Turquoise blue water, clear blue sky, gold sand, rolling of the waves and feel the joy of Arabian Sea by the shores of Kovalam. Are you a honeymooner and looking for romantic escape with your bae? Or you are a solo traveller and looking for an escape into the exotic site? Or you wants to spent sweet quality time with your big happy family or you want a quick weekend getaway with your cool gang. Who you are or wherever you’re from the exotic beauty of Kovalam will definitely mesmerise you.
Forget the mainstream goa and lose yourself to the beaches of Kolavam because it is a next big thing which never fails to charm its wanderers. Kovalam is mini goa of south which became an attraction among the tourists, not only from all over the nation but from different countries. It’s one of those places which hold a special places on the check-lists of the travellers.
Kovalam is not simply about the beaches, it’s just more than that. Here are the certain places you must visit in Kovalam to make blissful memories.
Spending your vacation by the beaches, watching rolling dance of waves, soaking the body to cold breeze and sun light is a feeling of an ecstasy. The beaches of Kovalam would give you this exact feeling. The Hawah beach, Samundra beach and Light house beaches are the main ones.
Light house beach is the most visited and liked ones by the tourist. As the name suggests the light house beach have an old Vizhinjam Lighthouse which gives the perfect click for snapshots. These beaches are picture perfect location straight out of your favourite exotic movie.
2. Adventurous water sports:
Apart from providing the leisure these beaches also gives its adventurous tourist a treat of water sports where you can do surfing, speed boating. If you are not a surfer than you can take surfing lessons and become an amateur beginner just in 90 mins. It’s always a good feeling to match up with the speed of waves, but always remember to take care of yourselves and your loved ones. But if you are not an adventurous one than you can simply play volley ball with your gang.
3. Coral reef
The Department of Harbor Engineering launched the artificial coral reef project with the government of Kerala. With this project they have created 1st off-shore coral reef which aim to protect the ecology of light house beach. This has become one of the main attraction among the tourists.
4. Taste of sea
If you love sea food than Kovalam is delight for you. There are a lot of restaurants which serves you the best freshly caught sea food which would definitely make your tummies happy. The red snapper, lobsters, oysters, craps, variety of fishes gives you the fresh taste of sea with each bite. 3rd rock, bait, oysters, Sanjeevini restaurant, Malabar café are some favourites among the foodies.
Whereas German bakery is the most desirable place among travelers. Be it pastries, baked bread, coffee or savoury cuisines German bakery fulfil all your tongues need. Enjoying the good food with the view of beach is unmatchable experience.
5. Ayurvedic massage
Life could be really hectic and to escape from the stress vacation is important. But when you are in gods own country- Kerala, than don’t worry about stress, apart from natures therapy you can pamper yourself with the famous Kerala Ayurvedic massage. Soothe your body and soul with these therapies – Abhyangam, Sirodhara, Pizhichil, Njavarakizhi. These divine therapy will make your body and soul glow.
Whatever you do you should do it in style and to stylize your vacation you must buy some beach wear from the markets of Kovalam. If not these than buy yourself pearl or shells jewellery as a souvenir.
7. Poovar backwater
Paying your visit to backwater is the must if you are in Kerala. Poovar backwater is nearest to Kovalam- just 17 km. Nature all around and boating between the mangroves is an experience which cannot be explained in words. One of the beautiful sight while this tour is seeing the river Neyyar and Arabian Sea meeting and all this can be seen from a small beach which is between them.
Majestic building with glorious history- Padmanabhaswamy temple a magnificent temple which simply known for its divine spirituality. The temple is dedicated to lord Vishnu whose enormous sculpture is worth watching. Temple is in Thiruvananthapuram which is 17km from Kovalam. But there is a dress code which everyone has to follow. Do remember to wear lungi in the temple premises.
Leisure is what we all seek and leisure is what Vedanta wake up! Gives to its customers. The soul responsibility to make this vacation memorable for the lifetime is what Vedanta believes in. They offer yoga classes, Kerala Ayurvedic massage to soothe your soul. You can even take surfing classes or get motorbike and surfboard on rent. And plan the full day trip to Varkala Beach, Kanyakumari, and Trivandrum -all these on reasonable prices. Make your sightseeing worth cherish forever.