BUDGET HOTELS IN KOVALAM
For all beach-holiday fanatics, Kovalam, located about 18 km south of the city of Thiruvananthapuram, is a must-visit. At Kovalam, you can find just about everything that you look for in a beach destination, such as watersport activities, good dining options along the seashore, hospitable locals, convenient commute between landmarks besides splendid lodging facilities. Kovalam is marked by reasonably humid summers and cool winters. However, the tidal strengths also vary between seasons and depending on whether you plan your trip to be ‘relaxing’ or ‘adventurous’, you need to plan accordingly. There’s also public transport connectivity via buses that commence trips from Thampanoor Central Bus Station and East Fort Bus Stand and run all the way to beachside intersections at Kovalam. Travelers can get here easily via Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station and Trivandrum International Airport (the domestic and international terminals can be accessed separately). Since the picturesque beachtown caters to all kinds of travelers, finding budget hotels in Kovalam isn’t as exhausting as it may seem. Along the Hawa beach stretch, you can find plenty of budget accommodations suited to those looking to spend less on accommodation and are perfectly okay with makeshift arrangements. Typically, these hotels provide very a restricted set of on-site amenities and basic lodging facilities with negligible services. For those seeking a ‘no-frills’ accommodation, the best budget hotels in Kovalam offer exactly that. An in-house restaurant providing breakfast, lunch, and dinner is not likely to be present but meals may still be cooked and served for the guests on a limited basis. Kovalam thankfully has several spots to visit while traveling on a shoestring budget such as Veli Tourist village which only charges a nominal fee for entry, Kuthiramalika Palace, Lighthouse Beach (which closes by 5 PM, so plan your visit for an earlier time), Eve’s Beach, Aazhimala Beach and Temple, Vellayani Lake, and Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple. Malabar Cafe, Jyothi Vilas Pure Veg restaurant, Swiss Cafe, Sea Gull Restaurant, Sea Bees, and Santana Restaurant provide excellent seafood varieties along with Indian and Continental cuisines. Have a pleasant stay at Kovalam and return to your homes with a plethora of memories.