INTRODUCTIONKovalam, the star attraction of Trivandrum is about 16kms south of the city, is an enchanting sea resort and ayurvedic centre. It is a place noted for rejuvenating Ayurvedic massage and yoga facillities.The other leisure options here at Kovalam includes sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmes, Catamaram cruising etc.The beach resorts of Kovalm is also another highlight to the place.
Ayurveda in the resorts in KOvalam are widely distributed for it concentrates in areas like restoring body energy, reduces stress, strain and fatigue, relieves body aches, slows down the ageing process, builds resistance to diseases, improves complexion and skin texture, reduces fat and controls obesity.Kovalam is visited by tourists from all over the world to benefit from the rejuvenating properties of Ayurveda.
LOCATIONKovalam is located at a distance of about 13 km from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.It coordinates at 8°18N 77°12E / 8.3°N 77.2°E.
IDEAL TIME TO VISIT
The ideal time to visit Kovalam is between September to March.
KOVALAM AND AYURVEDAKovalam is known for the Ayurvedic spa's and also Ayurvedic treatment centres.Almost all the resorts and hotels in Kovalam have a Ayurvedic unit attached to them.This ancient system of medicine uses Ayurvedic Rasayanas which are otherwise known as vitalizers are a mixture of ayurvedic herbal products which helps our body to fight against various kinds of diseases and aids in the slowing down of the aging process. The Ayurvedic massages are more of a rejuvenation therapy which helps in keeping the body both physically and mentally young, quick and alert.Ayurveda rejuvenates the whole system rather than the focus being concentrated towards a specific organ of the body.
The Ayurvedic massages helps in curing joint problems, dizziness, muscular problems, wounds, cuts and other skin diseases. The Ayurvedic science which works based on the herbs promises wonders to mankind when taken in a wise and prudent manner. The concept of ayurvedic resort came up in the late nineties and slowly reached to a level of what it is today. Today almost at all places the concept of Ayurveda works effectively with the combination of Yoga.Kovalam has a number of Ayurvedic Resorts with good accommodation along with wide range of Ayurvedic therapies.Kovalam promises to impart strength and vitality for it has some of the best Ayurvedic Resorts. People visiting the resorts in Kovalam are surprised to see the hospitality and the care given at these resorts.
OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST
Samudra BeachThe Samudra beach is oriented more towards the north which though not really very active in the day time gets alive at night when rows of restaurant tables spring up along the sea wall. There is a small temple situated here which is surrounded by full of resorts along with ayurvedic spa's and massage centre
ThiruvananthapuramThe capital city of Kerala, is just 16 km away from Kovalam and getting there is very easy. Thiruvananthapuram has interesting places to see like the Napier Museum, the Sri Chitra Art Gallery, the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Puthenmalike Palace, Zoo, Planetarium, Veli Lagoon, Ponmudi hill station etc.
SHOPPINGThere are number of small and big shops in and around the beach area selling intricately carved ivory objects, wooden baskets and caskets,bronzes,Kathakali masks, traditional fabrics and other articles of handicrafts. There are also shops selling Tibetan, Kashmiri and Rajasthani clothes, books and antiques.
Coconut Grove - Lighthouse beach
3rd rock restaurant - Samudra beach
Indian Cofee House - Valiyachala, Thiruvananthapuram
Chef Master - Trida complex,Medical college,Trivandrum
The Taj Green Cove Resort
1.Hill & Sea View Ayurvedic Beach Resort
2.Soma Palmshore Beach Resort
Light House Road
Trivandram - 695 521
+ 91 471 248 66 66 & 248 14 81
Nellikunnu Beach, Kovalam South Mulloor P.O
Trivandrum 695521, Kerala, South India.
+91 471 2483710, 3252129
4.Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village
Chowara P.O. South of Kovalam,
+ 91-471 2266222
5.Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort
Chowara P.O., South of Kovalam,
6.Taj Green Cove Resort
G.V. Raja Vattapara Road
+91 471 248 7733
7.Ideal Ayurvedic Resort
Chowara Beach Village, Chowara P. O (Via) Balaramapuram
South of Kovalam, Trivandrum - 695 501, Kerala, S.India
+91 - 471 - 2268632
8.Thapovan Heritage Resort
9.The Beach & Lake
Pozhikkara Beach Pachalloor
10.JEEVAN Ayurvedic Beach Resort
Main Light House Beach, Kovalam
Vizhinjam P.O., Trivandrum : 695521, Kerala, South India
Kovalam has a good network of roads.State buses and Inter State buses have regular services. Luxury buses, tourist taxis and autorickshaws can be hired for your travel.
Nearest airport is Trivandrum International airport which is about 15 km away from Kovalam. Taxi fare from Airport to Kovalam is about Rs 300. Trivandrum International airport is connected to all major airports in India and it is connected to many cities abroad including Colombo, Singapore and many gulf cities.
The nearest rail head to Kovalam is Trivandrum Central (Thampanoor) railway station. It is about 15 km away from Kovalam. Trivandrum is well linked with all cities in India through rail.