Kovalam is a small village located on the Malabar Coast in Kerala. This tiny town suddenly emerged on the tourist maps after its fabulous beaches were discovered. In the present times, Kovalam has become one of the most popular beach hangouts of India. The coconut groves lined around these pristine beaches, offer it a ravishing look. The palm-fringed bays, in the secluded coconut groves, promises for a relaxing stay. The azure water of Arabian Sea and the silvery white sand spilled over miles offer breathtaking and tranquil surroundings.
Kovalam beaches are the marvelous beach destinations and make the tourist feel like a dream come true. Being on the mesmerizing beaches of Kovalam, one can enjoy an array of water sports activities like swimming, para-sailing, snorkeling, banana boat and speed boat rides. Another major activity to be enjoyed at these beaches is sunbathing. The visitors can laze around on the vast sand stretches of these beaches enjoying a wonderful sun tan on their body.
Those who are tired of swimming, aquatics and sunbathing have a lot more to discover on the breathtaking beaches of Kovalam. Enjoy shopping for the knick-knacks, handicrafts, cloths from the small shops set along the waterfront.
These majestic beaches of Kovalam were first discovered by the hippies who would spend long hours dancing, partying on its shores. Kovalam’s crescent-shaped beaches can be categorized into three different parts. Of them Lighthouse, the Southernmost beach is most popular. Standing at this beach, one can enjoy the impressive view of the Vizhinzam mosque.
Hawah Beach, the middle beach, acts as a base for the local fishermen while the Northern most beach, popularly called as Samudra Beach, has managed to preserve its old days charm throughout all the changing times. This beach features a few simple wooden fishing vessels. These beaches of Kovalam make for an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy city life. These beautiful beaches are long stretches and are fringed by swaying palm trees on one side and rippling water on the other side. So on your visit to Kerala, make it a point to visit these majestic and colorful beaches of Kovalam, without which, Kerala holiday cannot be completed.