Located : In district Kangra, in the the heart of Dhauladhar range
Main Tourist Attractions: Kovalam Beach, Catamaran Cruises, Alappuzha
Best Time To Visit: March to June & Sept. to Nov.
Kovalam is an important beach township of Thiruvananthapuram district in the state of Kerala Southern part of India. It’s located around 18 km south of the city center.
Kovalam Means’ A Grove of Coconut Trees’ that means many coconut trees in this village. Kovalam is also known as the ‘Paradise of the South.’ It is mostly known for its crescent-shaped beaches, namely the Lighthouse Beach, the Hawa Beach and the Samudra Beach, which are only some of the best tourist attraction spots in the Kovalam beach.
Major Tourits Attractions
Thirty years ago, Kovalam was a hippy idyll: a picture-perfect tropical beach; a traditional fishing village providing fresh fish, fruits and toddy (coconut beer). Today this tiny beach is the focus of a multi-million dollar business, drawing thousands of tourists for a week dose of ozone, UV and a refreshing Indian Experience. Today Kovalam beach is known as the “Paradise of the South”. “Kovalam” means a grove of coconut trees and true to its name the village offers an endless sight of coconut trees.
Situated 11-kms away from the town, this lake is easily approachable by road and makes
Tatwani & Machhrial: There are hot springs situated at Tatwani, 25-km from Dharamsala but on the way, at Machhrial, is a waterfall twice as big as the one near the Bhagsunath temple.
The charmingly unkept coastal town of Alappuzha, formerly called Alleppey, lies close by. With its labyrinth of canals, bridges, silver beaches, and cheerful people it makes for a memorable holiday. Alappuzha is a never-ending panorama of lush green paddy fields, towering coconut trees, and long canals that offers enjoyable boat cruises to Kollam along the scenic Vembanad Lake.
How to Reach
Air : Kovalam can be approached by air from Delhi and the nearest Airport is at Trivandrum of Thiruvananthapuram, Just 12-km away from the town. From Banglore, it will take you an hour to reach Kovalam, from Chennai too, it takes about just an hour and from Mumbai, it takes about two hours and 10 minutes.
Train : Train: Trivandrum Central Railway Station is the closest railway station of reach to Kovalam. The station is away from 15 km to Kovalam. After reaching Trivandrum From there, you can take a cab or hop on a bus to Kovalam. This Station has trains plying from all major cities in India, which makes it easier for a person to reach the beautiful shaped city of Kovalam.
Road: You will be able to find buses from all nearby cities like Chennai, Madurai, and Banglore, to mention a few.
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