places to visit near kovalam


Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It has been a favourite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing.



The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse. Sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmes and catamaran cruising are some of them. The tropical sun acts so fast that one can see the faint blush of coppery tan on the skin in a matter of minutes. Life on the beach begins late in the day and carries on well into the night. The beach complex includes a string of budget cottages, Ayurvedic health resorts, convention facilities, shopping zones, swimming pools, Yoga and Ayurvedic massage centres.

Pozhikkara Beach

This is another picturesque beach near Kovalam. The serene and calm atmosphere draws many people to this place every year. It is famous for the various beautiful sea birds that visit this place. Thus this beach in Pachalloor is also considered to be a birdwatchers’ paradise. Read More


In this place near Kovalam you can enjoy the Kerala backwaters. There are facilities for cruising in the water while you enjoy the surrounding greenery. The Parashuram temple in this region also attracts many pilgrims every year. Read More

Padmanabhapuram Palace

The Padmanabhapuram Palace is a nice place to go for an excursion from Kovalam. On a visit to this palace one can experience the beauty of the traditional wooden architecture of Kerala. It dates back to the sixteenth century. Read More

Anchuthengu Fort

Anchuthengu Fort is a prominent landmark of Kovalam tourist attractions. Constructed in the 17th century, Anchuthengu Fort is a brilliant symbolization of the architectural elegance of the British rulers. It is believed that this fort situated in Kovalam is one of the oldest trading platforms established during the colonial rule in India. Read More

Kovalam Museums

Kovalam Museums are known to possess some of the oldest specimen of historically enriched articles related to the field of arts, science and technology. The three main museums of Kovalam include Kuthiramalika Palace museum, Napier museum and Science & Technology museum. Read More

Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave

The place is important for both its historical and religious significance. It is famous for the beautiful sculptures. There is a granite temple inside the cave. On the outer walls mythological stories on the life of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are carved.

Kaudiar Palace

This magnificent old structure was the home to the late Maharaja Sree Chitra Thirunal Bala Rama Varma. This grand palace is admired mainly for its architectural


Getting there


Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 16 km
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 10 km

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