this fantastic festival.
Other festivals include the Swathi Thirunal Music Festival and the Nishagandhi Dance Festival.
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