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Kovalam Beaches

Kovalam is famous for it's three beaches Light house, Hawa and Samudra which are separated by rocky outcroppings in its 17 km coastline.

1. Lighthouse Beach

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.

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Tourist Attractions

  • 3 adjacent crescent beaches; Light house, Hawah and Samudra
  • A beautiful bay of calm waters with rocky promontory
  • Sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages
  • Beautiful beach with its blue waters and the far lighthouse back drop
  • special cultural programmes and catamaran cruising
  • Napier Museum, Sri Chitra Art Gallery
  • Tasty and fresh seafood in the seashore restaurants

Address of Kovalam Beaches

Kovalam town is located in Athiyannur Taluk, Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala state, India - 695523.

How to Reach

Kovalam is just 20km away from the downtown of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) city.

  • Distance From: Kollam - 77 km, Nagercoil - 63 km
  • Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International
  • Nearest Bus Station: Kovalam
  • Nearest Railway Station: Trivandrum Central
  • Transport: Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum is the capital city of Kerala and connected from everywhere. From there Kovalam can be reached by all means.

Where to Stay

Accommodation facility for tourists at Kovalam ranges from five star hotels to budget hotels.

Whaere to Eat

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.

Best Season & Time to Visit

September to March

Visiting Places near Kovalam