KOVALAM - KERALA
Kovalam is a perfect destination for nature lovers and adventure lovers, it is also known as the Pradise of South It was discorved by Maharaja Travencore. Kovalam is world famous for its exotic beaches, water sports, relaxing resorts and the lovely people. Tourist just love to land there. It is located just 16 kms from Trivendrum, the capital of Kerala. The word Kovalam means a groove of coconut trees. The main Highlights are three beautiful beaches, various options of water sports, delicious sea food, boat criuses, the city tour and above all the rejuvenating auyervedic massage.
HOW TO REACH
By Air - Thiruvantapuram is nearest airport i.e. 20kms from Kovalam. It is well caonnnected the other major cities like Delhi, Mumabi, Chennai, Banglore Hyderabad etc. with frequent flights.
By Rail - Trivandrum Central Staions is nearest rail ie.e 17 kms from Kovalam. It is well connected to all other cities with express and regular trains.
By Road - Kovalam is well to connected by road with several tourist destinations within Kerala and India.
WHEN TO GO
Best time to ravel Kovalam is between October to February.
WHAT TO SEE
Agasthyakoodam - Agasthyakoodam, a prominent peak in the Sahyadri ranges is about 1900 meters above sea level rising up in the form of a sharp pointed cone. This peak can be approached on foot from Bonacadu (61 kms. from Thiruvananthapuram) and from Neyyar dam (32 kms).
Aruvippuram - This place is about 24 kms. from Thiruvananthapuram near Neyyattinkara. There is a small Siva Temple built by Sree Narayana Guru, attracting a large number of worshippers during the Sivarathrifestival. There is also a small waterfall here.
Padmanabhapuram Palace - About 54 kms. from Thiruvananthapuram on the way to Nagarcoil, which is now in Tamil Nadu, was once the royal residence of the Travancore kings of Kerala. An old fort is situated here.
Sarkara, Chirayinkeezhu - This famed Sarkara Bhagavathi temple at Chirayinkeezhu, is in Thiruvananthapuram district. The most important Bharani utsavam is a 10- day event commencing (during March-April) with Koodiyattam.