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Kovalam – Queen of Beaches in South India

Thursday - November 22, 2018 12:06 pm , Category : TRAVEL

WTN- Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees and true to its name the village offers an endless sight of coconut trees. When it comes to beaches in Kerala, Kovalam beach secures one the topmost positions in regard of visual awesomeness and tourist inflow. This beach is situated 13km away from Trivandrum. Among the vast array of tourist spots in Kovalam. It is a tourist attraction because of clean water, interesting beach activities, tasty cuisines and affordable stays available.

Kovalam has three beaches separated by rocky outcroppings in its 17 km coastline, the three together form the famous crescent of the Kovalam beach.

Lighthouse Beach
The southernmost beach, the Lighthouse Beach is the one most frequented by tourists, Lighthouse Beach got its name due to the old Vizhinjam Lighthouse located on a 35 meter high on top of the Kurumkal hillock. The lighthouse is built using stones, is colored in red and white bands and enjoys a height of 118 feet.It's intermittent beams at night render the beach with an unearthly charm.

Hawah Beach
Eve’s Beach, more commonly known as Hawa Beach, ranks second, in the early day, is a beehive of activities with fishermen setting out for sea. With a high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights.

Samudra Beach
A large promontory separates this part from the southern side. Samudra Beach doesn't have tourists thronging there or hectic business. The local fishermen ply their trade on this part.

The nearest train station is Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station, about 16 km (9.94 mi) away. The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport, about 10 km (6.21 mi) away.
Accommodation facilities for tourists at Kovalam range from five star hotels to budget hotels and the choice of food available at restaurants and cafeterias range from Continental varieties to South Indian delicacies. (Source- Kerala Tourism)

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