Kovalam is another gem of beautiful Kerala. Located at the shores of the Arabian Sea, this place is apt for enjoying some blissful moments with your loved ones. What makes Kovalam so appealing to tourists? Let us checkout.
The Enchanting Waters
Kerala Tour is famous for its mirrored lagoons and crystalline lakes. The Vellayani Lake is a romantic destination. Enjoy boat rides over the lake, basking in the magical beauty of a moonlit night. It is also the spot of the world famous boat race. This annual boat race takes place during the Onam festival. An old temple of Goddess Durga is located at the banks of the lake. This temple is unique with only non- Brahmin priests.
The Karmana River is exquisite with its lush greenery and backwaters. Spend some lovely time over the waters on well decorated houseboats. Kayaking, cruises and canoe rides are the other activities that you can experience here. The Valiyathura Pier is also a sun drenched sea port offering angling.
The Pristine Beaches
Unlike Goa, Kovalam beaches are abode for the peace lovers. Walk hand in hand with your beloved as the salty water touches your feet and the pleasant breeze plays with your hair. The swaying palm trees, the mesmerizing sunrise and sunset, the old lighthouses and the sound of waves create a natural symphony.
The sculpture of mermaid, known as Matsya Kanyaka attracts tourists to the Shankumugham Beach. Shankumugham Beach beckons nature lovers with its alluring sunrise. The star fish shaped restaurant is another attraction here. The beaches are also dotted with Ayurveda and SPA Treatment resorts and small curio shops. People are seen relishing spicy sea food and swimming in the clean waters. Lighthouse Beach with its 35 meter tall red and white hue, Hawa Beach and Varkala Beach are some of the best known beaches of Kovalam.
Kovalam is a fairy tale city with palatial palaces and mighty forts. Visit the Kaudiar palace to check out the ancient architectural style of the state. The Travancore rulers constructed the Padmanabhapuran Palace amidst the Veli Hills. Also known as the Darpakulangara, the palace treasures amazing wooden sculptures. The Kuthira Malika Palace is also exclusive with its carvings and wooden postures. The 15th century Koyikkal Palace is a double storied building. It represents the Naalukettu style of architecture.
The palace is also a folklore and numismatic museum. Achuthengu Fort is a relic of the East India Company, built during the 17th century. It is one of the first British architectures in India. Check out the ornaments and bronze collections of ancient Kerala at the Napier Museum. Lastly, you have the Kovalam Art Gallery as a treasure for artifacts, paintings and art works related to the ancient Indian language, Sanskrit.
Hence if you want to unfold the golden history of South India this holiday along with a touch of nature, Kovalam greets you.