Kovalam Beach- Kerala
About Kovalam Tourist Places
Places To Visit In Kovalam
This beach is regarded as one of the most sought after beaches of India. There are actually three adjacent crescent beaches separated by rocky promontories that together make up the Kovalam beach. The three beaches -the Lighthouse beach, Eve's or Hawa beach and the Ashoka beach - each has its own charm and individual attractions. You can roam around lazily, uncover the past, eat at the beach stalls and spend a lot of time indulging in water sports.
This is yet another beach in Kovalam, however, you will not find it if you happen to visit the place during monsoons. The reason for this is that the beach gets covered by the water and what is left of it is the long sea wall that you can walk on.
Close to the beach, there is the Kovalam Shri Dharmasastha Temple. This temple attracts a whole lot of visitors during the annual festival held in the month of January. The temple is open on Fridays and on the Aayilyam days of Malyalam calendar.
At a distance of around 2 km from Kovalam town, the village of Vizhinjam has a number of attractions stored within its area. Prominent among these are the Cave Temple with unfinished carvings of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and the Marine Aquarium displaying a wide variety of marine life like squirrel fish, moon wrasse, butterfly fish, lion fish and giant turtles. The aquarium has also a unique display in form of pearl images of Christ, Virgin Mary, Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Both the temple and the aquarium are open from 9 am to 6 pm.
This is yet another fishing village with a number of attractions in store. There is the Chowara Ayyappa Temple that dominates a white sandy beach. The Azhimalathur beach.is the only place in Kerala where the sea water is believed to be withdrawing rather than occupying the beach area. The Pulinkudi Azhimala Shiva Temple is located close to the beach and is open from 5. 30 to 11.30 in the morning and 6 to 7.30 in the evening. Lastly, there is also a church by the name of Analothbhava Matha Church situated closeby.
Around 8 km from Kovalam on the road to Trivandrum is Thiruvallom where the Killi and Karamana rivers meet. This is a perfect place to enjoy boat rides. Thiruvallom is also famous because it happens to be the only place in Kerala that houses a temple dedicated to Parsurama, the creator of Kerala himself.
Apart from Sasthamkotta in north Kollam, Vellayani Lake is the only fresh water lake in Kerala. The modern day developments have not touched the serenity of this beautiful lake which is almost magical during a full moon night. The lake is also a venue for boat races during the festival of Onam. Close to the lake is a Government Agricultural College and a Devi Temple. The main building of the college was once the summer palace of the royal family of Travancore. The temple is the only one of its kind in Kerala since it has members of non brahmins Vathi caste as its priests. The main festival of the temple is held once every third year.
This pier is a must visit during monsoons because it is during this time that local fishermen, unable to launch their boat from the beach, head towards this pier. What they do here to carry on with their fishing activity is something that turns heads automatically. The fishermen carry their catamaran to the end of the pier and throw them in the water. Next they jump themselves in the sea water and swim to reach their catamaran! The pier is located 10 km from Kovalam. And one important thing for all the travelers do click lots of photos of Kovalam so that you can take back a memorable image of Kovalam and its popular travel attractions.