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Kovalam Kerala

Visiting Kovalam is like a dream coming true. Ayurvedic centres, water sports and scenic backwater rides this is only a hint of what Kovalam can actually offer. Thanks to the wonderful endeavor by the State Tourism Department, Kovalam has abundant tourism potential today. The spring festival, Gramam (organized during the second week of January) recreates the entire glory of a Kerala village, besides featuring a number of cultural dance performances. So, if you plan your holiday around January, you can also watch live performances of classical dance forms including Kathakali, Mohiniattam and Kalaripayattu among others. The city of Kovalam is easily accessible, as it is positioned just at a distance of 16 km from Thriruvananthapuram, capital of Kerala.

Activities to Do in Kovalam
There are a number of activities to keep you occupied for a couple of days in Kovalam. Excellent water sports facilities are available at the beach. Travellers can choose to indulge in activities like kayaking, surfing and water skiing among others. Swimming is also a good option to enjoy your time at the beach.

Interact with the fishermen and witness them as they go about performing their daily task. You can even ask them for a wonderful cruise in their boats. A sunrise or a sunset cruise would let you have the maximum of your boat ride.

If you choose so, you can also book yourself a luxury catamaran ride or a houseboat cruise. While you enjoy the sail, you can even indulge in activities like fishing, angling and deep sea diving. There is a lot more.

Shopping in Kovalam is also a lot of fun. There are numerous stalls around the town. At these stalls, you can pick wonderfully crafted items of art and craft to carry back home.

In and Around
Kovalam is a town of attractions and scenic wonders. The biggest draw for tourists at Kovalam is the beach. While you are in Kovalam, do remember to visit the Light House beach. Another big attraction for visitors to Kovalam is Kanyakumari, a beach as well as a much frequented pilgrimage centre. The place occupies a position at the junction of the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. Kanyakumari is also known for the simultaneous occurrence of the sunset and the moon rise over the ocean. During their holidays in Kovalam, travelers can easily visit Thiruvananthapuram, situated at just 16 km. The backwater town of Kovalam also features a number of Ayurvedic centres that provide time-tested treatment options for a variety of ailments.

Where to Stay
Hotel Sea Face, Hotel Samudra, Hotel Abad Palmshore, Hotel Seaweed, Manaltheeram Beach Resort, Hotel Uday Samudra, Hotel Rockholm, Kadaloram Beach Resort and Surya Samudra Beach Garden offer value-added accommodation in Kovalam to tourists.

Kovalam Air / Rail / Road Link
Located at 16 km, Thiruvananthapuram Airport is a major international airport. Rail routes link Thiruvananthapuram with all the major cities within Kerala and outside. So, if you are traveling from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore or Kolkata, you have two equally good options. Either fly to the Thiruvananthapuram Airport and catch a train to arrive at Thiruvananthapuram railway station. Road connectivity is also excellent in and out of Kerala.