Travel to Kovalam

Kovalam Tourism

Kovalam is one of the internationally renowned beaches in India. The fascinating atmosphere created by the sea, sand and azure sky makes it one of the most lively holiday destinations. Here is a Kovalam travel guide that provides you all the primary informations required for planning the trip to this exotic beach.

Kovalam is located in the Indian state of Kerala, about 14 kilometers away from Tiravananthapuram, the state capital. This beach resort overlooking the Arabian sea, draws many tourists by the uniqueness of its lively surroundings. The green palm trees surrounding the beach adds glamor to the gorgeous setting. There are various Ayurvedic resorts in Kovalam where you can enjoy herbal messages and make the trip a more relaxing one.

In Kovalam, your evenings are enlivened by Kathakali performances, the classical dance-drama of Kerala.There are lots of avenues for water sports like catamaran cruising, swimming and angling. For those who wish to have stress busters in the form of body rejuvenation can avail the Ayurvedic massages. If you wish to connect with your inner self, then Yoga and meditation is for you.

How to Reach Kovalam

Kovalam is a town located 13 km from the city of Thiruvananthapuram. The place has three beautiful beaches which attract tourists throughout the country. Kovalam is often referred as the "Paradise of the South" due to its beautiful environs and serenity. Thus, the place is one of the most frequently visited places in India by the travellers.

If Kovalam is your destination, we are here to help you with 'How to reach Kovalam'.

By Air

The nearest airport to Kovalam is the Trivandrum Airport, which has direct flights to all the major cities in India.

From New Delhi
  • Jet Lite
  • Indigo Airlines
  • Jet Airways Konnect
From Mumbai
  • Air India
  • Kingfisher Airlines
  • Jet Lite
From Kolkata
  • Indigo Airlines
  • Jet Airways Konnect
  • Jet Lite

By Train

Trivandrum Central Station is the nearest railhead, which is connected to all the important rail junctions in the country.

From New Delhi
  • Kerala Express
  • Swarana Jayanthi Express
  • Trivandrum Central-Hazarat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express
From Mumbai
  • Trivandrum-Mumbai CST Express
  • Kanyakumari-Mumbai CST Express
  • Netravati Express
From Kolkata
  • Guwahati-Thiruvananthapuram Express
  • Shalimar-Thiruvananthapuram Express
  • Shalimar-Nagercoil Express

By Road

Kovalam has a good network of roads. State buses and Inter State buses have regular services. Luxury buses, tourist taxis and auto-rickshaws can be hired for traveling in Kovalam.

Shopping in Kovalam

If you thought you could buy only sunglasses in a beach resort, then Kovalam defies your notions of beach shopping.
Shopping in Kovalam can be fun if you are planning to carry home handcrafted items as souvenirs and gifts.

Kovalam is famous for statues made of teakwood and rosewood. There are a plethora of shops in Kovalam selling handicrafts, ranging from carpets to clothes. If you are looking for some ethnic clothes and fashion accessory you should check out the shops selling Rajasthani, Kashmiri and Tibetan items. You can also carry the aromas of this beautiful place in the form of spices.

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Places to Visit in Kovalam

Last Updated on : 13/09/2013