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Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent – shaped beaches. It has been a favourite haunt of tourists , especially Europeans, since the 1930s . A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for swimming and sea – bathing . The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse – sunbathing, swimming , herbal body- toning massages ,special cultural programmes, Catamaran cruising etc. The tropical sun acts so fast that one can see the faint blush of a coppery tan on the skin in a matter of minutes


Thiruvananthapuram , the capital city of Kerala , is just 16km away from Kovalam and getting there is no hassle. But if you are on holiday, it is better to stay in Kovalam and visit the city . Thiruvananthapuram has interesting places to see, like the Napier Mueseum , Sri Chitra Art Gallery , Padmanabhaswamy temple. Ponmudi and hill station . The SMSM Institute , and the State – owned handicrafts emporium , are the ideal places to pick up ethnic curios and other articles.  The sea port of Vizhinjam is about 3 km away and famous for its special varieties of fish, old Hindu temples, big churches and a mosque.

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