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Kovalam Travel Guide

Located 16 Kms from the capital of Kerala is a city with four sandy bays called Kovalam. The meaning of Kovalam is “groove of coconut trees”. It is a beach resort. The prominent beach resort in 1930's broke the trammels and emerged as the most magnificent tourist attraction in the south. In earlier days it was just a heaven and not a lot of tourists, but then it was modernized as a great tourist spot and then there was no retrospection. The four sandy beaches are just a sight of heaven; all the four bays are classified by rocks.

The Samudra Beach, Kovalam Beach, Hawa Beach and the light house beach are what exemplifies Kovalam its beauty and attention of the holidaymakers. Kovalam is the most noted place for Ayurvedic massage and many yoga recourses. Meditation and herbal body toning is also very renowned and available easily and all around the beaches. A number of cultural programs are also coordinated in copiousness and one of the main attractions is the catamaran cruise. Kovalam can be visited at anytime in the year.

You can do shopping in Kovalam and buy a number of details like handicrafts and spices. Rose wood and teak wood statues are popular at Kovalam beach. There are a number of shopping spots lined across the beach. Kovalam is an attractive tourist spot and holidaymakers flock all year long but would advise not to visit during the Monsoon season which starts from June to October.

The sea is high and the beaches will be found submerged in the high sea. It is accessible by air, train and road routes. The nearest airport is at Trivandrum which is 16 kilometers away. The nearest rail junction is also at Trivandrum and is related extremely well to all main roads in south India.

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