Kovalam sightseeing tour
One of the many reasons why state of of Kerala is called “God’s own country” is this small, pristine, blissful beach town of Kovalam, meaning a grove of coconut trees, that one can evidently see in abundance. Now also an internationally popular holiday destination, the town of Kovalam first caught attention of the Regent Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi of Travancore who constructed her beach resort, Halcyon Castle here. Thereafter, Kovalam graduated as being the stop-by hub destination of European backpackers, enroute to Ceylon (now Srilanka) while on their “Hippie trail”. With three adjacent crescent beaches, Lighthouse beach (Kovalam beach), Hawa beach and Samudra beach, It has been a favorite haunt of tourists since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters making it ideal for sea bathing, besides swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmes and catamaran cruising. The tropical sun acts so fast that one can see the faint blush of coppery tan on the skin in a matter of minutes. Life on the beach begins late in the day and carries on well into the night. The beach complex includes a string of budget cottages, shopping zones, swimming pools, Yoga and Ayurvedic massage centres. Booking your Kovalam tour packages, is the one thing one should indulge into without second thoughts.