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Holiday Overview

Light House from a distance
Beaches of Kovalam
Morning activity at Hawa Beach
Samudra Beach (Photo Courtesy: P.K.Niyogi)

Kovalam exteded getaway offers guests a beach getaway around an area that is green all round the year.

Route

Kovalam(3)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Triavndrum. Proceed to Kovalam. Visit Napier Zoo, Padmanabha Swamy Temple and Hawa Beach in the evening.
  • Day-2 Kanyakumari excursion
  • Day-3 Visit to Neyyar Dam or Ponmudi
  • Day-4 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Kovalam - Hawa Beach and Lighthouse Beach (3.00 kms), Padmanabhaswamy Temple (11.00 kms), Napier Museum (14.00 kms), Aruvikkara (27.00 kms), Neyyar Dam (42.00 kms), Crocodile Rehabilitation and Research Centre (42.00 kms), Bird watching in Ponmudi (67.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Trivandrum Departure - Trivandrum
Best Season to Travel
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Ashtamudi Backwaters are popular extension to Kovalam beaches.

Distances
  • Trivandrum to Kovalam -11 kms (0.5 hrs)
  • Kovalam to Trivandrum -11 kms (0.5 hrs)
Route

Trivandrum - Kovalam(3) - Trivandrum

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Triavndrum. Proceed to Kovalam. Visit Napier Zoo, Padmanabha Swamy Temple and Hawa Beach in the evening. Arrival at Trivandrum. Proceed to Kovalam. Kovalam is a renowned beach destination in South Kerala visited for its premium / luxury resorts offering excellent views of the Arabian Sea. Visit Napier Zoo, Padmanabha Swamy Temple and Hawa Beach in the evening.

Day-2 Kanyakumari excursion Day excursion to Kanyakumari (85 kms - 3 hours), a renowned Pilgrimage and heritage destination.

Day-3 Visit to Neyyar Dam or Ponmudi Excursion to Aruvikkara Dam and Neyyar Dam (Neyyar dam has been developed as a tourist centre and home to popular Lion safari park (where rescued lions are kept in natural environment), Deer park, Boating, Crocodile Rehabilitation etc). Guests also have an option for an excursion to Ponmudi (60 kms) a nearby hill station with a drive through plantation highlands.

Day-4 Departure Depart to Trivandrum (15-20 kms) for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Kovalam :

  • Hawa Beach and Lighthouse Beach - Hawa Beach and lighthouse beach interconnect each other and have a number of bars and beachside restaurants connecting them. At both ends there are number of hotels stacked next to each other. Guests arrive here in the evening for the sunset and then hangaround at one of the restaurat / Bars / Curio shops. Mornings one can see fishermen at work taking out fresh catch from their nets.

  • Padmanabhaswamy Temple - Padmanabhaswamy Temple (1566) is a Lord Vishnu temple in Trivandrum and one of the richest temple trusts in India and one the most visited temples in Kerala. The 100-foot seven-tier gopuram made in the Pandyan style architecture is the prime attraction for tourists.

  • Napier Museum - Napier Museum (1855) is an art and natural history museum situated in Trivandurm. Napier Museum is an art and natural history museum situated in Thiruvananthapuram. Museum is closed on Mondays.

  • Aruvikkara - Aruvikkara is a village at 17 kms from Trivandrum having a reservoir and garden that is renowned for its ancient Bhagavathi temple dedicated to Durga

  • Neyyar Dam - Neyyar dam has been developed as a tourist centre and home to popular Lion safari park (where rescued lions are kept in natural environment), Deer park, Boating, Crocodile Rehabilitation and Research Centre, Lakeside garden and a Watch tower.

  • Crocodile Rehabilitation and Research Centre - A crocodile farm was started at Neyyar Dam in 1977 for providing a safe haven for crocodiles. The number of crocodiles varies as muggers are raised and released to the Neyyar river and lake near the dam site. It also accommodates other reptiles like snakes that are caught straying at the tribal villages before they are released back into the sanctuary.

  • Bird watching in Ponmudi - Ponmudi at 60 kms from Trivandrum is a hill station in Western Ghats and is renowned its bird watching possibilities. Ponmudi is home to 283 species of birds and 190+ species of butterflies.

Destination Overview

Trivandrum - Trivandrum is a state capital of Kerala and access point to visit Beach Resorts of Kovalam / Varkala and plantation highlands around Ponmudi.

Kovalam - Kovalam is one of the few developed beach retreats in India alongside Goa and home to several luxury beach resorts.

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Distances
  • Trivandrum to Kovalam -11 kms (0.5 hrs)
  • Kovalam to Trivandrum -11 kms (0.5 hrs)

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Distances
  • Trivandrum to Kovalam -11 kms (0.5 hrs)
  • Kovalam to Trivandrum -11 kms (0.5 hrs)

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