Kovalam, a small town 16 km from Thiruvananthapuram, is famous for its beautiful beaches. Its sandy beaches are outlined with lagoons along the palm and rock pigeons. Kovalam is a sheltered bay with its unique and amazing beaches and is endowed with unusual natural beauty. In many places, Arab Beach is outlined with the beautiful patch of Coral Reef. One hour drive from the capital, this is the most famous South Indian beach, which is popular for sunbathing.
It was during the 1930s when a European tourist of potential ‘Travancore’ empire discovered as a tourist destination of the Kovalam beach. But the real fame as the ideal beach resort was later won by the arrival of people of ‘hippie’ for the Kovalam beach in the seventies.
In the seventies, Kovalam became a hippie idol, a fishing village offers fresh fish, fruits and toddy (coconut bears) which revolve around a picture on the tropical beach. Later it developed into a quiet tourist hang out with some basic but comfortable lodges and unstable restaurants. But today this small beach is sailing thousands of tourists around the world and there is a wide range of accommodation for luxury tourists as well as budgets.
In Kovalam, there are three adjacent coconut palm pieces with half-century separated by the rocky promontory. The southernmost coastline, marked by a major red and white striped lighthouse, is known as the Light House Beach, the most popular of all three. It is located with delicious seafood cafés / restaurants, especially shrimp and lobster, bars and sellers sell clothes, crafts, carpets, fruits etc. Next South Light Prakash is the small village of Vizinjam, outside the house. Vizinjam, rarely visited by tourists, is a major center for fishing. There is its beach in it. The northernmost sea is sea, it is spread with traditional fishing boats and is affected by the least change time. The beach in the middle of the air or Eve speaks lies. The award-winning resort, Ashok Beach Resort, on the north side of Eve’s beach on a rocky promontory, which divides the beaches into north and south segments. The resort has a small part of the private beach and offers windsurfing and sailing boat facilities. This is 15 minutes. Walk between Ashok and the Light House.
The beaches are usually safe and clean. The best weather is from December to March. Lifeguard patrols on the beach, but during swimming, you still have to be careful. Swimming between the flag is protected by the lifeguard in the patrol area. In addition to swimming and sunbathing, the natural bay is ideal for kayaking, surfing, and skiing. Surfboards and boogie boards can be rented on Kovalam Beach. Marine Angling is also available on the beach for deep sea fishing. The sunrise and sunset in the country’s rafts are quite popular on the logs of dashed forests on catamarans or catamarans provided by local fishermen. Between April and October beyond the weather powerful Arabian sea roughen with swelling of up to 6 meters. From May the sea level completely removes the beach in the places and swimming can be very dangerous.
Kovalam is also a center for traditional Ayurvedic treatment. Many hotels provide complete health and revival packages. In addition to oil massages, intensive treatment is offered for 21 days, including special diet and daily massage. There are lots of yoga schools offering meditation and yoga classes, and around Kovalam Beach. The cultural events on the beach include the performances of traditional Kerala art form, Kathakali and ethnic martial arts, Kalarippayattu.