BEST PLACES TO SEE IN KOVALAM
Light House The light house is also known in names likeVizhinjam lighthouse or Vilinjam light house as per in records. Snaps from inside the lighthouse taken during some leisure picnic trips. The lighthouse is an active one and the huge tall structure is open everyday by late afternoons. Painted in red and white bands the tower stands tall in a height of 36m or 118 feet.
Halcyon Castle It was built in 1932 in the princely state of Travancore, in the modern day state of Kerala, India. It was constructed by M.R.Ry Sri Rama Varma Valiya Koil Thampuran, the consort of H.H. Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi, as a retreat for their family. In 1964 the entire property was sold to the Government of Kerala by the Valiya Koil Thampuran, and has since been converted into a deluxe hotel. .
Pazhasurama Temple Parashurama is the sixth avatar of Vishnu and belongs to the Second Age, and is the son of a Brahmin father Jamadagni and mother Renuka in Hindu mythology. He is considered one of the seven immortal (Chiranjivi) humans. He received an axe after undertaking a terrible penance to please Shiva, from whom he learned the methods of warfare and other skills. He fought back the advancing seas thus saving the lands of Konkan and Malabar.
Hawa Beach the Hawa beach ,known to be as “one of the best tourist Attraction place“. Here, the tourist feel like heaven on earth while visit here and seeing sunset in the entire splendor. Here , Tourist can see the Standard living of the fishermen . Here , tourist get enjoy with palm groves stretched into a fencing around a boundary.
Kovalam Mazjid The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā commonly known as thePalayam Pally of Trivandrum, is the principal mosque of Trivandrum in Kerala, India. It is a Juma Masjid (Friday Mosque). Moulavi Jamaludheen Mankada is its Imam. The burial of the famous literary celebrity Kamala Suraiyya alias Madhavikutty or Kamala Das was performed in the compound of Palayam Juma Masjid.
Karamana River Karamana river is a river flowing through the Thiruvananthapuram city (also known as Trivandrum), Kerala, India. The river starts from the southern tip of the Western Ghats atAgastyar Koodam. The river flows 68 km westward and merges into the Arabian Sea at Panathura area near Kovalam. The river gets its name from Karamana, a suburb of Trivandrum city, through which it flows
Vellayani Lake Vellayani Lake is a fresh water lake, which is located in the Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala. Covering an area of 7.5 sq km, this lake is the largest freshwater lake in Thiruvananthapuram District. Many people visit this lake during moonlit nights.
Vellayani Lake attracts large number of tourists during Onam, when the boat race is held in the lake. Located about 7 km away from Kovalam, this lake can be reached by hiring country boats from Kovalam Beach.
Marine Aquarium Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, which was established in 1997, is situated at Vizhinjam, which is an important fishing port in Kerala. This aquarium showcases the rarest species of invertebrates and ornamental fish in the world. Managed by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), this aquarium houses crabs, squirrelfish, moon wrasse, clownfish and butterfly fish.
Visitors to the aquarium can also see lionfish, giant turtles, surgeonfish, triggerfish, piranhas and sharks.
Vizhinjam Fishing Harbor Vizhinjam Beach was originally a commercial centre for the Europeans, Portuguese and the Dutch, who used to trade with the native kings. This beach is situated 4.7 km away from Kovalam, in the coastal town of Vizhinjam. Vizhinjam Beach serves as a major sea port area. The area around the beach is dotted with several Ayurvedic treatment centres, where Ayurvedic massages and treatments are available.
Valiyathura Pier This 214-m space long pier at Vallakkadavu offers magnificent views of the coast. However, because it is constantly pounded by the sea, the pier today has been reduced to a mere shadow of its busy former self. Fishermen fling their catamarans into the sea, jump in after that, and swim to the boats. Crowds gather just to watch this impromptu show.
Chowara This fishing hamlet near to Kovalam has many picturesque spots. The Chowara Ayyappa Temple atop a hill overlooks the beach and offers an amazing view of the beach below. Chowara is also home to the ancient Analothbhava Matha Church. The Azhimalathara Beach here is identified as the only place where the sea recedes from the coast and does not eat into the beach during the monsoon.
Poovar Poovar is a small coastal village in the Trivandrum district of Kerala state, south India. This village is almost at the southern tip of Trivandrum and there is only one last village Pozhiyoor which mark the end of kerala. This village has a beautiful beach which attracts tourists. There are also some good tourist resorts.