Inclusions
  • Accommodation on double/ triple sharing basic.
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel.
  • Welcome drink on arrival.
  • English News Paper on the Vehicle.
  • Surface transportation by Air Conditioned Car with chauffeur as per the itinerary.
  • Personal assistance by Kausalya Trip India representative & offices during all arrival and departure.
  • All interstate taxes, permits, parking, road tax, toll taxes and fuel charges etc are included.
  • All government applicable taxes and service charges.
Exclusions
  • Air Fare/Train fare.
  • Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips. Liquor, boating & joy rides.
  • Any other item not specified in "Cost Includes".
  • Additional sightseeing or usages of vehicle not mention in the itinerary.
  • Monuments Entrance Fees.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blocks etc (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot).

Note :

Hotel checks in & check out time is 12 noon.

Hotels are subject to availability.

We reserve the right to revise the cost.

Kovalam Tour Packages Kerala

Three crescent shaped beaches, separated by rocky outcroppings, form the main attraction of this coastal resort. Backed by steeply rising headlands covered in verdant coconut palms, the beaches-especially the southern most Lighthouse Beach- are lined with a host of shops and shacks offerings all kinds of services; creating an unmistakable resort atmosphere. Curio shops, hawkers of Kashmiri and Tibetan wares, moneychangers and beachwear shops, between the plethora of restaurants and hotels, do brisk business during peak tourists season.

Tourism in Kovalam predates that in Goa. Kovalam’s beaches are fringed by headlands that rise steeply above the shore. Covered almost completely by coconut palms, the green hinterlands provide a refreshing backdrop to the white sandy beaches, offering privacy and seclusion.

Other Information:

Tour Times:-

India is great options to make your trip gorgeous times will be according your destinations between far each other all things are listed in your travel package and are probable.

Communication Skills:-

Generally speaking in India English Language.

Electricity Power:-

The domestic electricity supply in India is 220 volts most of hotels have three round pin sockets therefore we recommended travel adaptor set.

What Things To Pack:-

1. A light jersey or swindle for early morning plus in sunset because air-conditioning can be cold in restaurant.
2. Lightweight clothes like cotton, well dressed casual exceptional in hotel.
3. Footwear for game drives relaxed with this and will be strong.
4. Formal clothes and sandals and shoes are accepted for make relaxing go for dinner lunch and breakfast at your hotel or lodge restaurant.
5. According your personal basis needs like sunglasses, Sun cream and hat applicable.
6. According your needs for capture your trip in camera applicable are camera, spare batteries and memory cards.
7. According your needs mobile laptops and charger are applicable.
8. If you want to swimming according occasional swim you need to pack Swimwear.
9. Exceptional carry your Binoculars.
10. Exceptional for caring over mosquito repellent and spray.
11. Exceptional the clothes if need to change during tour to religious places in India where you need to change like that your tour guide can suggest you where necessity.
12. Exceptional for caring over self antiseptic, Handy wipes, hand gel and bottled water where possible you can.
13. Exceptional carry according country local currency for handy for ad-hoc tipping!

Optional vaccination:

We advise you to talk about your individual necessities for India with your GP at least 6-8 weeks previous to travel.

Best time to visit

Humid most of the year with temperature ranging between 30°C to 35°C from winters to summers. Monsoons rains lash the coast from early June until August and again during October - November.

The best time to make a tour to Kovalam is December- January. The extended tourists season is August to March.

Getting There

By Air

The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport that is 13 km away.

By Rail

The nearest railhead is Trivandrum Central, 14 km away. It is connected to all major towns and cities in Kerala and Southern India.

By Road

Buses ply to Kovalam Kerala, at half hourly intervals throughout the day from the Thampanoor bus stand in Thiruvananthapuram.

Sights and Attractions

Lighthouse

Situated atop the Kurumkal hiilock, this lighthouse protrudes into the sea at the southern end of the beach that named after it. The 35 metre tall lighthouse, painted in brilliant re and white, is open for visitors on a Kovalam beach tour for a nominal fee. You can explore the area around the tower, which offers a spectacular view of both lighthouse Beach and Eve’s Beach.

Vellayani Lake

One of the few freshwaters lakes in Kerala, this pristine water body is a must see when on Kovalam beach tour, especially on moonlight nights. Vellayani Devi Temple, next to the lake, is as unique. You can get Vellayani by boat for Kovalam. In fact, the boat race at Vellayani draws huge crowds during Onam. Close by is the governmental run Agricultural college. Set on 300 acres, its main building was once the summer palace of the erstwhile

Travancore royals.
Vizhinjam

Seventeen kilometres from Thiruvananthapuram and just two kilometres south of Kovalam is this rather historic spot and is a must see place when on a tour to Kovalam, The one time capital of the Ay Kings who ruled during the eight and ninth centuries. The 11th century witnessed prolonged Chera- Chola wars for control of this territory. It is evident this was an important area; to commemorate the visit of king Rajendra Chola Devi, it earned a new name- Vizhinjamana Rajendra Chola Pattinam.

