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Area 1414 Sq Km
Population (1991 census) 21,05349
Temperature range 35 C to 22.5 C.
Clothing Light cottons
Best time to visit October to April

Shimla Tourism A former fishing village, Kovalam is just 16 km away from Thiruvanantapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala's capital city. Kovalam is an evergreen and pleasant climatic beach resort. It is a dreamy place for tourists all over the world. Today Kovalam beach is known as the "Paradise of the South" With high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights. Over the past three decades, the place has been well developed, and now figures prominently on the world tourism map

Kovalam Beach

Kovalam TourismThe Kovalam beach situated 16 km, south of Trivandrum City, is one of the best beaches in India. It's a must see destination of India. On account of it's natural location, if affords facilities for safe sea bath.
Kovalam consists of three successive small crescent beaches; the southern most known as Lighthouse Beach, is where most of the visitors spend their time. The beach is bordered with low cost lodging houses, and restaurants which offer adequate facilities, at affordable tariffs - ideal for a long stay. The light house on the promontory at the southern end of the beach, offers a spectacular view across to the Vizhinjam mosque.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Shimla TourismThis temple is one of the 108 Divya Sthalas of Lord Vishnu. Lord Padmanabha is in a reclining position here, and the temple is maintained by the Rajah's of the city.

East Fort Ganapathy Temple

Shimla TourismGanapathy Kovil is situated at Pazhavangady, near East Fort. Sree Ganapathy is the diety of the temple that is owned by the military. You can buy coconuts from the forecourts of the temple to be offered to Ganapathy.

The other popular temples are....
  • Pazhavangadi Bhagavathy Temple
  • Attukal Hanuman Temple

Besides, there are churches like...

  • St.Joseph Church, Palayam
  • Christ Church, Paslayam LMS Church
  • Palayam Lourdes Church, Near PMG
  • Jn. Pentacostal Church

and Mosques like...

  • Charachira Jama Masjid, Palayam
  • Jama Masjid, Beemapally Mosque
  • Thampanoor Hidayuthul Islam Madrasa
Moyuddin Mosque, Vizhinjam

How To Reach
By Train Trivandrum Central Station is the nearest railhead, which is connected to all the important rail junctions in the country.

By Road Kovalam has a good network of roads. State buses and Inter State buses have regular services. Luxury buses, tourist taxis and autorickshaws can be hired for your travel.

By Air The nearest airport is in the Trivandrum Airport, which has direct flights to all the major cities in India.




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