Kovalam: A sleepy little town by Arabian Sea
The southern part of India is considered the gateway to heaven. In this heaven lies the state of Kerala which is known as God's own country. In this god's own country a town by the name of Kovalam is situated which is a symbol of peace and known for its coastal beauty.
Kovalam is one of the famous and well-known towns in this state. True to its name Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees. Surprisingly town is shaded with lots and lots of coconut trees and immersed in buzzing activities.
This beach town is for all the beach lovers in the world and you must enjoy exploring this sleepy little town. Do visit the place for an enthralling experience.
Best time to visit Kovalam
Winter season is the best time to explore the enticing city of Kovalam. During winters, the town becomes more beautiful with cold breezes which allow the traveller to explore the town on its foot.
How to reach Kovalam
It is possible to reach Kovalam by road, train & air. The nearest city to the town is the capital of the state Trivandrum. It is 18 km away and it is very easy to reach the town in a short span. Also, Trivandrum Central Railway Station and Trivandrum International Airport are the alternatives to reach the town.
Where to stay in Kovalam
Lighthouse beach is a popular area to find accommodation in Kovalam. Every resort or hotel in this area comes with a beach view hence it would be a good option to stay here. You will find all types of accommodation from luxury resorts to budget hotels in this area.
What all you can do in Kovalam
1. Light House Beach
This is one of the most important and oldest tourist attractions of the town. When you visit the place, witnessing the lighthouse is a must. Surrounded by beach attractions, it offers beautiful scenery and you can enjoy the beach in the evening by having a stroll around the area.
2. Velli Tourist Village
If you want to spend a relaxing afternoon, then you should definitely visit Velli Tourist Village. Spend time by lazing on rowboats and enjoy roaming around the village in pedal boats and motorboats. Don't forget to feast yourself with Banana chips and sweet coconut water.
3. Kovalam Art Gallery
All the artistic people and art lovers, this is the place for you. If you want to calm yourself with some art, then you must visit the art gallery and catch glimpse of art and artifacts by well-known Indian and International Artist.
4. Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple
The temple is considered to be one of the most spiritual temples in the town. Temple dates back to the 18th century and has a beautifully carved structure of Lord Shiva and Paravati in its outer wall.
5. Karmana River
This river is for all the photographers who are searching for mesmerizing nature pictures. You can take a boat ride which takes you on a tour to the city of Trivandrum. The backwater and greenery will make you wish to never end the stroll.
To feel the euphoric food sensation, visit Suprabhatam. An authentic Kerala eating house serves you delicious vegetarian thalis with fresh fruit juice. Suprabhatam is a true hidden gem.
7. Ayurvedic Massages
Kovalam is known for its Ayurvedic massages that soothe your soul and calms you down. In this town, you can schedule a traditional massage either after a tiring day or early in the morning and it is definitely one of the best things to do in Kovalam for rejuvenation.
A trip to Kovalam will make your stressed soul very calm and composed. From the bustle-hustle of your life, you should definitely take a break from few days and witness the amazing serenity of Kovalam. Plan a 4-5 trip to this town & book stays with MyTravaly and it will give you some reality check towards your wanderlust for travel!
This story is written by Ritika Arora, Content Writer, MyTravaly
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