The Beaches of Kerala
Kerala beaches are world renowned for their exceptional beauty. Among the most famous are the beaches of Kovalam and Varkala, fringed with coconut palms. Others are also viewed as ranges Thanagasseri, Cheria, Tanur, Padinharekara, Beypore and Kappad. This is important historically because it is Kappad that Vasco da Gamma landing in India, May 20, 1498, paving the spice route between Europe and India.
Located 16 kms south of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kovalam is an internationally known resort: a favorite beach of tourists since 1930. It consists of a series of three small beaches, the most famous is Light House. Bays fringed Kovalam palm and coconut are the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday in the sun. Visitors will also flock to enjoy Ayurvedic treatments and yoga and meditation. You will retain the image of Kovalam these coconut lined up facing the calm blue water of the bay.