Kovalam lies almost adjacent to Thiruvananthapuram the capital of Kerala. Reaching Kovalam is easy. Thiruvananthapuram is the nearest railway station as well as the airport. Though Kovalam is pleasant throughout the year, the best time to visit is from September to May.
Kovalam has been a popular beach destination in India for decades, and yet it has not lost its charm. It is an ideal place for sunbathers. Kovalam beach offers privacy and is not crowded by the locals. Its palm fringed beach is a gem appreciated.
There are several small interesting beaches located just few kilometers from Kovalam which are quieter and not so crowded. Samudra Beach is about 4 km north of Kovalam with small picturesque fishing villages. You will get all kinds of accommodations including many resorts and hotels.