God dipped his fingers in copious palette and created the magical colors that bathe Kovalam with their grandiose beauty every day. Dusky hues, fiery tones and soothingly romantic colors paint the skies of Kovalam and its majestic beaches in bejeweled tones before quietly winking off into the night. This resplendent display makes one believe in the true power and blissful magic of nature and her lavishness.

Kovalam is a small coastal town in the southern Indian state of Kerala, south of Thiruvananthapuram.

History & Culture

Kovalam shot into limelight in the early seventies with arrivals of the masses of hippies on their way to Ceylon in the Hippie Trail. This exodus started the transformation of a casual fishing village of Kerala into one of the most important tourist destinations in all India. Kovalam is finding a new implication in the light of several Ayurvedic salons, and healing and renaissance resorts which supply a wide variety of Ayurvedic treatments for tourists. It is also a shopping destination given the rich spices, wooden statues and handicrafts that can make popular takeaways.

Interesting facts

There are more than 3 crescent beaches which make up the whole of Kovalam. Another interesting aspect about Kovalam is that its beaches are spick and span. Littering is strictly prohibited.  Cultural activities take place on the shores in the evenings, displaying the local folk dances and showcasing their rich culture. 


Though it is quite popularly visited by tourists throughout the year, the best time to visit Kovalam would be during the months from September to March. Everything about Kovalam is quite scenic and pleasant; reason being the weather that is quite cool with bright sunlight.

Best Time
  • September - March

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