Kovalam Beach- the pristine beach in Kerala

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 Kovalam beach is one of the most famous beaches in India. It constitutes three curved beaches. Viz:

 1. Hawa beach

2. Light house beach and

3. Samudra beach


 1. Travancore Queen Sethu Lakshmi Bai built Haylcon Castle here in 1936

2. Realizing tourist potential Prince GV Raja invited Thomas Cook & Sons to develop this region

3. Englishmen in South India started visiting during 1940s

4. Hippie culture by 1970s revived the beach

5. In 1990s Kerala government started promoting it internationally

 Activities for tourists

 1. Relax at beach or tan your body

2. Try water sports

3. Engage in a meditation or ayurveda massage

4. Purchase handicrafts

5. Visit nearby cave temple

 Nearby beaches (within 100 kms )

 1. Shanghumugham beach

2. Varkala beach

3. Veli beach

4. Kanyakumari beach

5. Kollam beach

 Best months to visit are September to March

 How to reach


 Trivandrum International airport 12 kms away is the nearest airport. It has flights to:

1. Dubai

2. Kuwait

3. Kuala Lumpur

4. Delhi

5. Mumbai etc


 Nearest railway station is Thiruvananthapuram central railway station 14 kms away. Trains are available to major destinations in India like:

1. New Delhi

2. Mumbai

3. Kanyakumari

4. Bangalore

5. Kochi etc

 Some hotels in Kovalam with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

 Abad Serviced Villas Kovalam https://www.abadhotels.com/Kovalam-Guest-House

Rock ‘n’ Beach http://www.hotelrocknbeach.com/

Golden Sands Beach resort http://www.goldensands.co.in/

Hotel Samudra (KTDC) https://www.ktdc.com/samudra

Sagara Beach Resort http://www.sagarakovalam.com/

 Photo courtesy: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kovalam_Beach,_only_International_Beach_in_India.JPG#/media/File:Kovalam_Beach,_only_International_Beach_in_India.JPG

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