Kovalam Beach in Trivandrum, Kerala

Kovalam-Beach-in-Trivandrum-Kerala-01Kovalam beach is a popular tourist place to visit in Trivandrum, Kerala. Its a long rocky beach with less sand, but a lot of water and waves. There are AC busses that ply regularly from Trivandrum main bus-stand to this Kovalam beach, which is located around 13 KM from the city.

Kovalam-Beach-in-Trivandrum-Kerala-02One needs to enter the beach through a narrow lane (going down) filled with a lot of shops / resorts on both sides. It seems this beach is famous for its ayurvedic treatments. The sand in this beach has an ash colour for the most part!

Kovalam-Beach-in-Trivandrum-Kerala-04It seems there are three beaches in this beach complex which are separated by rocky enclaves. We walked through the first one and then went over the rocks for the view. The view from the rocks and the splashing of the water is the best part of this beach!

Kovalam-Beach-in-Trivandrum-Kerala-05People can stay in the resorts around this beach, if they want to. It seems this beach was made popular by the Hippies visiting India during 1970’s. It seems there are many tourists coming here from Europe and Israel. I didn’t go into the waters, but there seems to be a long stretch of shallow waters here, which makes it a good place for swimming.

Kovalam-Beach-in-Trivandrum-Kerala-03I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the readers of this Blog a very happy and prosperous New Year – 2012 🙂

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34 Replies to “Kovalam Beach in Trivandrum, Kerala”

  1. D.I. this is amazing .. loved the pictures all of them ..

    Happy new year to you and family and everyone around you..

    Have a great year

    Thank you for the wishes .. My blog report says you are the number one visitng an commenting on my posts to THANK you for that ,,


  2. Kovalam is one of my favourite haunts…whenever I visit Tvm.
    BTW are you still writing about the Tvm travellogue that happened when you came for my reception? 🙂

      1. “Slight”? 😉

        Well no more slight than ours, that is. Only 3 weeks back did we actually start married life by living together! 😛 (We were based out of 2 different cities till now)

        So I guess it’s all justified! 😛 :mrgreen:

        1. Ah, my delay (of publishing the posts) looks better now, after reading your comment 🙂 Congrats anyway.

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  3. we had been to kovalam last year. it is an absolutely amazing beach. loved it there
    at night it is even more beautiful

    you’ve captured it well. what about the lighthouse? imp landmark of the beach 🙂

    1. Where was the light house? We completely missed it! In fact, we were going around the first beach and the rocks just after it. We did not even get into the eves beach (because it was deserted)…

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  4. I love this beach. S & I spent a couple of hours here during our honeymoon 🙂 So I hold lovely memories to this place! They kinda look nice with shades. But the place is not surrounded by good restaurants! I dont’ know if this has changed now!

    1. We never ate anything or went to any restaurants here… So, not sure. But we got some great food near the Trivandrum West Bus Depot where we boarded the bus.

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  5. I have been to kolar beach and we had enjoyed there a lot. There is something about sea and the beaches…

    Cool Pics, DI 🙂

    Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous year ahead 🙂 [I know i am a tad late in wishing but then “der aaye, durust aaye” 😀 ]

  6. Happy new year to you too DI 🙂

    You remember everything well. I forgot we reached there by an AC bus 🙂

    I didn’t liked the kovalam beach much… maybe too much expectations 🙂

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