No trip to Kerala is complete without spending a few days at Kovalam. An idyllic beach destination in the south of the country, Kovalam is also one of the busiest and most crowded tourist destinationsin the state. The abundance of natural beauty and availability of all modern things makes this one of the most popular places to see and Kovalam hotels promise to bring you the best of both. Home to pristine backwaters, spectacular beaches, castles, palaces, churches and coconut trees as far as the eye can see, Kovalam calls tourists from around the world eager to take in its heritage and natural beauty.
Among the hotels and resorts in Kerala, tourists have a variety of luxurious places to choose from. The LeelaRavizKovalam, for instance, is India’s only cliff-top beach resort. Likewise, many old mansions and villas there have now been converted into hotels. These Kovalam hotels bring you the best of old world charm while living up to every world-class expectation. So from the typical Ayurvedic massages and backwater boat rides to underwater sports, the place has it all.
Kovalam is renowned the world over for its adventure sports. The clear waters here are apt for a bit of snorkeling, parasailing or surfing. And there are plenty of businesses that line the shores, offering their services for such sports. Many Kovalam resorts too are more than happy to arrange the experience for you upon request.
Among the many beautiful things to experience here is the breathtaking architecture of the heritage Kovalam resorts. And for the globe-trotting tourist, Lighthouse Beach is a must-see destination.
Frequented mostly by non-Indians, from the moment you set foot on this beach, expect to be greeted by people offering massage services, a deck chair or bed to lie on. The most famous part of this beach, of course, is the Lighthouse, from where it derives its name. The tallest in Kovalam, the Lighthouse offers uninterrupted views of the sea from all sides. And in the areas surrounding the place, there are plenty of knick-knacks and souvenirs that can be picked up for memory.
However, if the noise and chatter is not your cup of tea, visit Eve’s beach, which is not too far off. Relatively secluded and less crowded, the place is great for a fantastic view of the setting sun and to spend time watching the fishermen go about their business.
A global tourist hub in the heart of the backwaters- that’s Kovalam in a nutshell. For a dose of culture, world-class adventure activities, scenic views and friendly people, visit Kovalam for sure.