Kerela has a 600 km long shoreline dotted with some of the finest, most charming beaches of the world, coconut groves, natural harbors, lagoons and sheltered coves. All of it as peaceful as the rest of the land, washed by the pleasant tropical sun and as pristine as ever. God’s Own Country, otherwise known as Kerala, is a tropical paradise with some of India’s most spectacular scenery and finest beaches. The beaches of Kerala offer plenty and unlimited options for the traveller when it comes to choosing beach holidays in down south.
Along the 600 kilometre length of the Kerala coast, lies an internationally renowned beach,Kovalam. Kovalam consists of three successive small crescent beaches. Kovalam beach is a strip of golden sand lying side by side between the serene blue waters of the Arabian sea and the rich greenery of coconut palms. The beach has been a favorite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. The Kovalam Beach which is in Kerala is 16 Km from the capital city of Kerala-Thiruvanathapuram City.
Fine Blend Of Sun, Sand And Salt Water- Kovalam:
Kovalam is a beach resort for those who ask for nothing more than beautiful sights, serenity and a relaxing vacation. It offers sheltered coves, white sands, palm-fringed bays and coconut groves.
The crescent-shaped beaches of Kovalam can be divided in three parts. The southern most beach, and the most popular, is the Lighthouse Beach. Further south on the beach one can have a spectacular view of the Vizhinzam mosque. Photography is prohibited here. The middle beach is called Hawah. Each morning this beach acts as a base for the local fisherman. The northern most beach, Samudra, is least affected of all by the changing times.
Plan Your Trip: November to February is the best time to visit this beach. One can spend 2 days and get rejuvenated amidst the golden sand and calm waters of Kovalam.
There are numerous craft and carpet shops that present you a diverse array of Tibetan, Kashmiri and Rajasthani artifacts. Besides clothing stores and general stores, there are yoga schools, and massage parlours lining the beach that will revitalize you with Kerala’s famous ayurvedic and herbal therapy.
Climate In Kerala:
» Winter The winter season sets in during the month of December and continues till end of February. During this season comparatively there is less rainfall especially in the northern parts of the state.
» Summer Winter is followed by the summer season. Its tarts in February and continues till May. Temperature is very high during this period. Occasional showers with Lightning is a characteristic of this season. Kottayam receives the highest rainfall during this season.
Nearest airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 10 km. Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram central, about 16 km.