- Paradise of the South
of the South... This phrase exactly describes this enchanting
place of golden sands called Kovalam, a dreamy beach
just 16 kms away from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).
This is an ideal place where you can enjoy the warmth of the
gentle sea breeze to get a good suntan sitting in the sandbed
laced with coconut palms. Kovalam consists of three adjacent
crescent beaches - The Light House beach, Eve's beach and
Ashok beach. The southernmost beach ' Lighthouse' is the
most popular amongst the three. The coast is at many places
lined with beautiful patches of coral reefs. Kovalam is a
natural bay and is free from high waves and spurts.
main attractions of this scenic place are water sports like
Surfing, Skiing, Kayaking, and theatre that stages
traditional Kathakali performances. The sea is quite
shallow for about 100 metres and one can walk till there without
any difficulty. Swimming and bathing in this blue water
is a very refreshing experience. It is safe to swim between
flags, in the area patrolled by lifeguards. There are also
Ayurvedic massage centres and Yoga centers to
cater the best of their services to the tourists.
was a traditional fishing village since 1930. It became a
centre of attraction later and was patronised by the then
of Maharaja of Travancore. Over the years it has grown into
a world famous tourist destination, which also has a place
in the world tourism map.
Though Kovalam is a well-developed place with all facilities
we still can find fisherman in traditional country crafts
or cattamarams with massive fishing nets. Fishes availiable
here in plenty are choora, sardine, seerfish, pomfret and
Malayalam, English, Hindi and Tamil are widely spoken by
the people here. There are plenty of Hotels and Restaurants,
from five star hotels to budget hotels catering to the demands
of various people here with wide choice for food, continental,
Chinese or Indian. The grilled seafood items such as lobster
and king prawns are the specialities of the restaurants in
Marvellous beauty of the place and ideal climatic conditions
make Kovalam, one of the best tourist attractions around the
globe. Many people from different countries and cultures enjoy
memorable moments in the lap of this paradise of south India.