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Kovalam Travel Guide

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Kovalam At a Glance
  • Average Climate:Oct - 30°C / 25°C, Nov - 30°C / 25°C, Dec - 31°C / 24°C
  • Best Time to Visit:October - February
  • Major Airports:Thiruvananthapuram International Airport
  • Ideal Durations:1 To 2 Days
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Kovalam is a beautiful beach town located at a distance of 16 km from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala. Overlooking the Arabian Sea, Kovalam is a favorite destination among tourists. Dotted with serene beaches, Kovalam is a paradise for nature lovers. The destination offers a great ambiance to the tourists where they can unwind. The natural beauty and tranquility of the place is matchless. People from all over the world visit Kovalam to take a stroll at its sun-kissed beaches, enjoy Ayurvedic massages, treat your taste buds with delicious seafood, go for sightseeing and indulge in water sports.

Kovalam is home to a number of tourist attractions. Some popular tourist attractions of Kovalam are Samundra Beach, Kovalam Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach, Thiruvallam Backwaters and Kali Temple. The best time to visit Kovalam is during the month of October and February. The weather remains cool and pleasant in this season which is ideal for sightseeing around Kovalam.

Kovalam is well-connected with different areas of the country and world via rail, road and air. Thiruvananthapuram Central is the nearest railway station located at distance of around 16 km and Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport set at a distance of 10 km. Regular state buses operate between Kovalam and other parts of the state.