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Ponmudi

 
St Andrews Church Ponmudi, Situated at a distance of 61 Kms from Kovalam is Ponmudi. It is a place blessed by scenice beauty. Ponmudi is famous for its mountains and the landscape it has.A number of tea plantations can be seen. If you like you can go for mountaineering in the Ponmudi mountains and enjoy the sport and the beauty. Ponmudi is very much accessible by rent a car or by taxi from Kovalam on reasonable rates.But the beauty of this place will definitely cast a magical speel on the tourists

Varkala

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chamunda deviVarkala, is located 55 kms away from Kovalam. It takes about 2 hours to get there by road. On your way to Varkala you can also vist Trivandrum- Ananthapadmanabhaswamy Temple, Kaudiar Palace, Napier Museum, which are also famous tourist spots. Varkala is also a beach resort. Mineral water is running from the hills and this water is believed to have medically characterstics. There is an 800 year old temple named Janardhana temple that is dedicated to Hanuman and Lord Ayyappa. Varkala can be visited by an easy approach from Kovalam Beach. The nearest airport is Trivandrum international airport.
 

Neyyar Dam

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rai ranchodji Neyyar Dam, is located 32 kms from the capital of Kerala. It was built in 1958 and has turned out to be a popular picnic spot. This area is rich in herbs used for medicine. The dam is built on the basin where the three rivers Neyyar, Mullayar, and Kallar meet. There is also a wild life sanctuary established to preserve the wild life. A number of wild life animals including elephants are found here. Also built around the dam are some exciting Lion safari & deer safari parks. There is a crocodile farm and a watchtower is also built. The dam can be easily approachable as a regular bus service is available from the capital of Kerala. The nearest airport is 38 km away.

Backwaters

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chamunda devi Backwaters, A number of backwater cruises are available, you can ask your travel agent to book you one or you can also book one yourself once you arrive in the city. The cruise will take you to the ravishing backwoods or Kerala, you can enjoy the lush green forests besides the backwaters and enjoy splendid scenic views. Most of the hotel in Kovalam rent out Houseboats, catamarans and country boats to the tourists on very cheap rates. The beauty of Kovalam and its splendor can be best pictured in a backwater cruise.
 

Samudra Beach

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rai ranchodji Samudra Beach, To the north most is another beach called Samudra Beach. This beach is the least affected by all the changes that take place in the region. You can see a few fishing vessels here and there on the horizon.

Hawa Beach

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chamunda devi Hawa Beach, which is also called the Eve's Beach is one of the tourists' attractions that is not to be missed by anyone. The Hawa and the kovalam beach are separated from each other by the Edakallu foreland. The sunset in its entire splendor can be viewed from this headland.
 

Lighthouse Beach

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rai ranchodji Lighthouse Beach, In the extreme south of Kovalam is the magnificent Lighthouse Beach. The name comes from the towering Vizhinjam lighthouse which is built on a rocky headland. Tourists are not allowed to go inside the lighthouse. Around the light house are memorials of Ayyanappilla Asan and Ayyippilla Asan which are visited by tourists in abundance. The beach is a long sandy strip. Lifegaurds are available along the whole beach side. The back side if the lighthouse beach is concreted and illuminated and is a great eat out place. You can almost get all kinds of sea food and all tastes. The approach to this beach is fairly easy as a number of transport means are available. kulam Moolam water festival. This festival is conducted every year on the Moolam day of the Mithunam month of the Malayalam era.

Parasailing

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chamunda devi Parasailing, Kovalam Beach is well-known for its dynamic water sport activities. Besides the fascinating water sports, parasailing in Kovalam is also a major attraction for the adventure loving tourists. It is actually an experience to cherish forever. Parasailing in Kovalam can be best enjoyed from the months of October to March. The sky during this time is clear and blue and the temperature is perfect to enjoy parasailing in Kovalam. The rocky shores and the azure waters provide the perfect framework to a spiced-up adventure holiday. First-time parasailors have a field day here with international grade gear like harness, helmet and other safety gear and instructors who do a thorough check of obstructions like live wires, trees and so on. Parasailing in Kovalam allows a spectacular bird's eye view of the entire region which makes the excitement unique but one needs to be aware that the sea can be quite rough and is notorious for its strong currents.