Lighthouse in the sunset next to the sea on Kovalam

Kovalam Tours and Travels

About Kovalam

Located 16 km from Thiruvananthapuram city in the state of Kerala, the internationally renowned beach resort of Kovalam on the Arabian Sea has been a favourite haunt of travellers from all over the world since the 1960s. Kovalam consists of four relatively small stretches of sand the slope down into the delightfully warm water that laps at the shore. There is plenty to see in this area including the nearby seaport of Vizhinjam, which is famous for its special varieties of fish, old Hindu temples, big churches and a mosque.

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Kovalam Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Kovalam

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Kovalam Hotels

If you are planning a Kovalam holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Le Meridien Kovalam Kovalam

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Le Meridien is a refined, beachfront hotel in the middle of three coves. The rooms have excellent views, looking out over the sea, and are simply but pleasantly furnished. There is a restaurant within the hotel serves a range of different cuisines and there are a number of other modern amenities on offer such as a swimming pool, beauty parlour, Ayurvedic massage centre and bar. The hotel is 19 km from the airport and 15 km from the nearest railway station.

Turtle on the Beach Hotel Kovalam

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Turtle on the Beach is an artistic, boutique style hotel with spacious, elegant rooms that are decorated with rich wooden furnishings, affording guests the highest level of comfort and luxury. There are various dining options available onsite, each serving sumptuous meals, as well as a spa for those who wish to indulge in a bit of relaxation after a long day exploring in the fierce Indian heat. The hotel is on Eve’s beach at Kovalam with spectacular sea views.

Kovalam Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Kovalam.

Tailored To Suit YouREF: India 3827 - 22 Day India Tailormade holiday with 2 days in Kovalam - Also visiting: Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar, Rayagada, Taptapani, Puri, Coorg, Nileshwaram & Valiyaparamba, Wayanad, Thalassery, Kochi

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On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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