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Kovalam Beach Kerala
General Information:
Country:India
State:Kerala
District:Thiruvananthapuram
Nearest AirPort: :Thiruvananthapuram
Nearest Railway Station:Thiruvananthapuram
Category: :Beach
Type: :Honey Moon/Vacation/ Adventure/ Family Vacation/Site Seeing
Height above sea level: :N/A
Best Time to visit: :The best time to visit Kovalam Beach is between November and March.
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How To reach Munnar:
The nearest railway station is Thiruvananthapuram.
The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International airport.
Kovalam is easily accessible by air, and rail.
Reaching Kovalam by Air The Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is just 14 km away from Kovalam. Indian Airlines and Jet airways link Kovalam with New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Banglore.
Reaching Kovalam by Rail Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Kovalam. From here trains are available to all major parts of India.
Weather:
Summer (March to May) Temperature: Minimum of 21°C to a Maximum of 33°C
Winter (December to January): Moderate temperature varying from 18°C to 33°C
Monsoons (June to August) are accompanied by thunderstorms and abundant rain falls.
Kovalam offers an excellent diversity with Kovalam beach to suit all desires and occasions. Three curve shaped beaches, alienated by stony outcroppings, from the major attraction of this coastal resort.Backed by precipitously mounting headlands and covered by fertile coconut palms, the beaches, especially the southern most part of lighthouse beach.
Major Attractions:
The Lighthouse: The lighthouse is located on a hillock named Kurumkal which is very close to the sea. The lighthouse is thirty five meter tall structure that is painted with red and white color that is easily visible from a long distance.
Vellayani Lake:
The place is located seven kilometers from Kovalam. There are boat services available from Kovalam. It is one of the few freshwater lakes in Kerala that looks enchanting in the moonlight. The Vellayani Lake is the venue of world famous annual boat race organized during Onam festival.
Edakallu:
It is the popular sunset viewing point that lies between the Lighthouse Beach and Eve's Beach. It offers enchanting view of the red and orange sun setting in the horizon with amazing new patterns in the sky. It is one of the best places to view the sunset in Kovalam.
Kovalam Art Gallery:
The art gallery in Kovalam displays artifacts, paintings and art works. The paintings in this art gallery consist of ancient Indian paintings related to the Sanskrit culture.
Karamana River and Boating:
The place offers breathtaking views of the backwater and greenery. The Thiruvallam boat club, located on the bank of the river offers cruises, canoe rides, kayaking and houseboat cruises.
Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple:
Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple contains the rock cut sculptures of 18-th century. The temple is dedicated to Vinandhara Dakshinamurthi. The unfinished sculptures of Lord Shiva and Parvathy are also major attractions in this place.
Aruvikkara Dam:
Located 10 kilometers from Kovalam, it is a beautiful picnic spot on the shores of Karamana River. The Durga temple and fish tank are the main attractions. Aruvikkara dam provides water to the capital city.
Kanyakumari / Cape Comorin:
Situated 90 Kms east of Kovalam. Kanyakumari is located at the southern most tip of India where the three water bodies, Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean meet. Kanyakumari is famous for its spectacular sunrise and sunset. It is a famous tourist destination consists of Kanyakumari Temple, Gandhi Smarak Mandir and Vivekananda Rock. Kanyakumari is located in Tamil Nadu.
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