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Kovalam Beach

Location of Kovalam Beach :
Kovalam Beach lies in the Indian state of Kerala. It is a 16 km distance from the south of Thiruvananthapuram. It is the most famous beach in South India. The beaches of Kovalam can be mainly divided into the three parts – The southern most beach called the Lighthouse beach is the most famous among the tourists. It offers the spectacular sight of the Vizhinjam Mosque. The other two are the Eve's beach or the Hawa beach and the Asoka beach. The best time to visit the Beach lies from the December to March.

Kovalam Beach History of Kovalam Beach :
It were Europeans who discovered the Kovalam beach as the tourists destination. The Kovalam beach was the favourite hangout destination of Maharajah of Travancore, who was deeply impressed by its beauty. He used to spend leisure time at the beach. When his friends came to know about this magnificent beach, they also start visiting the place and by the third decade of the twentieth century, it became the popular tourists spot among the Europeans. It was once the casual fishing village of Kerala, which slowly converted into tourists destination. Later in early seventies, there was boost in the popularity of the Kovalam beach with the arrival of Hippies. They used to come there in the groups and spend the quality time there.

Adventure activities at the Kovalam Beach :
Holidaying at the Kovalam beach is the lifetime experience. If you an avid water sports lover you the plenty of options to enjoy your trip. Swimming at the Kovalam beach is the rejuvenating and a relaxing experience. Although the swimming is quite safe at the beach but, before going into the water it is advisable for the tourists to consults the lifeguards. Water skiing is just like the snow skiing where you the vast space to enjoy and Kovalam beach is the good option to try to water skiing. Skiing smoothly on the waves of the water is a lovely option for the thrilling speed lover. Kayaking and Conoeing can also be enjoyed here, which are slowly becoming the popular sports among the water sports enthusiasts. Canoes can accommodate only two people, kayaks have room more than two people. If the tourists are interested in fishing, they can hire the boats from the local fisherman. It is advisable to carry the fisherman along with yourself for the purpose of safety. You can also enjoy angling, para-sailing and surfing at the beach.

Ayurvedic Massage at the Kovalam Beach :
The most important thing the tourists can enjoy at the Kovalam beach is the Ayurvedic massage and treatment offered at many resorts here. The ayurvedic massage not only relax you but also rejuvenates your mind, body and soul. There are also Yoga centers available at the Kovalam beach. Other than Yoga and Ayurveda you can also enjoy the famous Kathakali dance at the beach.

Food :
Kovalam beach is full of open air restaurants serving all sort of meals. You can try out the exotic seafood at one of these restaurants. Do not forget to enjoy the coconut pani at the beach.

Shopping :
Tourists on their visit to the Kovalam beach can also explore the array of shops in the lighthouse area. You can shop for the handicraft items made of wood, seashell etc. Apart from the handicrafts items you can also shop for the clothes, books, jewellery, goggles, gem stones and many other items.

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