A day at Kovalam Beach : Kerala

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A day at Kovalam Beaches : Kerala

If you are at kerala, never forget to explore the mesmerizing and sunkissed Kovalam beaches, quite close to Trivandrum and easily accessible. Witnessing the best sunset over the beaches #sunset #beach #beachlove #kerala #trivandrum #kovalam #familytravel #travelbloggers

Trip to Kerala can never be complete without exploring the mesmerizing Kovalam beach. Nature has been really cruel with Kerala this time, and #FOTW has kept Kerala in prayers always. I’m not sure if the sandy beach area persists as of now, after the floods, but my love for Kerala made me write this post.

We tripped for 10 days in Kerala last year in November, witnessing a beautiful weather in close vicinity with the natures abundance. Our last leg in Kerala visit was Trivandrum and Kovalam. The best way we wanted to explore was via biking and honestly it was a great fun as we explored the way we wanted. At Kovalam, we took some not so direct routes, stopped at sights we exclaimed, witnessed some wonderful sunsets.

If you are at kerala, never forget to explore the mesmerizing and sunkissed Kovalam beaches, quite close to Trivandrum and easily accessible. Witnessing the best sunset over the beaches #sunset #beach #beachlove #kerala #trivandrum #kovalam #familytravel #travelbloggers

Our Other tales from Kerala :

Munnar

Alleppey

Chellarkovil

Periyar National park

Rajamalai National Park

Poovar Islands

Kovalam Beach : 

Kovalam is around 16kms from Trivandrum city and easily accessible via cabs, autos, self drive cars. It is one of the most famous beach in Kerala and it comprises of three adjacent beaches :

1. Lighthouse Beach :

If you are at kerala, never forget to explore the mesmerizing and sunkissed Kovalam beaches, quite close to Trivandrum and easily accessible. Witnessing the best sunset over the beaches #sunset #beach #beachlove #kerala #trivandrum #kovalam #familytravel #travelbloggers

This is the most popular and famous beach, quite clean, buzzing with tourists and has lots of shops and shacks. Honestly, we just knew that there was one Kovalam beach instead of conglomeration of 3 beaches all near to each other. We tapped Lighthouse Beach following the Arabian sea on our sides while riding and landed at this really mesmerizing spot. Rather the route itself stunned us, as the gushing waves did peek-a-boo from the huge Coconut trees. There were many clusters of silence and all we could hear were the sounds of waves hitting the rocks.

Reaching Lighthouse beach at the time of sunset was the best thing we came across, as the sun rays makes the sand glitter. This beach is stunning and has derived its name from the 35-metre lighthouse (having a height of 118 feet) on top of the Kurumkal hillock. The red and white bands amidst the green and bluish backdrop makes it quite charming. Reaching there timely, before 5pm, gives you an option to climb to the top of lighthouse (~140 steps) and witness the surrounding Arabian sea and city views. It opens from 10am – 5pm, all days except on Monday. #FOTW would highly recommend it.

If you are at kerala, never forget to explore the mesmerizing and sunkissed Kovalam beaches, quite close to Trivandrum and easily accessible. Witnessing the best sunset over the beaches #sunset #beach #beachlove #kerala #trivandrum #kovalam #familytravel #travelbloggers

Further, there are ample leisure options. A soon as you enter the lanes leading to Lighthouse beach, it will be buzzing with some wonderful hotels, cuisine shops, Souvenir and traditional shops, Ayurvedic massage parlours. All of these create the right ambience. Though, you’ll not find it secluded and you can see tourists enjoying, yet it is a clean beach with shining sand.

Sunbathe, swim, surf, go for Ayurvedic massages at Lighthouse beach. At times there are certain cultural programs also conducted after the sunset, though we are not sure when they are conducted.

If you are holidaying, do spend a day and night here, at any of the hotels suiting your budget. With ample food choices, mesmerising views, it poses a perfect beach for tourists.

2. Samudra Beach

If you are at kerala, never forget to explore the mesmerizing and sunkissed Kovalam beaches, quite close to Trivandrum and easily accessible. Witnessing the best sunset over the beaches #sunset #beach #beachlove #kerala #trivandrum #kovalam #familytravel #travelbloggers

Quite close to Lighthouse beach, we witnessed the sunset here at Samudra beach. After spending 30-40 minutes at Lighthouse beach, we kept on moving in the search of a perfect place, with less crowd and it was then, when we tapped on Samudra beach. It is indeed rightly called a “Scenic jewel” of Kovalam. It is separated from other beach by giant promontory (headland). Here you’ll find more of fisherman and fisherman boats plying the region compared to tourists. Swaying coconut trees adds to the beauty of this stretch. This beach remains little unexplored and in its naive state due to the presence of the huge ridge in between.

As the waves squash against the hard rocks, the coconut trees sway with the wind and the sun sets, with the hues of Orange – yellow – Pink, you fall in love with nature once again.

#FOTW tried to capture every single moment of the sunset as the boats were coming back to the shores. It was indeed one of the most beautiful sunset on the beach, we had witnessed.

