Kovalam - An all Season Beach Getaway
Kovalam lies at the Southern edge of Kerala bordering Tamil Nadu and is one of the prime beach resorts in India after Goa. Kovalam offers hotels overlooking Arabian sea offering stunning views and guests arrive here for a few days of relaxation and rejuvenation as a standalone getaway or at the end of an Kerala itinerary.
There are number of beaches in Kovalam, some having an idyllic character and others give a feel like mini-North Goa. Chowara is one that offers best views and Hawa / Lighthouse is where all the restaurants, bars and shacks are located. Pachalloor at one end and Poovar at other end even have small backwater stretches that give it a beach cum backwater character.
Guests to Kovalam has more than just beaches to contend with. There are number of excursions that are popular with guests arriving here:
# Plantation highlands of the Western Ghats is just 50 kms away. The area is stunning in its greenery, rubber plantations and offers excellent views. Ponmudi, Anapara, Chittar Lake are some of the areas guests visit.
# Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary is where guests will find some wildlife. Crocodile Farm is where one can spot Marsh crocodiles. Otherwise there are 30+ species of mammals, 150+ varieties of birds and reported from the sanctuary
# Pilgrimage and heritage oriented guests have an option to do day excursion to Kanyakumari (80 kms), southern tip of India.
# Ashtamudi – Ashtamudi is a large eight cornered lake near Kollam renowned for its lakeside and backwater experience. DTPC Kollam offers boat rides here for Tourists
# Trivandrum – Padnabhawamy Temple and nearby Zoo are major attractions at Trivandrum. Guests can do a half day or full day sightseeing of Trivandrum
Kovalam for its sheer variety on offer, stunning views the hotels offer and overall green character makes it an all season getaway.