Kovalam, a beach-town by the Arabian Sea in the state of Kerala, has three beaches altogether, located just 16 kilometers away from the city of Thiruvananthapuram. As the name indicates “Kovalam” the village offers a spectacular view of coconut trees.
Three adjacent crescent beaches make it a magnificent destination for tourists to enjoy specially organised cultural program in addition to usual sunbaths, swimming and herbal massages and other activities. Touch of fine sand, views of coconut trees and all budgets restaurants with plenty of sea food make it a unique experience.
The Lighthouse beach is the southernmost beach and is the one most frequented by tourists(especially foreigners), Lighthouse Beach got its name due to the “old Vizhinjam”. There is a lighthouse located on a 35 meter high on top of the Kurumkal hillock. The lighthouse was built using stones, colored in red and white bands, and stands at a height of 118 feet. It’s intermittent beams at night render the beach with an unearthly charm.
Eve’s Beach, more commonly known as Hawa Beach, ranks second in the early day, is the most popular place with fishermen setting out for sea. With a high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a uniqueness, especially during the moonlit nights.
A large promontory separates this part from the southern side. Samudra Beach doesn’t have tourists thronging there or hectic business. The local fishermen ply their trade on this part.