Kovalam is famous for it's three beaches Light house, Hawa and Samudra which are separated by rocky outcroppings in its 17 km coastline.
The southernmost beach is the most frequented by tourists, Lighthouse Beach got its name due to the old Vizhinjam Lighthouse located on top of the Kurumkal hillock, a 35 mtr high from the seashore. The lighthouse is built using stones with the height of 118 feet. It's intermittent beams at night render the beach with an unearthly charm.
Kovalam town is located in Athiyannur Taluk, Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala state, India - 695523.
Kovalam is just 20km away from the downtown of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) city.
Accommodation facility for tourists at Kovalam ranges from five star hotels to budget hotels.
The choice of food is available at restaurants and cafeteria ranges from Continental varieties to South Indian tastes.
The beach market offers handicraft products made of wood and seashell, decorative items and spices.
September to March