The Lighthouse Overview

Ranked 1 of 19 sightseeing in Kovalam

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 this lighthouse can climb the 142 spiral stairs to reach the observation platform, from where views of Beemapalli Mosque and Poovar are available.

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The Lighthouse

Sheetal Kumar jain
19th Feb 17

A quiet place

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The Lighthouse

Rupa kumari
7th Jan 17

What travellers are saying about The Lighthouse

Experience scale
  • Excellent 16
  • Good 14
  • Very Good 5
  • Average 2
  • Terrible 1
  • Below Average 1
  • Poor 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

Timing, fees and more


Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
3:00 PM -5:00 PM
3:00 PM -5:00 PM
3:00 PM -5:00 PM
Public Holidays:
3:00 PM -5:00 PM

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69% voted as clean

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Ramesh Kumar

Ramesh Kumar4.6/5

11 reviews

Excellent views of the beaches and coconut trees

There is a nominal fee (ticket) to go atop the light house. There's a lift to go almost to the top and then a ladder to reach the viewing platform at the top. The panoramic view from atop blows one away showing the beaches (Lighthouse & Hawa beaches) on one side, the endless ocean and vast greenery on the shore (coconut trees). Check the timings before visiting; they close around 6 pm. This place is not advised if one cannot climb a ladder or is carrying heavy bags. Few steps to climb before and after the lift.

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Vipul kumar

Vipul kumar5.0/5

3 reviews

Best view of Kovalam beach from above

This is the best place to visit when you are not in sea. There is a fee of rs 20 per adult. Bare foot you enter and a lift carries you to the top. Take a few steps on iron ladder. Enjoy the sea view and cool breeze from narrow platform surrounding the structure. Camera allowed.

Jay Doshi

Jay Doshi4.6/5

3 reviews

V. FIne

I suggest every one to go this place and visit this light house, its and ultimate view from the top of the light house and also this light house has lenses to give signals it does not work on ordinary bulbs or old way its have new technology

D Roy

D Roy2.9/5

2 reviews

A very breezy beach

It is a very breezy beach with lots of sea foods available at the restaurants on the beach. But we could not find authentic Kerala food any where in Kovalam. One can really enjoy who loves eat, drink & surf. These Hotels are for backpack tourists only.

Suryaprakash Sharma

Suryaprakash Sharma4.3/5

3 reviews

View was amazing

Went to Lighthouse. View looked amazing. It was almost 250 ft up. Once you are up on Lighthouse; you can actually view the side land which looks great experience.

Jaison Netto

Jaison Netto4.3/5

81 reviews

One of the best beach in Kerala

The best beach experience in Kerala. Awesome clear water. You can enjoy swimming in this beach. It's around 15 kms from Trivandrum and one of the very important touristic attractions in Trivandrum. There are lot of activities during season time which usually changes year after year. The shops beneath the beach are pretty expensive.If you are a beach fan boy and like to play with water. Go visit this place you will love it

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Shivam Doshi

Shivam Doshi5.0/5

9 reviews

Super sunset view place

This is probably the best place to watch sunrise in all of Kovalam, there might be a bit of crowd but if they are quiet, you can have an amazing sunset experience. You won't miss it as it is visible from everywhere on the little Paradise that is Kovalam.

Sai Javvadula

Sai Javvadula3.9/5

1 review

Awesome it is

It was not about only Lighthouse but the whole Kovalam Beach was really awesome. What I like the most is its division which has two sectors. Though it was a beach and was visited by many, the cleanliness maintained was highly appreciable. All kinds of food was available there which can meet the needs of all kinds of people. Also good shopping facilities are also available which I loved the most.



2 reviews

Must visit

Dont miss out the panoramic experience of Kovalam. Get out your cameras and go click. Visit twice at sunrise and sunset - the feel is different both the times.Note: Not recommended for people with vertigo. Another must is to visit the beach on the other side of the Lighthouse.



7 reviews

Beautiful place to see up to 30kms range in night

Very beautiful place to see. Timing is 10:00 to 17:00. Footwear not allowed inside. Height is very much. Beautiful view of Kovalam Beach from top. It's installed 4000 watts bulb and shown up to 30kms range in night. Ship stay in night after showing Lighthouse and move in day time for their destination.

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Photos of The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse , Kovalam

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Kiran Bavimani

View from lighthouse top
The Lighthouse , Kovalam

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The Lighthouse , Kovalam

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Surya Dube

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The Lighthouse , Kovalam

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