Have you ever strolled down to a beach at midnight under the silver moon where complete silence persists except that of rhythmically splashing waves, oozing cool breeze towards you sitting on the icy sand just besides a lighthouse which is busy guiding ships so that they pursue the right path to their destination? Don’t we all too, wish to reach our destinations the right way?
Welcome to Kovalam in Kerala which gives you an experience of lifetime. Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach & has been a favourite place of tourists since many years. Kovalam has three beaches – the Lighthouse beach, the Hawah beach & the Samudra beach, each separated from other by rocky straps. The Lighthouse Beach is the largest of all & the most visited by tourists and also the country’s premier surfing destination.
The Vizhinjam Lighthouse located on a rocky promontory here, gave the beach its name. The Vizhinjam lighthouse is 35 metre high which towers over the Kurumkal hillock. It is one of the oldest & most visited lighthouses of Kerala, guiding ships to the nearby Vizhinjam port. Visitors can climb to the top of the red and white lighthouse tower via a staircase and enjoy a spectacular view of the surroundings. Its light beams at night give the beach an unearthly charm.
Life on the beach begins late in the day and goes on well into the night. There are a lot of activities that can be done at the beach. Sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages and catamaran cruising are some of them. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing.
Go water surfing with the surf boards & body boards available at the beach. Wooden boats rides give you a divine experience. These are ancient boats which are rowed with a bamboo paddle and maneuvered by experienced local fishermen. Most romantic are the “sunset cruises”. Motor boats too are available. Try exploring ayurvedic health & massage centers, convention facilities, shopping zones, Yoga, special cultural programmes amongst many other options available.
To have an adventurous flavor, hire a bike. The highway is a pleasure to drive on, with cool breeze and coconut palms lined all the way. Try hills & plains while on drive. There is more to discover in Kovalam which will make for an unforgettable travel.
The Light House Beach Kovalam is easily accessible from Trivandrum Central Bus Station, Trivandrum International Airport and the railhead of Trivandrum Central in Thampanoor. Our award-winning budget hotel in Kovalam – Vedanta Wake up! by Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam is just a short stroll away. Make a visit, we will be waiting for you!