If soulful holidays and a few days away from the daily hustle-bustle is what your year, jump on a flight or board a train to ‘God’s own country’—Kerala. Make no mistake, nestled in the lap of Western Ghats and bordered by the magnificent blue ocean, Kerala is a paradise in India. Whether you are a sea lover, hill-fanatic, or have a thing for the divine, the state is bound to mesmerise you with its exotic virgin nature, addictive weather conditions, delicious food, and culture.
But, there’s a question though—where in Kerala can one quench a true traveller’s thirst? Here’s one idea. Travel few miles south of Thiruvananthapuram and you will stumble across a majestic coastal town kissing the waters of the glorious Arabian Sea—Kovalam. Harbouring spectacular beaches, historically significant locations, rivers, and of course jaw-dropping grand luxurious resorts, Kovalam promises one of the richest travel experiences you can find in all of Kerala.
Keeping aside the natural splendour for a moment, Kovalam, as mentioned before offers premium living experiences in the form of grand beach resorts. They are no doubt the best places to stay in Kovalam. Beach view rooms, opulent locations, premium service, state-of-the-art facilities, and more, if you want the best place to stay in Kovalam, do plan a visit to these luxurious lifestyle resorts.
So, what are some of the best tourist destinations at Kovalam, Kerala? Let’s have a look at some locations you don’t want to miss!
Light House Beach
The most popular beach in Kovalam, this is famous for nestling a thirty-meter tall historical lighthouse on the Kurumakal Hill, just along the beach. One can easily enter the spectacle and climb up to a magnificent view of the sea and the surrounding area. Moreover, there also high adrenaline beach sports available such as paragliding, swimming, surfing, parasailing, and more. Relaxation, adventure, or pure fun—Light House Beach is the place to go at Kovalam.
Second on the list is another renowned beach of Kovalam. A tad less crowded than the Light House Beach, Hawah Beach is known for its magnificent coconut plantations that embellish the beach’s beauty multi-fold. Needless to say, it’s perfect for leisure and relaxation and also viewing sunrise or sunset.
A mystic river decorated with serene greenery on both sides, Karamana river offers a ‘quiet, tranquil adventure’ paired with magnificent natural views. One can stroll along the river or take a boat ride along the river for pure, ‘peaceful enjoyment’. Also, one can go for kayaking. There’s more. Instead of resorts, one can also rent houseboat cruises. These can be one of the best places to stay in Kovalam for short periods at least; especially great for creative people looking for solitude.
No list to travel to the ideal Kovalam tourist spots can be complete without this location. It’s a gigantic freshwater lake just a few kilometers away from the core town and houses rich biodiversity of plantations and animals, birds etc. A visit to the lake during a clear moonlit night can be magical! There are also boating facilities available to help tourists experience the lake’s magnificent beauty
Along the foothills of the Western Ghats, lies one of the most exotic places to visit while you are at Kovalam. Kerala and Kovalam are for people with explorer hearts who not only look for the best places to stay in Kovalam like luxurious beach resorts but travel whole-heartedly all along with the city and its neighbouring areas. This dam located on the Neyyar River is famous for its rich flora and fauna, exhilarate views, and adventure travels. The dam is also harboured within forests that are home to many wild animals. Best for Safari lovers, traditional travelling, or ‘picnic hunters’, Neyyar Dam is a must place to visit while one is at Kovalam.