''Kovalam meaning a “groove of coconut trees” is situated in the state of Kerala, 17km from its capital, Trivandrum. This beach town is known for its many water sports at the beach, fresh and tasty seafood eateries and restaurants, ayurvedic massage centres and yoga courses.
Kovalam was developed as a beach resort in the mid 1930’s by Europeans, but did not become a well known tourist destination until recently. In recent years, several 5 star hotels and resorts have started operating here, new restaurants have come up, the beaches are well manned and many water sport activities have been started at the beaches.
Scenic natural beauty along with world class ambience and amenities makes Kovalam in Kerala a perfect honeymoon destination. The couples can sit under coconut trees, take long walks, and go for sunbathing and what not! The swishing sound of the waves and the breeze would add to the romance.
Kovalam as Honeymoon Destination (Romantic Getaways)
Kovalam is more like a resort of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. It is an ideal escape from the bustling life of the city and seeking peace of mind. This quality also makes Kovalam one of the best beach honeymoon getaways in India. You can expect a comfortable stay here and can also opt for wind surfing. Watch beautiful sunrise and sunset here and enjoy pleasant walk on the immaculate beach. You can book hotels in Mahabalipuram, which is at a short distance from Kovalam.
The beach is fringed with green coconut trees and a canopy of lush green vegetation offers shade to the visitors. The couples can enjoy the boat-ride through the green backwaters, exploring the surroundings. ne can get the feel of a village life while on the boat and for the more adventurous ones, there are activities like kayaking, swimming, surfing,etc.
Best time to visit Kovalam
Kovalam is best visited during the cooler months from December to March.
Why Visit Kovalam as Romantic Getaways?
- The Hawa beach Beach is ideal for travelers looking for virgin, secluded & calm stretches of sandy shores. The sunset in all its beauty can be viewed from this headland.
- Vizhinjam lighthouse built on a rocky headland, is illuminated and a great place to enjoy a quiet evening.
- Ponmudi is famous for its mountains, beautiful landscapes and tea plantations that can be seen in the region. You may enjoy a birds eye view of the surrounding scenic beauty.
Things to consider
Advised not to visit during the Monsoon which starts from June to October.
Kovalam romantic destination is also famous for
September to March is the best time to enjoy vacations and holidaying in Kovalam. Climate becomes very pleasing and comfortable. It is ideal time for sightseeing and enjoying beach activities.
Best Season: September to March
Summers: March to May
Winters: November to February
Monsoons: June to August