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Kovalam City Guide

Climate In Summer : 33 C (Max) - 21 C (Min)
In winter : 33 C (Max) - 18 C (Min)
Rainy Season : June to August
Best time to visit : August to February

Kovalam City is India's one of the best beaches for the travelers in southern India. This beach has lovely coconut palms fringe the golden sands. Foreigners throng Ayurvedic parlors, yoga and meditation centers, that have sprung up all over the place. The boundless Blue of the Arabian Sea and the unwinding miles of fine - sanded beaches washed by the surf which roars and hisses at the feet of the swishing palms. It is just 14 kms from Trivandrum and it is well connected by air, road and rail.

Kovalam Tourist Places

Kovalam Beach - Kovalam Beach is one of the best beaches in India. It's a must see destination of India. On account of it's natural location it consists of three successive small crescent beaches; the southern most known as Lighthouse Beach, is where most of the visitors spend their time.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple - This temple is one of the 108 Divya Sthalas of Lord Vishnu, which is located at 54 kms from Thiruvananthapuram across the border in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari district. A place of elaborate woodwork, it was the ancient seat of the Travancore rulers Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma till the capital was shifted to Thiruvananthapuram in 1780. It contains relics of historical and artistic value.

Kaudiar Palace - Kaudiar Palace is the home of the late Maharaja Sree Chitra Thirunal Bala Rama Varma and his family. The view of the grand old building from the gate is excellent, but unforunately it is off limits to the public.

Anchuthengu Fort : Anchuthengu Fort is located 36 kms from Thiruvananthapuram, the historic remains of the fort built by the British East India Company in the 17th century and an adjoining cemetery are the noteworthy relics of this first major British trading station on the Malabar Coast.

How to reach Kovalam

By Air : Nearest airport is Trivandrum International airport, which is about 15 km away from Kovalam City. Trivandrum International airport is well connected to all major airports in India and abroad.

By Train : The nearest railhead to Kovalam City is Trivandrum Central railway station. It is about 15 km away from Kovalam. Trivandrum is well linked with all cities in India through rail.

By Road : Kovalam City is well connected by the cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Madurai and Nagarcoil.

Climate : Kovalam has a tropical dry climate. Summers (March to May) are hot and the temperature varies from a minimum of 21°C to a maximum of 33°C. Winters (December to January) are pleasant and have moderate temperature varying from 18°C to 33°C. imposing. Best time to visit Kovalam City is from August to February.

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