If you are searching for one of the most stunning tourist destinations in Kerala, you search will definitely end in Kovalam! A magical beach town in Thiruvananthapuram city; around 16km from the city limits, this amazing town also boasts of being a famed tourist destination among the international tourists to India.
Fringe with lush coconut groves, this scenic town was hidden from the rest of the world till the Maharani of Travancore – Maharani Sehtu Lakshmi Bayi discovered the tranquillity and enchanting beauty of this beach town. Following this, her nephew or the then Maharaja of Travancore promoted tourism around Kovalam, and finally brought it to the world tourism map.
With the influx of tourists from almost all the corners of the globe, Kovalam transformed its outlook from being a traditional fishing village to a hippie destination and finally to one of the most stunning beach towns in the world! Today, with beaches like Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach, and Samudra Beach, Kovalam takes the pride of being one of the most heart-warming tourist destinations in Kerala and is visited by a large number of tourists throughout the year.