Kovalam Beaches

A coastal sanctuary on Indian shores

The spectacular beaches of Kovalam are famous for their beauty. The three crescent-shaped beaches here are separated by rocky outcroppings and loved for their seclusion and solitude.

The main beach, Lighthouse Beach, is the most developed and named after the 30 metre high lighthouse that stands tall and proud on the coastline. There's an observation platform in the lighthouse where you can see Poovar in one direction and the famous Beemapalli mosque in the other as well as vast stretches of silver sands and green palms. Swimming, surfing, paragliding and parasailing are just a few of the popular watersports available on Lighthouse beach.

Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach are both smaller and more isolated, set against a backdrop of coconut palms and mountains. Thought of as scenic jewels, their serenity offers the perfect contrast to busy Kovalam and city life. 

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Destination Specialist

"This sandy retreat is an idyllic spot to end your India tour. A few days here to re-coup and take in this fascinating country is just a short flight away."