DKovalam has three beaches separated by rocky outcroppings in its 17 km coastline, the three together form the famous crescent of the Kovalam beach. The southernmost beach, the Lighthouse Beach is the one most frequented by tourists, Lighthouse Beach got its name due to the old Vizhinjam Lighthouse located on a rocky promontory here. Its intermittent beams at night render the beach with an unearthly charm.
Taj Kovalam / The Leela
Taj - Kovalam, is delightful in many ways. Soak in the space that spreads over 10 acres and reflects the spirit of the sea. While to some it is one of the finest seaside resorts in Kerala, to others it is an amazing backwater retreat. And there are those that love it for its hill resort layout. In the renewed cottages and villas, the nouvelle restaurants, the high energy bar, and the spa where you'll go Ah! The Chef remains as eager to wow you with specially designed meals. The Royal Club offers only the best of the best - service, accommodations, dining and 24-hour butler service. It's about absolute personal service and that innate ability of superior hotel staff to anticipate, understand and remember
Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Trivandrum is an architectural wonder and a magnificent temple that is sure to amaze you. The massive structure has a staggering 100 feet high "Gopuram", the main temple tower. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, one of the Gods of the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. The massive idol of the deity measures 18 feet in length and is covered with gold and other precious stones.
Sri Chitra Art Gallery
Sri Chitra Art Gallery of Trivandrum is an art lover's paradise. This beautiful art gallery has some of the best paintings of famous painters of India and also countries like Japan, China and Indonesia.
The section that attracts all visitors alike is the one that is dedicated to Raja Ravi Varma. This famous painter has carved a separate niche for himself in the world of art. His paintings look so real that it seems as if they speak. Raja Ravi Varma was fondly called as "Prince among painters and painter among princes". Apart from his paintings, one can find the works of Rabindranath Tagore, Jamini Roy and K.K. Hebar.
Eve's Beach, more commonly known as Hawa Beach, ranks second, in the early day, is a beehive of activities with fishermen setting out for sea. With a high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights
This beach doesn't have tourists thronging there or hectic business. The local fishermen ply their trade on this part.