"Kovalam Beach- A Beautiful Place for Beach Lovers" State of Kerala Things to Do Tip by kmohandas

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  Kovalam Beach
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KOVALAM means a grove of coconut trees in the native language Malayalam. This wonderful beach indeed offers an endless sight of coconut trees. This crescent-shaped beach has three parts viz. Samudra, Hawa and Light House. The southernmost beach, Light House Beach is the most popular amongst the three. It offers an amazing sight of Vizhinjam mosque. The northern most Samudra is a laidback one and time seems stands still here. The middle one, Hawa, is a busy acivity centre with fishermen setting early in the morning to sea for fishing and tourists thronging the beach. With a high rocks and calm blue waters, this beautiful beach creates an amazing night on a full Moon day. This is an ideal place for swimming and sea bathing. Also, there are beautiful patches of coral reefs. The underwater views, which are visible during snorkelling.
Excellent accommodations are available around Kovalam . There are plenty of restaurants which provide continentalfood as well as Indian food. The grilled seafood items such as lobster, king prawns and kalamari are harvested from around the sea at Kovalam and fresh delicacies are available in restaurants around. There are Ayurvedic massage parlours, yoga centers and water sport facilities around Kovalam. These facilities make Kovalam a great tourist attraction for people around the globe.

Address: Kovalam, Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala
Directions: Around 15 kms from Thiruvanathapuram (Trivandrum) City. Easily approacable by car or public transport.

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