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A small coastal town towards the south of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Kovalam is a tourist magnet due to its beautiful beaches with clear waters. Its touristy stretch, the Lighthouse Beach has plenty of restaurants built along the shore and the Hawa Beach on the north is a bit crowded with day trippers. The Samudra Beach, two kilometres further north, has several resorts, restaurants and a quiet beach to spend some quality time. Being on the coast, any day is a good day to visit Kovalam, though best time is between the months of November to February when it is winter and the temperatures are moderate and the seas are calm. There are an abundance of hotels in Kovalam, being one of the most visited coastal towns in Kerala. On the beach front, you mostly find luxury resorts, offering expensive suites with amazing views of the ocean. Further into the town, Kovalam Hotels diversify into business hotels, home stays, resort hotels and budget hotels that vary greatly in price. You can book hotels in Kovalam online and have them ready to move in as you arrive without a hassle.
Treebo has some of the best budget hotels in Kovalam at affordable prices that are a steal for the top-notch amenities they offer. Set at prime locations in the town, commuting to the tourist destinations is easy and fast. Being some of the finest Kovalam budget hotels, they offer well-furnished rooms with air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms with a water heater and Treebo toiletries. The rooms also include LCD television with cable/DTH connection, Ironing board, laundry options, fridge and room service. The price range of the rooms is between INR 999 to INR 1750. Treebo Moonlight, being one of the best hotels in Kovalam, is a fine example of a Treebo hotel. Located close to the Kovalam beach the hotel offers parking, restaurant on premises and a swimming pool to kick back after a long day. The guests also receive complimentary Wi-Fi and breakfast. The hotel is 15 kilometres from the airport and 12.7 kilometres from the railway station and can be reserved through Kovalam Hotel Booking in advance.
Being a coastal destination, there are plenty of fun activities to engage in Kovalam. The lighthouse beach being the most popular spot along with its sister beaches Hawa and Samudra Beaches are great for swimming, water sports and relaxing ayurvedic massages. The artificial off-shore coral reef is the first of its kind in India and a fantastic place for scuba diving. The Padmanabhaswamy Temple, one of the most famous in Kerala and the richest Hindu temple in the world, is a must visit. Vellayani Lake in Kovalam is a freshwater lake popular for its picturesque setting and also being the venue for the annual Onam boat races. Being a coastal town, Kovalam’s cuisines involve a lot of fresh seafood. South Indian breakfasts and dishes are also popular in the local restaurants. Local foods such as puttu and kappa are worth a try. The Bait restaurant at Taj Vivanta is a popular place for fine dining and is a must-visit. The lighthouse beach also has an adjacent market selling clothes, souvenirs and traditional Indian handicrafts. The Kovalam fish market is where you head to for fresh seafood for the day.