Eventhough Kovalam beach tour is one of the most famous attractions of Kerala, Kovalam does not present the visitor with a long list of compelling sights and attractions, but in Kerala it is usually possible to indulge in some Ayurveda treatments. Still there are few places that you might be interested to visit in your Kovalam beach tour.
South of Kovalam
There many beautiful beaches south of Kovalam. You can rent a scooter and explore the back lanes and secluded beaches of this unique area. The place gives us a dream like mix of undeveloped Kerala fishing villages and fine ayurveda beach resorts Kovalam. One of the area's most beautiful views can be enjoyed just north of Chowara beach.
Further south of Chowara, Poovar is an interesting place. Here you have the river, the backwater and the beach. It is where the Neyyar River flows into the sea. Poovar is an ideal place for honeymoon in Kovalam
The backwater behind the sandbar has many luxury resorts. It is only reachable by boat and these make comfortable bases for those who want to be away from busy Kovalam. Non-guests also can travel out to them, but will have to pay for the transfer.
North of Kovalam
There is a sand belt running north of Samudra Beach. In the west of the road to Trivandrum, hidden from the traffic by dense palm groves, lies a string of traditional Malayali fishing villages, opening on to undeveloped Pozhikkara Beach.
You can reach this area on foot from Kovalam. Go north from Samudra Beach along near-deserted sands for forty five minutes until they are broken by salt-water lagoon at Pachaloor. Pachaloor is a village sandwiched behind the sea and highway.
Thiruvallam is located 8 km north of Kovalam. The Killi and Karamana rivers meet at Thiruvallam. You can have a boat ride from the Thiruvallom Boat Club to Karamana and back.
The famous Parasurama Temple, the only temple in Kerala dedicated to Parasurama, the mythical creator of Kerala, is nearby and attracts many visitors. Thiruvallam is near to Pozhikkara Beach where the Parvathy Puthanar River and Karamana River meet the Arabian Sea.
The lake is 7 km away from Kovalam. Vellayani is one of the two freshwater lakes in Kerala, the other one is Sasthamkotta, in Kollam. This 1875 acre backwater is a must-see in your tour to Kovalam. These untouched beautiful calm waters are a sight to behold, especially on moonlit nights. You can get here by a country boat from Kovalam.
During Onam, the boat race at Vellayani draws huge crowds. Nearby is the Government Agricultural College set on 300 acres. Its main building was once the summer palace of the Travancore royal family. The local community and the students call a part of the lakeside Kochu Kovalam (a tiny Kovalam).
Valiathura pier is 10 km north of Kovalam. Local fishermen use this old pier. The attraction of this pier is the way it used by fishermen.
During the monsoon fishermen cannot launch their boats from the beach. So they carry their catamarans to the edge of the pier, throw them into the sea and then jump in and swim to them. People come here just to see them do this.
Standing on the pier, you can see the long coastline up to Kovalam on one side and Trivandrum's Shanghumugham Beach on the other
Ayurveda and Kovalam Beach Tour
Thousands of years old science ayurveda is Kerala's big tourist attraction. A number of ayurvedic centres, resorts, clinics, ashrams and spas have mushroomed all over Kovalam.Be careful, for get-rich-quick quacks have also cashed in on the ayurvedic boom and set up non authentic centres. It is always good to opt for Kerala Tourism classified ayurvedic centres or those run by qualified ayurveda physicians. Almost all reputed hotels and resorts have their own ayurveda centres.
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