Monday, 11 February 2013

Kovalam, the moon beach


The main purpose of our Trivandrum visit was to spend half a day (read sunset ) at Kovalam. We were done with most of our Trivandrum city sight seeing by 2 PM after which we grabbed some quick lunch and headed for Kovalam. From Trivandrum City (M G Road),Kovalam is around 15 kilometres.It is a straight road and the road condition is also very good.

  Since it was noon and traffic was also less we reached Kovalam in less time.
There is car parking where you can park your car. We parked our car and walked inside. Parking cost is Rs 20 for four wheelers.

  Kovalam is a beautiful compact crescent shaped beach.Three parts of the beach are Lighthouse beach, Eve's beach and Samudra beach. These three beaches form the entire crescent Kovalam beach.

The crescent shaped Kovalam Beach

  There are plenty of hotels and resorts on the beach each offering magnificient view. There are lots of eateries offering freshly caught fishes, lobsters, crabs. You just have to choose the fish and they will cook it for you.
Eateries displaying their stock of fresh sea food.

  The beach is mostly popular within foreigners. It is crowded mostly by foreigners in the morning and the noon when they enjoy sun bathing. By sunset the beach is predominated by Indians who come to see the beautiful sunset.
After sunset, Kovalam.

  One can never be bored in Kovalam. You can walk along the seashore admiring the beautiful beach with its blue waters and the far lighthouse in its back drop. The scene is beautiful....... you may also dig in the tasty fresh seafood in the seashore restaurants, climb the lighthouse........ sunbath or simply enjoy the waters... So many water sports are also available. Even there are boats that will take you to the sea.

  We went there almost two hours before sundown. We positioned ourselves with our tripod and camera on the rocks on Eve's beach. From there we could have a wonderful view of the lighthouse beach. We also took most of our sunset shots from there.
Sunset at Kovalam.

Sunset at Kovalam.

  We spotted some strange life formations on some of the rocks.We have no clue what those really were.There were also some big black crabs on the far rocks.
Strange life form on the rocks.

  After we were satisfied with our sunset shots we went strolling on the beach towards the eateries. The full coastline was already lighted up with beautiful street lamps and that was such a fantastic sight to behold.
The beach after sunset, Kovalam.

Walkway at Kovalam Beach.

  Half a day was good for us but if you swear by the beaches, spend a few days in Kovalam.


26 comments:

  1. Nice post on Kovalam. Kovalam has been on the tourist map as early as 70s and 80s when foreign crowd first touched upon this once hippie land. Love the sea here.

    http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/2013/02/welcome-to-benares.html

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  2. I love the pictures, and the post.

    Why don't you sign up for the A to Z Challenge April 2013? Your blog looks ideal for the travel category of the challenge.

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  3. Excellent pictures of the beach. I could visit this beach for just half an hour but your photos brought back all those memories. :)

    Thanks for sharing them.

    Your header photo is impressive.

    P.S.- Can you pls enable the Name/URL option for commenting ? This blogger id will take you nowhere.
    Below is my URL.

    Nisha - Le Monde-A Poetic Travail

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  4. Splendid captures and great narration!
    Thank you Soma:)

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  5. I was there two times..... Awesome beach experience.....

    http://debnature.blogspot.in

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  6. We also visited thiruvanathapuram for a day last year and spent out evening at kovalam, we had the same experiences so enjoyed ur post and it brought back memories :)

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  7. breathtaking pictures!

    oh makes me wanna be there so badly.

    Defiant Princess
    http://khanvibes.blogspot.com/

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  8. Brilliant captures! Made me remember my trip to Kovalam last year.Thank you for sharing

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  9. hi...lovely writeup..catches the essence of the place completely...
    that life like thing is a type of shellfish available widely in Kerala :)

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  10. Very impressive photographs. :)

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  11. Very beautiful photographs Ankur and Soma! Kerala is in my hitlist to see this time when I come to India!

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  12. Lovely Blog.
    Evoked nostalgic memories of my visit to Kovalam nearly 20 years ago.

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