Kerala is guarded on the west by the splendid Arabian Sea which provides the state with many stunning beaches on its 550 km long coastline. If you want to lose yourself in the charm of the seas then Kerala offers you about 33 impressive beaches.
Among these many beaches, Kovalam undoubtedly has the tag of the most popular beach destinations in Kerala. Kovalam which lies in the capital city Thiruvananthapuram is an amalgamation of three crescent shaped beaches that are separated by massive rock promontories. These pristine beaches are bordered by never ending groves of coconut and palm trees.
The beach is located about 13 km away from the city centre and is a big hit among both domestic and foreign tourists. The romantic atmosphere and its natural beauty make Kovalam one of the best beach honeymoon destinations in the country.
If you and your partner would love to share a dip in the sea then the three beaches of Kovalam - Lighthouse Beach, Hawah/Eve's Beach and Samudra Beach - are perfect for you as these beaches are also famous for its shallow waters. The tropical sun would also help your skin to have a coppery glow.
While you are here don't forget to visit the old lighthouse at the nearby Kurumakal hillock. The lighthouse provides an aura of otherworldliness to the beach in the night hours.
Couples could indulge in a leisurely walk on the pristine beach and relax under the shade of the palm trees which fringe the sandy shores. Kovalam is also famous for many adventure sports such as parasailing, windsurfing, water skiing, kayaking, catamaran rides etc..
As the beach destination has been on the radar of travellers for decades, the place has got many star as well as budget hotels, resorts cottages and many homestays. The place is also famous for many Ayurveda health resorts where you could have a couple massage and rejuvenation treatment.
The place is also famous for the exotic seafood cuisines of Kerala.
The best season to visit Kovalam is from September to February. Though monsoon in Kerala hardly causes any major destruction it is better to avoid the beaches in the months of June to August as you won't be able to enjoy the beach and adventure sports in the heavy downpours.