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Situated along the Arabian Sea, Kovalam is one of the popular beach destinations that lie at a distance of 16 km from Thiruvananthapuram, capital of Kerala. It enjoys a huge influx of tourists year-round; however, the period from September through March is considered to be the peak holiday season. Tourists planning to come to the beach town of Kovalam can board trains, buses or flights bound to Thiruvananthapuram city. The Thiruvananthapuram railway station is about 15 km away, while the airport is only 10-11 km from Kovalam. Also, travellers can avail taxi and bus services to reach this beautiful beach destination. With the availability of a number of premium and budget hotels in Kovalam, finding accommodation is never an issue. Budget hotels offer all the basic amenities needed for a comfortable stay, whereas luxury hotels boast of state-of-the-art amenities to ensure a lavish stay.

Attractions in Kovalam

There are some interesting places to visit in this beach town, and amongst them, one of the most-visited attractions is the Lighthouse, which is situated on the southernmost end of Kovalam Beach. This part of the Kovalam Beach is also known as the Lighthouse Beach, which is incidentally the largest amongst the beaches of Kovalam, the other two being, Hawa Beach and Samudra Beach. Some of the other popular tourist spots in and around Kovalam are Vellayani Lake, Aruvikkara Village, Karamana River, Halcyon Castle and Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple.

Food and shopping in Kovalam

Seafood in Kovalam is extremely popular among tourists and almost all restaurants and food joints have fish, lobster, crab, prawns, etc on their menu. Besides the traditional Kerala-style menu, these restaurants serve international cuisine as well. Tourists interested in shopping can purchase local handicrafts, rose and teak wood statues, hats and souvenirs from the shops located along the beach. Besides food and shopping, travellers can also indulge in activities like swimming and sunbathing as well as go for Ayurvedic massage therapies.

Hotel Bookings

Tourists can book Kovalam Hotels online to get best deals. During the peak season, it is advisable for tourists to book hotels in advance to avoid last minute rush. Booking hotels with leading travel portals can be a good option as they offer some of the best hotel deals in India. This also saves travellers from the hassle of availing services of a travel agent and paying hefty amounts. They even get to benefit from a range of offers and discounts. Moreover, most of the portals offer a range of interesting packages that take care of transport along with accommodation. The only thing that travellers need to be careful about is to define their budget and duration of stay and according search online to find the best deal for a holiday trip to this beautiful beach town.
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