A haven of peace and tranquillity, Kovalam is a beautiful travel destination in the 'God's Own Country', Kerala. Located along the coast of the Arabian Sea, this tiny coastal town is famous for its pristine beaches, mounting headlands, coconut palms and other interesting attractions. Kovalam, Hawa, Lighthouse, Samudra and Grove are some of the popular beaches here, best to enjoy exciting water sports and recreational activities. Rejuvenating Ayurvedic massage treatments, yoga, outdoor sports and catamaran rides are among the major attractions at Kovalam.
Top Attractions in KovalamNestled along the coast of the Arabian Sea, beaches of Kovalam are its major attractions. Most of the beaches in the town are perfect to enjoy a variety of water sports like surfing, motor boat riding etc. Vizhinjam Lighthouse, Sagarika Marine Research Aquarium and Hatchery, Aazhimala Siva Temple and Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple are among the popular places to visit in the town.
Shopping in KovalamWith innumerable shops and shacks, Kovalam is truly a shopper's paradise. Statutes made of teakwood and rosewood, handicrafts, trinkets, beachwear, jewellery made of seashells, batik lungis or sarongs, Tibetan knick- knacks, Kashmiri shawls, silver ornaments, ethic jewellery, Malabar spices, and hand-woven saris (woven from pure mulberry silk thread) are among the popular souvenirs you can take home.
Eating Out in Kovalam From authentic South Indian dishes to traditional Malabar cuisine and from European fare to standard Malayalee preparations, Kovalam offers a terrific variety to all food lovers. Prepared using customary spices and original, local flavours, a host of dishes such as puttu, dosa (a type of pancake), kappa, meat curry, fish, lobster, uttapam (dosa-like dish), crabs, chicken, lobster and payasam (a rice pudding) are all must try!
Best Time to Visit KovalamBeing close to sea, the city enjoys moderate weather conditions throughout the year. But for those willing to enjoy some water activities and outdoor sports, the months from September to May are usually considered the best time to visit the town. Christmas is the peak season here as plenty of travellers visit from all corners of the globe.