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Kovalam

Brief
Known as the paradise of the south , Kovalam which literally means a grove of coconut trees is one of the most renowned Kovalam Beaches in India and a favourite haunt of Europeans since the 1930s the Hawaa Beach and samudra Beach accommodation and transportation facilities of all quality are awalible in this tourist spot . sunbathing, swimming , ayurvedic rejuvenation , yoga and meditation, herbal body massage , special cultural programmes catamaran cruising etc ., are the main activities here . fresh fish of various kinds , fruits handicrafts etc ., are available in plenty the mostly remains calm and shallow which it ideal for surfing are also really amazing .it is located 16 km away from the capital city of Kerala which is connect with by road ,rails and an international airport.

Reasons to visit
We welcome you to the most exciting tourist attractions and travel destinations which are given below. We take into notice each and every details about recreation, entertainment, adventure and relaxation. By looking at the things to do in a city one can see if that spot offers romance, family fun, sightseeing or adventure. Drill down into the tourist attractions below to find out more about each place and see how the local customs create a unique atmosphere.
 
Kovalam Beaches     
Kovalam looks a tropical paradise with a sheltered natural bay, the azure blue waters and the sumptuous spread of green palm groves. The sands on the Kovalam beaches are partially black in colour due to the presence of ilmenite and thorazite. Kovalam consists of three successive crescent beaches, separated by a high cliff. The most popular among these is southern beach called as the Lighthouse Beach. The middle beach is called Hawah, while the northern most beach is Samudra.

Leisure & Entertainment Activities at the Beach
The beaches offer enough leisure and entertainment activities like Sun bathing, Swimming, Ayurvedic Rejuvenation, Yoga and meditation, Herbal body toning massages and Catamaran cruising etc. In the evening the special cultural programmes like Kathakali , the classical dance-drama of Kerala, enlivens the Kovalam beaches. One can also taste the delightful seafood, such as lobsters available at the beach-side restaurants.

Padmanabhapuram Palace 
Padmanabhapuram Palace is a palace located at the foot of Veli hills. It was built during the 14th century and was called Darpakulangara. It was the palace of the kings of Travancore since the rule of Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma. One can see wonderful woodwork and historical art forms & architecture in this palace. It is a perfect example to see the traditional art forms of Travancore Royals.

Ayurveda Treatment Centres, Spas
Ayurveda Treatment Centres, Spas and Resorts are another major attractions. You can find a number of such centres and resorts for rejuvenation treatments and healing purposes along the beaches. They follow the complete Yoga Padhdhiti and Ayurvedic methods for curing several diseases. Such centres are based on natural treatment processes and are very helpful in relaxing your mind, body and soul even.

Kanyakumari

The southern most tip of India, Kanyakumari is the point where the three mighty water bodies, the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean converge. The famous Vivekananda Rock memorial amidst the turbulent sea is a major attraction. Kanyakumari is famous for its spectacular sunrise and sunset views and the Devi Temple.

Shopping Delights 
Kovalam is popular for sea items.One can find different shops near the beaches to buy some unique sea items, shells, pearls, gems etc. Besides, one can also find some Kashmiri shops.The shops of Kovalam offer an array of handicraft items made of wood, seashell and so on. The statues made of teak wood and Rose wood is popular here.

Festive Celebrations 
During any festive season, the whole city of Kovalam brightens up and there is lot of excitement in the air.Apart from major Indian festivals like the Holi and Diwali which are celebrated with traditional fervour and joy, there are a few festivals which are celebrated in special Kovalam style which are Nishagandhi Dance Festival,Thrissur Pooram,Elephant Pageant,Flavour Food Festival,Cochin Carnival etc.