Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It has been a favourite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing.
Kovalam tourism is not just confined to sightseeing, swimming and lip-smacking cuisines, but there are more adventurous sports at Kovalam beach which are really pleasurable. This includes water diving, parasailing, wind surfing and many more. In Kovalam, you can see lots of Ayurveda resorts and there are numerous packages from which you can select the apt one fitting your need and budget. This ancient practice in Kerala has been proved of having immense medical benefits and hence Ayurvedic massages are popular among both the local as well as foreign tourists. Kovalam is also suited for honeymooners and it one of the best honeymoon destinations in Kerala.
Though Kovalam can be visited at any time of the year, the best time to visit Kovalam is relative. It depends entirely on your purpose of visit. September to March is regarded as the ideal time to visit Kovalam. And for ayurvedic therapies, monsoon is the perfect time as the pores in skin remain more open during this period which is inevitable for effective ayurvedic treatments. The City of Thiruvananthapuram has interesting places to see like the Napier Museum, the Sri Chitra Art Gallery, the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Ponmudi hill station etc. SMSM Institute, a State owned handicrafts emporium, is the ideal place to pick up ethnic curios and other articles.