Tourist Places in Kovalam

Places to Visit in Kovalam

Kovalam - #6 of 58 in Kerala |
Kovalam Average Rating - 5.9/7 1 based on 10564 Ratings

Kovalam is mostly preferred by travellers. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Kovalam is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Family. The best season or months to visit places in Kovalam are February, August, September, October, November, December. There are 19 tourist places in Kovalam, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Kovalam can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Kovalam for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Kovalam Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Kovalam, browse through photos & pictures, explore Kovalam using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Kovalam, which are great places to visit, are Aruvikkara, Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour, Kovalam Jama Masjid, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Samudra Beach. Kovalam can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.

Kovalam Tourist Places



  • Type: Light House
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The Lighthouse, Kovalam
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5.9 / 7 1
91 Ratings & 70 Reviews
The Lighthouse is located at the southern end of Kovalam Beach, at a hillock named Kurumkal. Due to this lighthouse, the southern end of the Kovalam Beach is called as Lighthouse Beach. This lighthouse is 30 metres long and is painted in red and white colour. Tourists visiting... Read More »
"V. FIne"Feb 25, 2017 "A very breezy beach"May 20, 2016
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  • Type: Beach
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Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam
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6.0 / 7 1
66 Ratings & 52 Reviews
Lighthouse Beach, a long stretch of sand, is located along the Malabar Coast. Out of the three beaches of Kovalam, this beach is the largest. At the southern end of this beach, stands a 30 metre high lighthouse. This beach is named after this lighthouse, which is probably the... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
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Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple, Kovalam
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6.2 / 7 1
13 Ratings & 7 Reviews
Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple is a 2000 year old temple, which is based on the banks of River Karamana. This temple is the only temple in the world that is dedicated to Lord Parasurama, who is believed to be the mythological creator of Kerala. During the Karkidaka Vavu day,... Read More »
"Very ancient temple"Aug 20, 2015 "Has a strict dress code"Jul 14, 2015
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  • Type: Beach
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Samudra Beach, Kovalam
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6.1 / 7 1
23 Ratings & 14 Reviews
Samudra Beach, which is just 4 km north of Kovalam, is a popular attraction. The beach owes its name to Hotel Samudra, which is operated by Kerala Tourism Development Corporation. Forming the northern part of Kovalam Beach, this beach is popular among both Indian as well as... Read More »
"Serene and clean beach¯"Jan 26, 2016 "Avearge beach"Sep 8, 2015
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  • Type: Beach
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Hawa Beach, Kovalam
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5.7 / 7 1
39 Ratings & 25 Reviews
Hawa Beach, popularly known as Eve's Beach, is the most popular of the three beaches of Kovalam. This beach lies opposite to Lighthouse Beach and is full of palm groves. Swimming is not preferred at this beach as the currents are quite strong. Tourists can be seen sunbathing... Read More »
  • Type: River
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Karamana River, Kovalam
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5.5 / 7 1
6 Ratings & 3 Reviews
Karamana River, which is located around 14.2 km away from Kovalam, is a popular attraction. This river originates at the southern tip of the Western Ghats at Agastyar Koodam and flows through Thiruvananthapuram. Furthermore, this river flows 68 km westward and falls into the... Read More »
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  • Type: Mosque
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Kovalam Jama Masjid, Kovalam
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6.1 / 7 1
4 Ratings & 2 Reviews
  • Type: Aquarium
  • Entry: Paid
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Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Kovalam
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5.3 / 7 1
6 Ratings & 3 Reviews
Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, which was established in 1997, is situated at Vizhinjam, which is an important fishing port in Kerala. This aquarium showcases the rarest species of invertebrates and ornamental fish in the world. Managed by the Central Marine Fisheries Research... Read More »
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  • Type: Beach
