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Kovalam Travel Guide

Kovalam, situated 16 kms away from the state capital Thiruvananthapuram, offers excellent diversity with Kovalam beaches to suit all desires and occasions. The backdrops of Kovalam, by precipitously mounting headlands and the three carved shaped beaches, separated by the stony outcroppings, make for the highlights of this coastal resort. The clear water at the beaches with shallow bottoms up to a height of hundred meters makes Kovalam a swimmers’ heaven. The picturesque surroundings of Kovalam are renowned to be the first place in Kerala to be featured on the International tourism map in a big way. The pristine beaches of Kovalam are also popular for being lined with an array of shacks and shops offering all kinds of services like the curio shops, money changers, hawkers of Tibetan and Kashmiri products etc.

How To Reach Kovalam

By Air

The nearest airport located in Kovalam is the Trivandrum International airport, lying at a convenient distance of 11 kms. The Trivandrum International airport is located at a distance of 11 Kms from Kovalam. There are frequent international and domestic flights from all major national and international cities. 

By Train

For those seeking to reach Kovalam by train, the nearest  rail head  to Kovalam is the Trivandrum Central Railway Station. Lying at a distance of 16 kms from the city, there are frequent trains plying between all major cities. On getting down at the Trivandrum Central Railway Station, one can hire a private taxi to reach Kovalam.

By Road

Kovalam is well connected to Trivandrum and other major cities of Kerala by regular road transport services. Kovalam lies at a distance of 15 kms from Trivandrum and regular buses ply between the two. Various of different categories are maintained by the state tourism department to match the budget of the various tourists coming from different background. On reaching the bus station one can hire a taxi to reach the interiors of Kovalam.

Kovalam TOUR Packages

5 Days

Cochin - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum

7 Days

Cochin (Kochi) - Munnar - Alleppey (Alappuzha) – Kovalam - Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram)

8 Days

Cochin - Munnar – Thekkady – Alleppey (Houseboat) - Kovalam – Trivandrum/Cochin

Hotels in Kovalam


Address: Eve's Beach, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala - 695527


Address: G. V. Raja Vattapara Road, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala - 695527


Address: G.V.Raju Road, Kovalam, Kerala


Address: Vizhinjam Poovar Road, Chowara PO, Trivandrum, Kerala - 695501

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