Kovalam - breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquillity - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country.
Kovalam offers an excellent diversity with Kovalam beach to suit all desires and occasions. Three curve shaped beaches, alienated by stony outcroppings, from the major attraction of this coastal resort.
Backed by precipitously mounting headlands and covered by fertile coconut palms, the beaches, especially the southernmost part of lighthouse beach. It is also lined with a host of shops and shacks offering all kinds of services; creating an unmistakable resort atmosphere. Curio shops, hawkers of Kashmiri and Tibetan products, moneychangers and beachwear shops, between the surplus of restaurants and hotels, do brisk business during peak tourist season.
This is another picturesque beach near Kovalam.
The serene and calm atmosphere draws many people to this place every year. It
is famous for the various beautiful sea birds that visit this place. Thus this
beach in Pachalloor is also considered to be a birdwatchers' paradise.
In this place near Kovalam you can enjoy the
Kerala backwaters. There are facilities for cruising in the water while you
enjoy the surrounding greenery. The Parashuram temple in this region also attracts
many pilgrims every year.
The Padmanabhapuram Palace is a nice place to go
for an excursion from Kovalam. On a visit to this palace one can experience the
beauty of the traditional wooden architecture of Kerala. It dates back to the
Anchuthengu Fort is a prominent landmark of
Kovalam tourist attractions. Constructed in the 17th century, Anchuthengu Fort
is a brilliant symbolization of the architectural elegance of the British
rulers. It is believed that this fort situated in Kovalam is one of the oldest
trading platforms established during the colonial rule in India.
Kovalam Museums are known to possess some of the
oldest specimen of historically enriched articles related to the field of arts,
science and technology. The three main museums of Kovalam include Kuthiramalika
Palace museum, Napier museum and Science & Technology museum.
Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave:
The place is important for
both its historical and religious significance. It is famous for the beautiful
sculptures. There is a granite temple inside the cave. On the outer walls
mythological stories on the life of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are carved.
This magnificent old structure was the home to
the late Maharaja Sree Chitra Thirunal Bala Rama Varma. This grand palace is
admired mainly for its architectural splendour