Along with the beautiful shoreline of this beach in Kerala, Kovalam is an ideal destination for food lovers with its amazing variety of vegetarian and seafood restaurants along its coastline. Tourists can spend their time in the cooler evenings with a pleasant walk along the long and sandy coastline, or gaze at the sunset while relaxing on the beach.
Nightlife in Kovalam is not as vibrant as some of the other popular beach destinations in India. You can spend your time drinking or snacking at the numerous bars and cafes, most of which operate up to 11 in the night.
This article lists the few places to visit in Kovalam at night that you can try if you are a night lover or an early morning person.
9 Places to Visit/Things to do in Kovalam at Night
1. Sky Bar at the Leela Kempinski
Perched on the cliff top, the Sky Bar of the Leela Kempinski is an ideal location to watch the sunset and to spend some quality time with your friends or family. The bar serves a variety of Indian and international spirits, along with its preparation of popular cocktails and mocktails. Operating from 5.30 till 11 in the evening, the Sky bar is one of the best places to visit in Kovalam at night.
2. Neera Bar at Vivanta By Taj
Along with the choicest collection of cocktail drinks and wines, this high-on-energy bar, located within the premises of Vivanta By Taj hotel, plays a collection of international music and also has a billiards table. Along with its modern interiors, this bar offers an amazing view of the Kovalam beach after sunset and this makes it one the places to visit in Kovalam at night.
3. Jeevan Music Cafe
Located by the Lighthouse beach in Kovalam, Jeevan Music Café is one of the best places to visit in Kovalam at night with its live music band and old English songs. Operating till 10 in the evening, you can relax here with a mug of beer.
4. Spend the night in a houseboat
Kovalam is blessed with serene backwaters, surrounded by natural greenery and freshness. You can opt for the luxury of a houseboat in the Karamana or Ashtamudi river and spend the night in the tranquil setting of the backwaters.
5. Sunset at Valiyathura Pier
Located around 10 km from Kovalam beach, this beach pier is one of the best places to visit in Kovalam for an enchanting sunset view. The pier also offers a clear view of the Kovalam coastline.
6. Vellayani lake
Located about 7 km from Kovalam beach, this lake is one of the few freshwater lakes in Kerala. One of the places to visit in Kovalam at night, you can hire a boat on this lake to treat yourself to a spectacular view of the lake on moonlit nights. Alternatively, you can enjoy a moonlit walk along Kovalam beach itself with the sound of its waves and moonlit waters.
7. Ayurvedic massage
No trip to Kerala is complete without an Ayurvedic massage, which is one of the things to do in Kovalam at night. Kovalam has numerous ayurvedic massage centers including Divya- The Health Spa at the Leela Kempinski beach resort and the Ideal Ayurvedic resort. Book your session in advance to avoid disappointment at the last moment.
8. Cultural programs
One of the things to do in Kovalam at night is to attend cultural programs such as Kathakali dance performances and Kerala’s Kalari martial arts show, which are generally organized by any of the popular hotels or resorts. If you are visiting in January, you can attend the 10-day long Gramam Village Fair festival, which showcases the best in Kerala’s rich culture and arts.
9. Early morning activities
If you are an early morning person, you can come down to the beach to see the sunrise or visit the Samudra beach to see the fisherman working at their fishing nets for the day’s fish catch.
Although the nightlife in Kovalam is not very vibrant as some of the other destinations, you can still treat yourself to most of the above activities for a memorable experience. We would love to hear about your nightlife during your visit to Kovalam. Do share your travel experiences with us.