Beaches in India
|| Kovalam Beach, Kerala
Kovalam Beach, Kerala
on the Malabar Coast along the Kerala shoreline is a small village of Kovalam.
This quiet town of Kovalam came on the tourist map, when its beautiful and secluded
beaches were discovered.
Today Kovalam has become one of the most popular beach hangouts in India.
Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees and truly the coconut trees along the
beaches gives it a ravishing look.
Locales Surrounding Kovalam
The palm-fringed bays of Kovalam in secluded coconut groves, promise a relaxed
stay. The unforgettable image of Kovalam is that of the coconut-palms-lined
high rock promontory that cuddles the calm and wide expanse of the blue waters.
This marvellous beach is a tourist's dream come true.
The Three Beaches Of Kovalam
The beaches of Kovalam can be divided in three parts. The southern most beach
and the most popular from the three, is the Lighthouse Beach. Further south
on the beach one can have a spectacular view of the Vizhinzam mosque, but
photography is prohibited here.
The middle beach is called Hawah. Each morning this beach acts as a base
for the local fisherman. The northern most beach, Samudra, is least affected
of all by the changing times. It is dotted with few rudimentary wooden fishing
Water Sports At Kovalam
Kovalam is a natural bay ideal for kayaking, swimming, surfing and skiing.
One can swim in the shallow blue water and have a sunbath in the exotic tropical
sun can adorn you with a good suntan. The coast at many places is lined with
beautiful patches of coral reefs or you can crest the waves on logs of lashed
woods on catamarans.
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