Kovalam, the star attraction of Trivandrum is about 16kms south of the city, is an enchanting sea resort.Kovalam” means a grove of coconut trees and true to its name the village offers an endless sight of coconut trees. It is one among the best in the world. Here silvery white sands, mellow sun shine, dark green palms swaying so gracefully all along the coast, perfect swimming,marvellous views of seascape and a lot of fun thrill the visitor. Apart from the resorts the beach offers a rejuvenating Ayurvedic massage and yoga facillities.Kovalam which is now a top beach destination was once a fishing village and a favourite hippy haunt. The beach is also noted for its crescent shape which has three parts. The southern most beach, and the most popular, is light house beach. It offers an amazing sight of Vizhinjam mosque. The northern Samudra is a laidback one and time seems stands still here. The middle, hawah, in the early day, is a beehive of activities with fishermen setting out for sea. With a high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights. The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse – sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmes, Catamaram cruising etc.
LOCATION : Kovalam beach is located at a distance of about 13 km from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.It coordinates at 8°18N 77°12E / 8.3°N 77.2°E.