india-holidays >> Kovalam Tour Packages
If you are keen to go on Kovalam Tours, book Kovalam Vacation packages now to enjoy a very refreshing experience. Kovalam Holidays are made up of scenic vistas and palm fringed horizons that adorn the beachfront. You can go through the various Kovalam Travel Packages to opt for the one best suitable for you. Amidst the swaying coconut palms and balmy saline sea breeze, you will lose track of time. Time will stand still as you indulge in the sheer decadence of pristine nature on a Trip to this place.
The picture perfect scene of Kovalam is straight out of a tropical paradise of lush palm clusters, azure waters and golden sand. Don’t just look through the Kovalam Holiday Packages but travel to this place now to get a slice of the exotic Kovalam Tour.
The golden sunrise and sunset on the cobalt waters is a revelation only felt, with no words being enough to elaborate! Travel a little inland and you will find lush green paddy fields and clusters of palm groves. The atmosphere is so serene and joyous that it is almost infectious.
The capital city of the state of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram is located at a distance of 16 km from Kovalam and Kovalam can be easily reached by road. The place is nicely connected by roads and offers ample taxis and buses services. Taxis cost about INR 400 to INR 500 total to get to Kovalam from Thiruvananthapuram and are frequent. Buses are also available from Trivandrum to Kovalam Junction. Trademark rides of India Auto Rickshaws can also be hired to get to Kovalam. They cost about INR 150 to INR 170, but do not go over INR 170 as this is not the fair price. The bus fares are surprisingly cheap if one chooses to travel by the public buses that leave from Trivandrum east Fort and go till Kovalam beach
The nearest railhead is also at Thiruvananthapuram which is 16 km away
The closest air terminal is at Trivandrum International airport at a distance of 10 km from Kovalam beach. Flights from all the major cities of India land here.
The village of Kovalam is mainly popular for its beautiful beaches. The low tidal waves and shallow waters of the sea-beaches make it especially attractive to Western tourists that flock here. Revered as one of the most pristine beaches of India, this place has clear blue waters and white sandy beaches.This spot was especially risen to popularity in the early 1970s when a huge mass of ‘hippies’ came to this place. But the village of Kovalam has been included in the map of places of tourist attraction in India from the 1930s onwards and is one of the oldest holiday destinations within the country.
The hippie emigration to this village started its transformation from a simple fishing town to a great tourist hot-spot. It was Her Royal Highness Maharani Sethu Laxmi Bai, the queen of Travancore who first made this beautiful beach destination open to the public. Her Highness herself couldn’t resist Kovalam’s pure natural beauty and decided to build a palace near the beach at the top of a rock. This palace is her personal residence which is called Haylon castle. In 1936, Queen HH Karthika arrived in this palace to spend her honeymoon days with her newly-wed husband First Prince GV Raja. It was Prince GV Raja who understood the immense potential of this destination as a major tourist spot and endeavored in promoting it as a holiday spot. He invited the well-known Thomas group and Sons to this village to further develop it.
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