Kovalam beach is one of the sought after beaches of India. So when I happened to visit Trivandrum… well, what do you expect of me ? I made it a point to go there in evening even if it was for a short period of a few hours.
Sunset at Kovalam.
Beach is as beautiful as you could think of. It reminds us of many beaches around the world. It has 2 curves and some rocks in between…. but not as separated as twin beaches of Goa – Palolem & Agonda.
Kovalam lights. You can see light house also.
It has bubbling, full of life sea side market akin to Batu ferrangi in Penang, Malaysia and it also has many small workshops cum shops like in Murano island in Venice.
The sand is very fine, white and pristine and any day cleaner than Goan beaches.
One can find nice sea side restaurants along this belt for fine dining. Many of them will give you option to choose from fresh catch of fish, lobster etc. to cater to your mouth watering taste buds.
If you want to stay there, plenty of choice for every pocket. From five star Hotel Leela to small shacks …everything is available.
How to reach
Car, bus or auto-rickshaw.
Distance is around 15 Kms from station, so 3rd option is disadvantageous considering how they cheat any tourists. Car option is good but quite expensive.
Best way to go there is to take a KSRTC Volvo bus. Air-conditioned, clean and regular. They ply on every route to this place.
The fare from statue to beach is RS 30/- and from East-fort Rs 26/- per person. Most of bus drivers and conductors understand and speak English and Hindi both. The last Volvo bus from Kovalam beach is at 8:30 PM. But there are many other buses from East-Fort also. East-fort is a place near Trivandrum central station.
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