Kovalam

The palm-fringed bays in secluded coconut groves…The boundless blue waters of the Arabian Sea…Miles of white sands washed away by the surf at the feet of the stalwart palms…The rocky promontories…. make Kovalam beach a paradise…a tourist's dream come true… Kovalam lay in humble obscurity along the picturesque coast of Kerala.

 

A former fishing village, Kovalam is just 16 Kms away from Trivandrum, Kerala's capital city. This enchanting strip of golden sands is laced with the rich greenery of coconut palms. With high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights. One can walk into the sea about 100 metres without loosing ground. The underwater views, which are visible during snorkeling, are really marvelous.

 

Kovalam

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From sun bathing to swimming, Ayurvedic rejuvenation to yoga and meditation, herbal body toning massages to special cultural programmes and catamaran cruising, holidays in Kovalam is a tourist delight. Surfing and swimming are among the other water sports possible off Kovalam beach. Tourists are going back with high spirits of exquisite experiences of a wonderful summer spent to come back again soon.

In and around Kovalam

Thiruvananthapuram - 16 Km

A peaceful, attractive city built across seven hills; perched on undulating terrain of low coastal hills near the southern edge of the Indian mainland, clean and green Trivandrum, which was previously called Trivandrum, is an ancient city with trading tradition dating back to 1000 BC. The city's old quarter clusters around the temple, while along the busy Mahatma Gandhi Road are colonial mansions, churches and modern high-rises

 

Padmanabhapuram Palace - 60 Km

The Padmanabhapuram Palace, a magnificent wooden palace of the 16th century, is situated at Thuckalay, 60 km from Thiruvananthapuram, in Kanyakumari District. This old palace of the Rajas of the erstwhile Travancore (1550 to 1750 AD) is a fine specimen of Kerala's indigenous style of architecture. The antique interiors are replete with intricate rosewood carvings and sculptured decor. The palace also contains 17th and 18th century murals. The Palace will be closed on Mondays.

 

Neyyar Dam - 32 Km

Situated around 32 km east of Thiruvananthapuram, a popular picnic spot with a lake and a picturesque dam site. This area has some of the rarest medicinal herbs in Kerala. The Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1958. The sanctuary, of which the dam is a part, is the habitat of over a hundred rare species of fauna and flaura. The best way to explore the sanctuary is by boat.

 

Ponmudi - 65 Km

Ponmudi is the nearest hill station to Thiruvananthapuram. It is located 915 metres above sea level. It is an idyllic hill resort with narrow, winding pathways and cool, green wooded environs. It serves as a good base for trekking and bird watching. The natural scenery, salubrious climate and the scope of hiking in high trails make the visit an exhilarating experience. There is a charming deer park, which is only 3 kms from Ponmudi.

 

Kanyakumari

Located at the Southern most part of India, Kanyakumari is a place at the confluence of the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian sea. The multicolored sand is an unique feature of the beach here.

 




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