Kovalam… and do you need further explanation- This bewitching destination in God’s Own Country has been beckoning travellers from far and wide for decades. A splendid beach location, Kovalam caters to all kinds of travellers. Kovalam is one destination that can satisfy your instinct for adventure and your need to unwind. This palm-fringed beach is unique in that it is composed of three adjacent crescent shaped beaches – the Eve’s Beach, the Samudra beach and the Lighthouse beach. The image that we bring you this month is that of an aerial view of the Lighthouse beach, in all its splendour. The Lighthouse Beach gets its name from the Vizhinjam lighthouse located nearby.
Kovalam, meaning “a groove of coconut trees,” is just 10 km from the state capital of Kerala- Thiruvananthapuram. Kovalam is actually a combination of three small beaches. Among these, the southernmost beach, named Lighthouse Beach, is the most frequented beach in Kovalam. Earlier this beach of Kovalam was an anglers’ paradise. It still has some small villages, just a few kilometres away, which belong to the fishing community. Gradually, this beach of Kovalam has been transformed to a tourist spot of great interest. Kovalam is an ideal place for a sunbath during the winter.
Padmanabhapuram Palace, Kaudiar Palace, Anchuthengu Fort, Koyikkal Palace, Napier Museum, Kuthiramalika Palace Museum are few attractions apart from natural treat you get at Kovalam.
Languages: English, Malayalam and Tamil
Best time to go: November to February