Kovalam is a seaside resort well known of foreigners who enjoy its sandy bays to fifteen km from Trivandrum.

Kovalam, like many Indian beaches, changes a lot, not only for decoration camped coconut, but also for the architectural imagination and lack of straights and wide streets that make its charm.

There is everything to eat, but also crafts from all parts of India. No problem to find a statue of Shiva or Ganesh, or a Tibetan tanka, but no worries either to feast on baracuda cooked in coconut milk or grilled pomfrit. Prices very interesting for us Western do the rest.
 

During the monsoon, it is better to avoid the beach, although anyway there are some restaurants opened. This is the best time for Ayurvedic cure, but the beach is to watch the storm waves.

In season (excluding monsoon which is from June to September), you can swim and surf (a lot of waves, except the few sheltered spots) in the tropical waters

You can find in Kovalam many centers for "ayurvedic massages", for tourists, and also schools of yoga, meditation centers, etc...

The quality of care is different from one to the other but if you look for relaxation, you may easily find it; for reported ailments, it is better to move into specialty clinics, or at least centers with all the guarantees required (Green or Olive Leaf).

There are many excursions possibilities around Kovalam, like Padmanabhapuram's Palace, something like 50 km southwards, Cape Comorin, ( Kanyakumari), 85 km, the furthest point south of Indian subcontinent.

 

Slideshow - Centres - Temperature - Going to Kovalam - Kerala - Map of Kovalam - Distances - Taxis

KOVALAM SLIDESHOW

Average Temperatures in Kerala ( C)

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Max temperatures

30

31

32

34

34

30

29

29

30

30

30

30

Min Temperatures

22

23

24

25

25

24

23

23

23

23

23

22

Average daily rainfall in cm

1

1

3

7

10

17

14

9

8

12

9

4

KOVALAM is almost 15 km south from THIRUVANANTHAPURAM (called TRIVANDRUM)

FLIGHTS

International RIVANDRUM Airport (IATA code TRV) is half an hour away from Kovalam.

Airlines going to TRV (non exhaustive)

  • Air India (Bahrain, Chennai, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kozhikode, Kochi, Delhi, Kuwait, Mumbai, Riyadh)
  • Air India Express (Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Mumbai, Kozhikode, Kochi, Jidda, Muscat, Sharjah, Salalah)
  • Etihad (Abudhabi)
  • Gulf Air(Muscat)
  • Indian(Sharjah, Maldives)
  • Kuwait Airways(Kuwait)
  • Oman Air(Muscat)
  • Qatar Airways(Doha)
  • Silkair(Singapore)
  • SriLankan Airlines(Colombo)
  • TRAIN

    There is a railway station in  TRIVANDRUM, connected to all parts of India.

    BUS

    KSRTC's buses stop close to (Vizhinjam Junction). There are departures every 15 minutes to TRIVANDRUM

    Telephone 0471-2480365, 2481365

    BANKS

    You may find several cash points (Automated Teller Machine or ATM) in Kovalam. They deliver wads of 100 or 500 rupees. Provide large pockets or purse.

    Kovalam Junction:

    * Federal Bank (close to Divine Supermarket) - daily limit is R20, 000 / - .

    * ICICI ATM close to the caf/restaurant quite facing the supermarket -

    * Canara Bank ATM close to the Post Officee -

    * Catholic Bank ATM in Hotel Swagarth top of Cardiac Hill.

    You may also easily exchange currency on Lighthouse Beach for cheap. Thomas Cook or hotels charge a commission.

    KERALA

    Informations about Kerala (link)

    LOCAION

    RESORT

    MAP

    KOVALAM

    AYURBAY

    C5

    POOVAR

    AYURVEDA VILLAGE (POOVAR ISLAND RESORT)

    D6

    PACHALLOOR

    BEACH AND LAKE

    A2

    PULINKUDY MULLOOR

    BETHSAIDA

    C5

    POOVAR

    ESTUARY ISLAND

    D6

    POOVAR

    ISOLA DI COCCO AYURVEDIC BEACH RESORT

    D6

    CHOWARA

    MANALTHEERAM

    C5

    KOVALAM

    PANCHAKARMA DR FRANKLIN

    C5

    CHOWARA

    SOMATHEERAM

    C5

    KOVALAM

    SREE VIVEKAANANDA AYURVEDA KENDRAM

    A5

    KOVALAM

    UDAY SAMUDRA LEISURE BEACH HOTEL

    A3

    CHOWARA

    THE TRAVANCORE HERITAGE

    C5

    KOVALAM

    THAPOVAN HERITAGE HOME

    C5

    KOVALAM

    TURTLE ON THE BEACH

    A3

    TRIVANDRUM / KOVALAM

    12 km

    20 minutes

    COCHIN / KOVALAM

    240 km

    4 heures

    KOVALAM / PADMANBHAPURAM

    52 KM

    1 heure

    KOVALAM / KANYAKUMARI

    84 km

    1 heure 20

    KOVALAM / MUNNAR

    330 KM

    5 heures 30

    KOVALAM / KUMARAKOM

    190 km

    3 heures

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