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Vizhinjam Lighthouse Trivandrum Light house Junction, Vizhinjam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kovalam, Kerala 695521 India.Height: Huge tall structure of 36 mPhone: 0471 248 0337 Location - near Kovalam beach in KeralaOpens Sunday to Saturday all days of the week3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Entry FeeRs - 10 per person for AdultsRs 3 per person for Children (3-12 years)Rs 25 per person for Foreign TouristsRs 20 for Still CameraRs 25 for Video Camera
Samudra beacgh kovalam Samudra beach is located close to Trivandrum, in Kovalam. It is one of the three adjecent beaches in Kovalam Tourism. You can Come to samudra beach from Trivandrum by hiring a Taxi, Auto etc or by Line Buses which is cheaper. It offers different options for stay, cheaper to Luxury Hotels/ Resorts/ Home stays available.
This Beach offers a complete privacy and is located towards the north most region of Kovalam. Samudra beach, a scenic jewel to Kovalam beach tourism. Among the three beaches in Kovalam, its is the most isolated with a feel of serenity.
Pazhasurama TempleThiruvallam Sree Parasurama Temple
Location - on the banks of Karamana River near Thiruvallam, Thiruvananthapuram Parashurama is the sixth avatar of Vishnu and is the only temple in Kerala dedicated to Lord Parasurama.
Address - Thiruvallam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695027Phone: 0471 238 0706. He is considered one of the seven immortal (Chiranjivi) humans.
Hawa Beach in Kovalam Hawa beach or Eve's beach is the most beautiful beach in Kovalam, it lies opposite to the Light house beach. its ambeience is enhanced by the stack of palm grooves . The beach has a unique elegance
It is a native fisherman beach and the community completely depend on the sea for their living. In the morning, you can hear their chanting and singing in their local language along with the cadenced waves of the beach. It is separated from tjhe other two beaches by the foreland of Edakkalu, the photo point of Kovalam. The the foreland of Edakkalu offers best view of Sunset in Kovalam.
Vellayani LakeVellayani Lake or Vellayani Kayal as known in local language Importance :- the largest fresh water lake in Thiruvananthapuram district, of Kerala
Area: 3.98 km²
You can walk through the banks of Lake, amidst the lush green vegetation, enjoying the scenic beauty, Boating and Adventure tourism activities are available
Marine Aquarium VizhinjamA small but a good one simple, compact aquarium features tanks displaying a unique collection marine life.
Address: Near Light House Road, Vizhinjam Harbour Road, Kovalam, Kerala, India- 695521
Location:- close to Vizhijam port, near to seaPhone: 0471 248 0224It showcases the rarest species of invertebrates and ornamental fish in the world. Clownfish and butterfly fish.
Vizhinjam Fishing Harbor Vizhinjam is a village located near Kovalam. Kerala. It is situated 4.7 km away from Kovalam. It was the major fish market in Trivandrum. It Was basically a commercial centre for the Europeans, Portuguese and the Dutch, who used to trade with the native kings. Vizhinjam Beach is a major sea port in the area and is a natural port too. A busy port flooded with fishing boats and you can also see lots of fishermen venturing into the distant sea.
Poovar Backwaters Backwater Cruising in Poovar, has become one of the major attraction among tourists visiting Kovalam & Trivandrum area.
it offers a number of beautiful sceneries of mangroves, mangrove forests, golden sand beach, Floating Cottages, Elephant rock, a variety od birds, etc. It is a good idea to explore Poovar in a boating trip. Besides Lakes, Beaches, Poovar is surrounded by river called Neyyar
Kovalam Beach - An introduction
Kovalam is a village and Beach town on the arabian sea sea side in Kerala, India. It is located about 17 km from Trivandrum.Kovalam is famous for its beaches, among the most pristine in India. Kovalam is extremely popular among westerners due to shallow waters and low tidal waves. It is part of tourist circuit right in 1930s. Kovalam shot into limelight in the early seventies with arrivals of the masses of hippies. That started the transformation of a casual fishing village of Kerala into one of the most important tourist destinations in all India- the Kovalam beach.
The beaches are the star attractions here. Kovalam has three crescent shaped beaches separated by rocky outcroppings. The larger of the beaches is called Lighthouse Beachknown for its 35 metre high lighthouse which towers over it atop Kurumkal hillock. Most of the foreigner’s stay on Lighthouse Beach, which is more developed. There are some vendors on the beach, but they are not too pushy. It takes less than five minutes to walk from Lighthouse Beach to the second largest beach, Hawah Beach. This beach is named thus for the topless European women who used to throng there. It was the first topless beach in India. However topless bathing is banned now. The northern part of the beach is known as Samudra Beach. A large promontory separates this part from the southern side. Samudra Beach doesn't have tourists thronging there or hectic business. The local fishermen ply their trade on this part.
The old lighthouse, located at the southern beach is a local landmark, for being one of the oldest lighthouses of Kerala, guiding ships to the nearby Vizhinjam port. The lighthouse can be visited from 3PM .