Shangumukam beach, Kovalam
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5.8 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
  • Type: Village
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Aruvikkara, Kovalam
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5.8 / 7 1
2 Ratings & 1 Review
Aruvikkara, located around 25.3 km away from Kovalam, is one of the popular attractions in the region. This village is located on the banks of Karamana River in Thiruvananthapuram District. The main attraction of this place is the ancient Bhagavathi Temple, which is dedicated... Read More »
"Famous for the dam"Nov 18, 2015
  • Type: Cave
Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave, Kovalam
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Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave is a historic spot, which is located just 1 km away from Kovalam in the seaside village Vizhinjam. These caves contain rock cut sculptures that belong to the 8th century. A temple dedicated to Vinandhara Dakshinamurthi is housed within the cave.... Read More »
Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour, Kovalam
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4.6 / 7 1
4 Ratings & 3 Reviews
Vizhinjam Beach was originally a commercial centre for the Europeans, Portuguese and the Dutch, who used to trade with the native kings. This beach is situated 4.7 km away from Kovalam, in the coastal town of Vizhinjam.  Vizhinjam Beach serves as a major sea port area.... Read More »
"Colourful place"Jun 3, 2016 "Busiest fishing harbour"Aug 20, 2015
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  • Type: Lake
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Akkulam Lake, Kovalam
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4.5 / 7 1
6 Ratings & 3 Reviews
Akkulam Lake is a popular picnic spot, which is located around 16.6 km away from Kovalam. The lake is basically an extension of Veli Lake, where it merges into the sea. The main attraction of this lake is the boat club, where boating can be done. Besides the lake, this place... Read More »
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  • Type: Palace
Halcyon Castle, Kovalam
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4.5 / 7 1
3 Ratings & 2 Reviews
The beautiful Halcyon Castle, also known as Kovalam Palace was built in 1932 by the regent, M.R. Sri Rama Varma Valiya Koil Thampuran, consort of Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi as a perfect summer retreat for the whole family. During the 1960s it was sold to the Read More »
"Nothing much to see"May 12, 2014 "Great time with family"Mar 8, 2014
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Vellayani Lake, Kovalam
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6.2 / 7 1
5 Ratings & 1 Review
Vellayani Lake is a fresh water lake, which is located in the Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala. Covering an area of 7.5 sq km, this lake is the largest freshwater lake in Thiruvananthapuram District. Many people visit this lake during moonlit nights. Vellayani Lake... Read More »
"Scenic beauty"Oct 26, 2013
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  • Type: Village
Vizhinjam Village, Kovalam
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In Vizhinjam Village, there is a marine aquarium with a variety of fishes such as clownfish, squirrelfish, moon wrasse, sharks, lionfish, butterfly fish, giant turtles, triggerfish, surgeonfish, piranhas, etc. The unique feature of the Aquarium is the image pearl production,... Read More »
  • Type: Church
Analothbhava Matha Church, Kovalam
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In Chowara, a small fishing village, with a variety of sightseeing destinations such as 6 km from Kovalam beach is the beautiful and ancient Analothbhava Matha Church. Another splendid hill top temple that can be visited is Ayyappa temple. The hill top Pulikudi Azhimala Shiva... Read More »
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Government Agricultural College, Kovalam
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7.0 / 7 1
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Close to the lake is the beautiful Government Agricultural College which is housed in a heritage building constructed by the erstwhile Travancore royal family. Just 300 mt. from the Vellayani Lake is the Devi Temple which is famed for the Vellayani Mahotsav which is celebrated... Read More »
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Valiathura Pier, Kovalam
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About 10 km from Kovalam, is the scenic Valiathura Pier which is usually frequented by local fishermen. During the monsoons, when the sea is rough, fishermen cannot take the boat and fish. So they throw the catamarans in sea from the pier and swim after them to fish. This... Read More »

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The Lighthouse, Kovalam

Light house view point
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Hawa Beach, Kovalam

Hawa Beach and lovely sunset
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Samudra Beach, Kovalam

Awesome beach to take sun bath
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