Set amidst the blue of the Arabian Sea and the coast of
Kerala, Kovalam is one of the most popular beach
hangouts in India as well as international tourists.
The long coastline lined with swaying coconut palm trees
and dotted with fishing hamlets is fast developing into
one of the world's best string of beaches.
Kovalam consists of three successive small crescent
beaches; the southern most known as Lighthouse Beach, is
where most of the visitors spend their time. The beach
is bordered with low cost lodging houses, and
restaurants which offer adequate facilities, at
affordable tariffs - ideal for a long stay.
The light house on the promontory at the southern end of
the beach, offers a spectacular view across to the
The middle beach, overlooked from a rocky headland by
the five star Ashok Radisson resort, functions each
morning as a base for local fishers. North of Kovalam
Beach Resort, is the third beach which is very little
affected by the changing times. It is dotted with a few
rudimentary wooden fishing vessels.
Swimming on the beaches is not always safe, as the
undertow can be very strong, therefore it is essential
to follow the warnings of the safety flags. However,
days can be spent here just lolling around on the sands
or retreating under the awnings of the beach cafes. View