If you are at kerala, never forget to explore the mesmerizing and sunkissed Kovalam beaches, quite close to Trivandrum and easily accessible. Witnessing the best sunset over the beaches #sunset #beach #beachlove #kerala #trivandrum #kovalam #familytravel #travelbloggers

3. Hawah Beach / Eve’s Beach :

This beach is a paradise with blue sea waters. If you’re there on a moonlit night, watch out the beautiful sight it beholds in it. With a clean coastline, a perfect spot for sunbathing, lots of lip smacking food over the shacks, it is a perfect beach for great fun. Boat rides, surfing options are also available here. Stay in the nearby hotels for a calm and relaxing trip.

These sunkissed beaches are truly eternal and they make you exclaim with the clean sand and mighty Arabian sea. Sounds perfect for the family time, and we vouch that!

If you are at kerala, never forget to explore the mesmerizing and sunkissed Kovalam beaches, quite close to Trivandrum and easily accessible. Witnessing the best sunset over the beaches #sunset #beach #beachlove #kerala #trivandrum #kovalam #familytravel #travelbloggers

Reaching Kovalam :

The best mode is to reach either by Train (Thiruvananthapuram Central, 16kms from Kovalam) or by Air (Trivandrum International Airport,10 kms from Kovalam). Road trips have their own unique charm and we opted for a road trip in entire Kerala!

#FOTW tips :

  1. Carry sunscreen as these are really sunkissed beaches
  2. Go for surfing and kids can easily go for boating
  3. Try local cuisine
  4. Some item shops are costly, buy what you need
  5. Witness sunset, it will be a memory for life.
  6. Experience massage on the beach

Have you been to Kovalam? Or what have been your best beach memories? Share in the comment section.

Keep wandering, Its makes us beautiful!

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58 thoughts on “A day at Kovalam Beach : Kerala”

  1. We went to this part of Kerala last year. We stayed in a village called Puthentope to experience the non-touristy side of the destination. We spent a day at Kovalam…thoroughly loved it!

  2. I used to visit Kovalam many times before my marriage. Since my mom’s native is Trivandrum. And I adore the beauty and cool breeze of that beach. It’s really a beautiful and lovely place to visit with your family.

  3. I heard so much about Kerala beauty and Kovalam beach. But haven’t got a chance to visit this beautiful site. Hopefully someday.!!
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  4. Kerala is in my list of places I want to visit. But after my son joins the family, we have not gone for any long holiday. Will see if I can mark this in my list during this year end holidays. Pics are awesome and I love the way you represented the whole experience.

  5. Never knew that famous Kovalam beach is actually a sum total of 3 beaches. As I can see from your narration, each has its own personality.
    It really saddens me to think that it might also have got affected by the torrential rains and flooding in the region. However, I am sure life will come back to normalcy. The beach will soon return to its old glory!

  6. Kovalam is a nice beach. In fact one of the first places in Kerala to become a tourist spot. Recently all the buzz is around Varkala beach. Have you visited Varkala as well on this trip?

  7. I remember visiting Chennai when in school and out of the route we made a quick plan to visit Kovalam beach. At that time, I was sceptical as to why we were wasting a day for this but when we reached it was worth spending a day at this lovely beach.

  8. Beautiful post on a beautiful place. Whole of kerala is a beautiful hospitable place.
    You’ve really described the whole trip well. What to find, what to look for, what to see and how to get there. With some useful tips too.

  9. Kerela is really close to my heart & i have lived there for a couple of years. Visit to kovalam beach was a regular & your post just refreshed all my memories of this place.

  10. Kerala has been on my holiday list for so long, but somehow it never materializes. I enjoyed reading your post, gives good feedback about a beach I have heard my family raving about!

  11. Beautiful pictures, Chandresh. Kerala has some breathtaking views and I’ve been planning to visit there since ages. Hope to make a trip there soon.

  12. I have been to Kovalam twice in two different times and have had such different experiences. Now it is so commercialized and crowded. The first time when I went I was in school and it had felt so serene and beautiful!

  13. What a lovely post and pictures. i have never been to kerala and now you have made me desirous to visit this place for myself and experience the beach life here 🙂

  14. I have been to this beach and what sweet memories I have from this place. Thanks for taking me down my memory lane. Kerala is one of the most serene places to visit in India. Love the quiet quaint relaxed vibe I get.

  15. I visited the Kovalam beach long time back when I was a young boy and it is indeed a pity that I have lived in Kerala for 15 years but have not visited it again. The Samudra beach and its sunset look extremely exciting comparable to the one in Kanyakumari which is better known for Sunrise. The images on your post are stunning.

  16. I love Kerala and have been there twice but for short trips.. with your shared destinations my next trip is sorted

  17. I had not been to Kerala yet and did not get a chance to visit and explore this beautiful state but I hadbeen to Goa for long and had a great time while exploring beautiful beaches of Goa. loved your post and would love to visit this place someday in my life with my family.

  18. I have spent months in Chennai during my flying days. This post made me nostalgic and took me back to the days I was working with Indigo. I wish things could get better again so I could relive that time again in Chennai.

  19. Kovalam is a great beach. I used to visit the beach often long time back but not now because of the smell of the fishes. It’s nasty for vegans. Moreover, covid has forced us to sit at home.

  20. This post was sheer nostalgia for me. I visited Kerala way back in 2008 and your post once again transported me to the God’s own country. I could not agree more about your views about Kovalam, its indeed beautiful

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