One of the most sought-after destinations in Kerala, Kovalam receives a heavy influx of tourist from all over the world. Being a fishing village and prominent hippy haunt, it is changed into a hot beach destination. Located just 16 km from Trivandrum, Kovalam literally means a groove of coconut trees. It is a hub tourist attraction which includes variety of water sports, great seafood, and Ayurvedic massage and treatment.
Some major attractions
Catamaran Cruises- It is one of the major attractions of Kovalam beaches. This project is located around the Vizhinjam fishing harbor, at hardly 4 km to the eastern side of Kovalam beach. Here you can enjoy deep-sea fishing and many water sports.
Ayurvedic massage- it is another spatiality of Kovalam. Here you can get treatment from ancient medical treatment Ayurveda and spa treatment to rejuvenate your body and mind.
Further, there are other Yoga centers provided by beach resorts where you can have experience meditation. Apart from yoga and Ayurveda, you can enjoy Kerala art forms like Kathakali and ethnic martial art Kalarippayattu.
Private Beach- These are the perfect destination for private holidays and include Kovalam Ashok Beach resort, Somantheeram, Coconut Bay Beach Resort, Niki Nest, Uday Samunra Beach resort, Surya Samundra beach Garden and Hotel Samundra. The tranquil surrounding of the resort attracts thousand of love birds to enjoy unforgettable moment of their life in gods own country, Kerala.
Places of religious interest: Kovalam is also famous for its temples. The sacred town covers many holistic temples and historical monuments such as Shri Padmanabha swami temple, Puthan Mallika or Horse Palace, Napier museums
Apart from these attractions, you can visit Ponmundi, a hill resort, which is notable for its tea plantations and jungle streams. Even you can travel to Kanyakumari, where convergence of three oceans takes place, is just 90 km away from Kovalam.