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Kovalam Beaches Is Undoubtedly a Unique Experience..

Kovalam was a ideal beach destination. This small beach is the focus of a very big money which attracts thousands of tourists. Kovalam was brought to the public eye by the Maharaja of Travancore. Over the past three decades, the place has been well developed, and now figures prominently on the world tourism map. Kovalam is just 16 kms away from Trivandrum.Now Kovalam beach is known as the "Paradise of the South.

It has numerous beaches and rocky seashores. Kannur has the only drive inn beach in Kerala. The Muzhappilangad Beach, a swimmer's paradise, is visited by several adventure enthusiasts. This beach is the only drive-in beach in Kerala with a driving length of 4 km. The Payyambalam Beach, Meenkunnu Beach, Mopila Bay and Kizhunna Ezhara Beach are other popular beaches in the region.The Sundareswara Temple and Kottiyoor Shiva Temple, both of which are dedicated to Lord Shiva, are counted among the notable religious places of the region.

The scenic beauty and serenity is supplemented by the availability of excellent accommodation. There are a lot of restaurants which provide multicusine food. The grilled seafood items such as lobster, king prawns and kalamari are caughtfresh from the sea at Kovalam. Ayurvedic massage parlours, yoga centers and water sport facilities, makes Kovalam a popular haven for tourists from all over the world. Kovalam" a grove of coconut trees . The crescent-shaped beach has three parts. The southernmost beach, and the most popular, is light house beach. It offers an amazing sight of Vizhinjam mosque. The northern Samudra is a laidback one and time seems stands still here. The middle, hawah, in the early day, is a beehive of activities with fishermen setting out for sea. With a high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights.

What to See....

Lighthouse Beach: The southern extension of Kovalam is called the Lighthouse Beach, for its 35 metre high lighthouse, which towers over it atop Kurumkal hillock. This is the point where most tourists prefer to pass their quality time. Several temporary eateries and huts turn up during the peak vacation periods

Hawah Beach : Hawah Beach is the second largest beach in Kovalam. Offering picturesque views, this beach is the perfect place to see fishermen catching the fishes.

Samudra Beach : The northern part of the beach is known as Samudra Beach in tourism terminology. A large headland separates this part from the southern side. The local fishermen ply their trade on this part. The tranquil Arabian Sea stretches a long way and the tourists can laze around in the cool breeze pervading the place. This open beach is an ideal spot for swimming and bathing. The state's large sediments of the thorium-bearing mineral monazite, obtained in the sandy beaches of Quilon district, are proved to be very advantageous in our national atomic research and energy programmes.

How to reach....

By Air - Trivandrum Airport (16 km) is the nearest airport from Kovalam, which has direct flights to all the major cities in India.

By Rail - Trivandrum Central Station is the nearest railway station, which is connected to all the important rail junctions in the country.

By Road - A good network of roads connect Kovalam with the main cities of Kerala. State buses and Inter State buses have regular services.

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