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Thiruvananthampuram(District) -

Kovalam  

Thiruvananthampuram (city) - Kovalam
 

About Kovalam
Kovalam is the only beach resort of Kerala, and is very popular with the Indian as well as international tourists. Kovalam consists of three successive small crescent beaches; the southern most known as Lighthouse Beach, is where most of the visitors spend their time. The middle beach, overlooked from a rocky headland by the five star Ashok Radisson resort, functions each morning as a base for local fishers. North of Ashok, is the third beach which is very little affected by the changing times.
 

Kovalam Facts and Figures
Altitude : Sea Level.
 

How to Reach Kovalam
Air : Nearest Airport - Trivandrum (20 kms). Indian Air Lines , Air India, Air Lanka, East West Airlines and Gulf Air operate direct service from Trivandrum to Delhi, Bombay, Madras, Goa, Bangalore, Cochin, Calicut, in addition to international services to Sri Lanka, Maldives, Gulf countries and Singapore.
Rail : Nearest rail head is Trivandrum Central. Trivandrum is connected by rail with many important cities. Road Kovalam is connected by road with several tourist destinations within Kerala and India.
Road : Coaches, Tourist taxies and Autorickshaws are available.
 

In and Around Kovalam
Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple
14 Kilometers away from Kovalam  at Trivandrum The imposing seven storied tower makes it the most impressive landmark  in the city. The temple is an excellent example of the dravidian style of architecture. There are innumerable  pillars, intricate carvings, and mural paintings.
 
Veli Lagoon

Delightful waterfront park.An ideal picnic spot where the lake merges with sea. The wadingpool,gardens,exquisite sculptures, a floating bridge and a wide range of aqua sports facilities.

 
Shanghumugham Beach
It is popular city beach adjacent to the airport. An indoor recreation club, children's  traffic training park and a star shaped restaurant these are some of the facilities that are available at the beach.
 
The Govt. Art Museum
Formally known as "Napier Museum" name dafter a former Madras Governer General, John Napier. It is a gem of architectural exuberance, combining traditional Kerala styles and good doses of Chinese and Mughal Influences.
 
Neyyar Dam
29km from Thiruvananthapuram is Neyyar Dam a picnic spot and dam site. There are facilities for boating at the reservoir. There is a lion safari park and crocodile farm.
 
Vizhinjam
Lying just 15kms from the state capital, that is a historic spot, which was left unnoticed for a long time. The capital of Ay-Vel kings of the   8th-9th century, the only thing that was withstood time is a rock temple, as signed to the period of the Cheras because of a strong influence to the Pallava Pandya architecture. The rock temple is just a little off the main junction and is a protected monument under the Archeological Survey of India.
 

Wildlife in Thiruvananthapuram District
Peppara Tiger Reserve  
 

Stay in Kovalam Hotels
Hotel Somatheeram Ayurveda Hotel Le Meridien
Hotel Best Western Palm Shore Beach Resort
Hotel Uady Samudra  
 


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