Things to do in Kovalam

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Things to Do in Kovalam


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Top Attractions in Kovalam

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Beaches
Lively beach with evening allure, showcasing scenic views from a prominent lighthouse and local fishing traditions. Array of dining choices, with emphasis on fresh seafood.
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Beaches
Sun-kissed beach adorned with inviting restaurants and quaint shops, ideal for a swim or sunbathing session. Nearby Poovar offers an alternative coastal retreat.
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  • behram2014
    Mumbai, India26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We didn’t stay there but just went for a visit.There are lots or restaurants and hotels along the waterfront.One can hire a chair with towel and umbrella on the beach for about Rs.100 per hour! It is safe to swim in most parts with lifeguards on duty.Unsafe areas are clearly marked.There is lighthouse at the beach which one can also go and visit during certain hours.
    Written January 21, 2024
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  • Andrew D
    Singapore, Singapore400 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The beach just adjacent to the Lighthouse Beach may lack a landmark, but it is no less beautiful. Definitely spend some time exploring this area as it is still photography-worthy!
    Written April 9, 2023
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  • tony_cass
    Great Chesterford, UK209 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    In my opinion this beach is at its best before sunset. The sand is accessed via a sea retaining wall,upon which all three of the restaurants adjacent to this beach have tables and chairs and serve serve both drinks and dinner. You can witness local tourists taking to the water, but judge for yourself as the wave break here would preclude me from actual swimming here but paddling is fine.
    Written March 13, 2023
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  • bharath n
    Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India46 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent beach outing with family and friends. Wear light clothes. Bikini maybe objected. Very conservative local population. Drinking openly is not permitted. Paid parking facility by the beach side available at government rates. Old lighthouse, cliff side view of the beach are a few best attractions apart from the amazing sunset. Check sunset timings before you venture out so that you don't miss the spectacular view. Weather is comfortable with light clothes during November to February. I enjoyed cycling from Trivandrum to kovalam early hours of the day following the National Highway. Tender Coconut water is an absolute relish and refreshing after the workout. Eating joints and bar are available at affordable prices. This is one of the few best beaches I have seen in India. Do not miss the fun.
    Written December 1, 2020
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  • Paul R
    Leighton Buzzard, UK46 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    To see the fishermen's catch you must arrive very early.
    The experience if you do is well worthwhile
    Written March 9, 2020
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  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good river..
    Great atmosphere..
    Excellent climate..
    Looking like beautiful…
    Road also good…
    Located near away to Trivandrum.
    Written August 26, 2022
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  • Vijay Angelo
    Nagercoil, India20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited during weekday and it was drizzling. So, it was less crowded and a beauty to watch the nature. Boat ride is a must. Not guaranteed that you will spot wild animals in the island forest. Very good spot for a day trip.
    Written December 19, 2019
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  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice river, great location with temple. Fantastic water flows, amazing ambiance.. sight seeing was excellent for tourist guests.,
    Written October 5, 2022
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  • SandeepSaxena-IIP
    Dehradun, India503 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aavaduthura Devi Temple .... Nice atmosphere and very silent place...mostly lovable architecture...Most of the people trust the temple...Place of worship. Avaduthura Devi Temple is non-touristy temple where locals join to pray. There is a ayyappa, Krishna and other god's temples inside main temple complex. Wear full dress. Everything else is fine. No entry fee, no commercialized like other major temples.
    Written July 10, 2019
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  • sunilk2100
    New Delhi, India445 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Adimalathura Beach was a nice good clean beach to relax. Its good beach to visit and enjoy the day there.
    Written October 27, 2019
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  • Michael B
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have just one more day to go and how I will miss it. This was my project: come to Elephant Yoga Centre for three weeks to do yoga twice a day, every day, and Master Sudheer helped me through it all. On arrival, I was feeling a little broken by my age (almost 62) and bits of arthritis here and there but he showed me ways around doing the things I couldn’t do to start but each day showed me progress. No matter what anyone’s level was, he was helpful, encouraging and knowledgeable. I’m still a beginner but stronger now and very much improved by yoga and motivated to do more thanks to Sudheer. He is a great teacher.
    Written March 25, 2024
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  • Siobhan M
    Isle of Man, UK100 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a wonderful visit this year although I do think that r/s 200 for foreign tourists is too much. The place is beautifully laid out and has lovely crafts on show which are very good value. The restaurant is also good value and well worth a visit. I recommended the place to other tourists who also enjoyed the experience.
    We returned the following month for a WOW concert and again had excellent food.
    Written April 9, 2024
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