A picture perfect tropical beach lying 16 km to the south of Trivandrum city, Kovalam in Kerala, is one of the most popular beach resorts in India. The crescent shaped Kovalam Beach is admired worldwide for its scenic beauty and serenity. The azure waters of the Arabian Sea and an endless stretch of silvery sands washed away by the surf at the feet of tall palm trees and rocky promontories truly make Kovalam the "Paradise of South India".
A popular haven for tourists from all over the globe, Kovalam is a must-include in any Kerala Tour itinerary.
The nearest airport to Kovalam beach is Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) International Airport. Located about 16 km from Kovalam beach, this airport is most convenient to reach Kovalam, by air. Many International Airlines operate regular flights to and from Trivandrum.
Indian Air Lines, Air India, Air Lanka, East West Airlines and Gulf Air operate regular flights to and from Trivandrum to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Goa, Bangalore, Cochin, and Kozhikode. International flights to Sri Lanka, Maldives, Gulf countries and Singapore can also be availed from here.
The nearest railhead from Kovalam beach is the Trivandrum Central Railway Station. This station links Kovalam to several major parts of India.
A good network of roads connect Kovalam with several tourist destinations within Kerala, and India. State buses and Inter State buses can also be availed to reach Kovalam.
Luxury buses, tourist taxis and auto-rickshaws can be hired for getting around in Kovalam.