The Cave Temple

Believed to go back as far as the 8th century, the cave temple is located close to the centre of the village a few yards from harbour road. Essentially, it is a huge granite boulder with an opening on its side, which is said to lead to an underground cave; but the passage now appears completely blocked. A half finished bas- relief of Shiva appears on the stone on either side of the opening and an idol of Sastha sites at the mouth of the cave. Legend has it Muslim made offerings of gold at the cave, and a related incident led to the sudden, miraculous closure of the cave mouth.

Valiyathura pier

The entire coastline up to Kovalam can be seen from this pier. It was once the only port along the south Kerala coast. However years of constant pounding by raging seas has taken a toll of the structure and reduced it to a shadow of its glorious past. The 703 feet long pier and the warehouses behind it are a far cry from the past when up to 50 cargo ships used to call here at a time.

Now a local hangout for fishermen, one of the attractions here is that during monsoons the fishermen carry their catamarans to the edge of the pier and throw them into the sea, then jump in and swim to their boats. People turn up just to watch them do that.

Activities

Village trip

Hire a two wheeler from near the beach and explore the hinterland for a first hand look at the village life or transverse the coastal road beyond Kovalam and go to the nearby Vizhinjam fishing harbour within the arc of a bay, the boat builders along the harbour road or the beautiful Poovar Beach

Cycling on Lighthouse road

When on a tour to Kovalam go for a ride along the sea, skirting Lighthouse Road, on a mesa-like plateau for a truly grand view of the sea shimmering in the sunshine with small boats drifting languidly and the many fishing vessels anchored in the placid bay.

Sunset viewing point

View fiery sunsets from Edakallu, the sunset viewing point between the Lighthouse and Eve’s beaches. From this vantage point atop the rocky forehead jutting into the sea, the panoramic view of the waning sun hovering on the horizon in an orange sky is truly spectacular.

Souvenir hunting

If you are on a tour to Kovalam Kerala visit the art galleries near Leela Kovalam and the Galley Contra Image at the Kovalam junction to pick up traditional artifacts and souvenir.

Ayurvedic massage

The hot and humid coastal climate is considered ideal for Ayurveda’s curative and restorative programmes since in these conditions the skin is most receptive to herbal oils. There is an array of the therapeutic and rejuvenating packages on offer, ranging from complete body massage to programmes for reviving and strengthening specific body parts. Prominent ayurvedic centres here provide accommodation and special vegetarian diets during this period.

Catamaran rides

Rides offered by local fishermen on all the three beaches. Derived form the local word kettu-maram, meaning bundled wood, these are logs of light wood generally three, tied together at the ends to form a floating crafts that is virtually capsize proof. For a ride on one of these, it is best to approach licensed operators on Lighthouse Beach who will provide the mandatory life jackets and follow other safety norms. Apart from delightful view of the beaches from the sea, the ride also affords a chance to see mussel harvesters at work who dive into the shallow near the rocky capes and come up with handfuls of shellfish. An hour’s ride costs Rs 250.

Snorkeling

On a tour to Kovalam Kerala one should never miss this adventure sport. It gives you a chance to glide in the clear shallow waters close to the rocks where the depth is roughly 5 to 10 feet. Licensed operators in beachfront shacks provide complete sets of approved gear and there are trained guides who will accompany you into the water, lugging a lifebuoy, just in case, even though you are provided with a life jacket. On a lucky day you could witness delightful scenes of life under water - schools of silvery fish darting in and out of mounds of boulders, multi hued butterfly fish or angelfish amidst spits of white coral.

What to buy

Along the beaches are shacks and curio shops selling a variety of goods from Tibetan merchandise, Kashmiri carpets and silver ornaments to Malabar spices and traditional Kerala artifacts. Hand-woven saris are also available here. Prices are at their peak during seasons and drop by as much as 50 percent thereafter. Bargaining is the norm. Sarongs and sashes, light cotton shirts and shorts are available from the narrow shops sandwiched between the bigger establishments.

Where to eat

Like almost everything else here, there is an overwhelming variety of eatery, almost all of them primarily offering seafood. Most display the catch of the day-sear fish, shark, pomfret, tiger prawns and live lobsters, in glass tanks.

For Vegetarian food, try Lonely Planet tucked under coconut palms in the bylanes snaking away for the beach. Café De La Mer on the beachfront is good for a traditional Kerala breakfast. For vegetarian meals, try the restaurants in the immediate hinterlands especially the likes of Ashok Family restaurants near the beach bus stand.

Apart from fast food, Chinese, Italian and German cuisines are also available at a few select restaurants on the beachfront. Try eateries like Pizzeria, Fusion near sunset. View rocks and German bakery all on Lighthouse beach.

Chilled beer and liquor are also available at most of the establishments.