Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It has been a favourite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing.
The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse. Sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmes and catamaran cruising are some of them. The tropical sun acts so fast that one can see the faint blush of coppery tan on the skin in a matter of minutes. Life on the beach begins late in the day and carries on well into the night. The beach complex includes a string of budget cottages, Ayurvedic health resorts, convention facilities, shopping zones, swimming pools, Yoga and Ayurvedic massage centres.
Accommodation facility for tourists at Kovalam ranges from five star hotels to budget hotels and the choice of food is available at restaurants and cafeteria ranges from Continental varieties to South Indian tastes.
Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, is just 16 km away from Kovalam and getting there is no hassle. But if you are on holiday it is better to stay in Kovalam and visit the city. The City of Thiruvananthapuram has interesting places to see like the Napier Museum, the Sri Chitra Art Gallery, the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Ponmudi hill station etc. SMSM Institute, a State owned handicrafts emporium, is the ideal place to pick up ethnic curios and other articles.
Located in Kollam, Thangassery Light House is easily accessible. Thangassery Light House is located in a very good area and is just about 7.9 km from the centre of Kollam via Bharanikavu - Kollam Road/Kottarakara-Kollam Road. You can travel to this amazing place by hiring a cab or you can travel by local transportation. Travelling by cab is the best option. Though it is very near to the main Kollam beach, you can even walk from there to the lighthouse. The place is well-connected and once you reach the destination you can see many other places too. This is a must visit place for all.
Kollam Beach, also known as Mahatma Gandhi Beach, is a beach at Kollam city in the Indian state of Kerala. Kollam Beach is the first 'Beach Wedding Destination' in Kerala.This beach is a commercial beach with lots of crowds drawing in, especially during the sunset time
The huge rock at Chadayamangalam takes its name from the mythical bird Jatayu in the epic Ramayana, who is believed to have collapsed on the rock after failing in his attempts to thwart Ravana's kidnapping of Sita. This picnic spot is situated on MC Road.
Palaruvi Waterfalls, 40th highest river falls when counted among Indian waterfalls and 3rd highest among the list of Kerala's waterfalls. The waterfalls is inside the forests near Aryankavu of Kollam district, Kerala.Palaruvi waterfalls is classified under Horse Tail shaped single drop falls. Ofcouse the white stream of riverfalls resembles the shape of a white horse's tail, narrow at the starting point and spreads out by the tail end.
The Raviz Kollam or The Raviz Ashtamudi is a five-star hotel on the banks of the Ashtamudi lake in Kollam city, India, and owned by the Raviz Hotels & Resorts company and was designed by Kollam-based architect Eugene pandala
Great view of beach from restaurant. Food is good with plenty of local flavor and prepared with care. Service was good.
Hotel Sea Pearl is a mid-segment business hotel at Kollam, Kerala, located within close proximity of Kollam Railway Station.
Nani Hotel is located in the heart of the city, a 5-minute drive from Ashtamudi Lake and 1.5 km from the Kollam Beach. Overlooking the Clock Tower, this hotel offers a restaurant, a fitness centre and free parking on site.