Things to do in Kovalam
Located in southern India, Kovalam is a small coastal town that opens up a vista of transparent turquoise water, soft sand and coconut groves crammed in the beaches. The crescent-shaped beaches touched by the gentle waves make it ideal for relaxing and stretching your muscles. Indulge in the various beach activities in Kovalam, the paradise of the south. A tranquil Ayurveda destination, Kovalam is a surfer's paradise that offers king-sized German breakfast, surfing and swimming opportunities and enjoying relaxing massages. Here is a round-up of top three things to do in Kovalam:
Surfing: Surfing in Kovalam is an interesting activity which can be enjoyed with an expert guide with you. The Kovalam Surf Club is the first official surf club in the country. The club offers appropriate surfing outfit and strong boards to help surfers enjoy their time surfing the waves. Foreign tourists often love to indulge in surfing and they are impressed by the local youth skills and their surfing talents. Free surf lessons are offered by the club, hence making it easy for children to grab a free crash course before going for the ultimate surfing experience. Adults will, however, have to learn surfing for Rs.700 fees to take on the tides efficiently.
Go Eating: There isn't a better way to delight yourself than enjoy a king-size breakfast at the German bakery. The specialties include freshly-baked breads and croissants plated with herb-cream cheese. Other than this, you may try out the bacon-potato-cheese scrambled eggs for breakfast. The other eateries include Bait Restaurant at Taj Vivanta, Swiss Cafe, Suprabhatam, etc. Both locals and tourists flock by the dozen to the Bait Restaurant to savour scrumptious foods and drinks. The Swiss Cafe is another place of delight where it offers a lovely ambience for seating and eating options. The Cafe offers a variety of Indian and Swiss dishes.
Go to the Lighthouse: The lighthouse beach should not be missed during your Kovalam tour. The 35 metres lighthouse stands tall on the Kurumkul hill which looks beautiful with an array of palm trees. Take the spiralling staircase inside the lighthouse that goes up to a red and white tower. From the spot you can enjoy spectacular views of the adjacent areas. What's most appealing is that the Kurumkul Hill stretches out to the sea and offers a delightful sight for all. Thiruvananthapuram is the nearest railway station to the lighthouse that lies at a distance of 11 kilometres. Also, the Trivandrum International airport is situated at 10 kilometres' distance.