Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees and true to its name the village offers an endless sight of coconut trees. It is also known as the Paradise of the South. Kovalam, the beach town and famous tourist destination well known for its internationally renowed beaches. Kovalam is surrounded with three adjacent crescent beaches which gives the tourist a perfectly blend beach vacation and soak themselves in the waves of Arabian Sea.
Kovalam has three beaches separated by rocky outcroppings in its 17 km coastline, the three together form the famous crescent of the Kovalam beach
The southernmost beach, the Lighthouse Beach is the one most frequented by tourists, Lighthouse Beach got its name due to the old Vizhinjam Lighthouse located on a rocky promontory here. Its intermittent beams at night render the beach with an unearthly charm.
Eve’s Beach, more commonly known as Hawa Beach, ranks second, in the early day, is a beehive of activities with fishermen setting out for sea. With a high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights.
A large promontory separates this part from the southern side. Samudra Beach doesn't have tourists thronging there or hectic business. The local fishermen ply their trade on this part.
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 10 km
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Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 16 km.