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Kovalam : Overview
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Area Size :  12.06 Sq. Km.   Population :  .0017 Millions.  
Popular Languages :  Malayalam, English  

Situated 16 kms from the Capital of Kerala is a city with four sandy bays called Kovalam. The meaning of Kovalam is 'groove of coconut trees. It is a beach resort. The spectacular beach resort in 1930's broke the shackles and emerged as the most magnificent tourist attraction in the south. In earlier days it was just a paradise and not a lot of tourists, but then it was developed as a great tourist spot and then there was no looking back. The four sandy beaches are just a sight of paradise; all the four bays are separated by rocks. 

The Samudra Beach, Kovalam Beach, Hawa Beach and the light house beach arewhat gives Kovalam its beauty and attention of the tourists. Kovalam is the most famous place for Ayurvedic massage and many yoga resorts. Meditation and herbal body toning is also very famous and available easily and all around the beaches. A number of cultural programs are also organized in abundance and one of the main attractions is the catamaran cruise. Kovalam can be visited at anytime in the year. 

You can go shopping in Kovalam and buy a number of items like handicrafts and spices. Rose wood and teak wood statues are popular at Kovalam beach. There are a number of shopping places lined across the beach. 

Kovalam is a beautiful tourist spot and tourists flock all year long but would advise not to visit during the Monsoon which starts from June to October. The sea is high and the beaches will be found drowned in the high sea. 

It is approachable by air, train and road routes. The nearest airport is at Trivandrum which is 16 kilometers away. The nearest rail junction is also at Trivandrum and is connected extremely well to all main roads in south India.

 

September to March is the best time to visit Kovalam.

Kovalam is well connected to all the major towns and cities of India. The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport which is 14 km away from Kovalam. There are direct flights from here to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore. The nearest railhead is Trivandrum Central Railway Station from where trains are available to most places of India. There is also a direct and regular bus service from Trivandrum to most of the places.

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