Kovalam is recognized as an internationally renowned beach that offers the most stunning scenic views. Combinations of three adjacent crescent beaches make this place a major site of tourism attraction. Since the Colonial era, Europeans have been coming to this town to escape the stresses of city life and indulge in funactivities.
The beach is always bubbling alive with activities starting in the early hours of the morning and continuing till the end of the day into the night. Take a tour around the beach complex and you will find a string of Ayurvedic health resorts, shopping zones, budget cottages, Ayurvedic and Yoga massage centres, convention facilities and swimming pools. The leisure options at the Kovalam beach is diverse that include herbal body toning massage, sunbathing, catamaran cruising and special cultural programs.
Apart from the beach, the other attractions that add to Kovalam tourism include a day's visit to Thiruvananthapuram, which is the capital city of Kerala. It is easy to go to Thiruvananthapuram which is at 16 kilometres' distance from Kovalam. Some of the interesting places to visit include the Padmanasbhaswamy Temple, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Ponmudi Hill Station, Napier Museum, etc. Steal some moments from your busy schedule and visit SMSM, which is a state-owned handicrafts emporium that displays ethnic curios and other interesting articles.
Since the British rule, tourism in Kovalam reached its zenith with its hippie epoch during the early seventies and since there has been a huge influx of tourists from Europe and Israel. Make sure that your Kovalam tourist packages include touring the Samudra Beach, Light House beach, Hawa beach and Kovalam beach. Ayurvedic treatments are integral to the beach culture, while meditation and yoga are part of the cultural activities here. Shoppers should carry extra bags to take home the essence of Kovalam that include rich spices, handicrafts and widen statues.
Make it the most of your stay and plan an elaborate vacation tour this season.