Kovalam Beach

Venture to the Southern state of Kerala and you will be rewarded with tropical vibes, a rich cultural milieu, and tons of activities for the whole family. Kovalam beach is no exception. Considered one of the most pristine beaches in the country, Kovalam is a glorious mix of glittering sand, blue waters and a spectacular vista of swaying palm trees atop towering cliffs. When you’re not checking out the massive lighthouse, pamper yourself with an Ayurvedic massage, or eat some of the world-famous seafood nearby. When you’re all tired out from your day in the sun, there are plenty of accommodations in the area.

Getting there

Kovalam Beach is just south of Trivandrum, a busy town in southern India. There are no direct flights from Europe or North America, but you can find direct flights through Singapore, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Sri Lanka and many cities within India. Fly from Delhi in 3.5 hours and Mumbai in 2 hours. Kovalam Beach is 10km from Trivandrum International Airport or 16km from the Trivandrum train station. Take a 20-30 minute taxi or auto rickshaw from either spot or venture out by bus.