Best Time to Visit Kovalam - Due to its positioning on the coast, Kovalam has a reasonably pleasant weather throughout the year, though the best time to visit is between the months of November and February when it is less humid, temperatures are comparatively lower and the seas aren’t rough. Summer months that run from March to May are best avoided as outdoors can get blazing hot. During these months, the temperature often rises beyond 35°C and the general climate is characterized high levels of humidity. There are no specific winter months as such, but the place is a lot cooler between November and February (temperatures fall to around 18°C). The Monsoons often result in high tides and generally unsafe conditions at sea. Unless your idea is to enjoy watching rains lash down at the beach from the comfort of your hotel room/balcony, the monsoons wouldn’t seem like a traveler’s best bet. Since Kovalam has been a tourist haven for a long time, expect to find a number of good hotels in Thiruvananthapuram to choose from for hassle-free stays.
Treebo has made its presence felt with some of the best budget hotels in Kovalam offering top-class amenities at affordable tariffs. Their placement at prime locations in the town, facilitate easy and quick commute to most of the tourist destinations located in the vicinity. The hotels are at distances of 15 kilometres and 12.7 kilometres from the Thiruvananthapuram airport and the railway station respectively. Treebo has, since its inception, pledged to provide the best possible amenities to its guests at economical prices. So, go ahead and book a room at a Treebo hotel without second thoughts and relish a comfort-filled stay. On the other hand, make sure you book hotels in Kovalam that are best suited to your purpose of travel.
Best Places to Stay in Kovalam - When it comes to hotels in Kovalam, there are plenty of options to choose from. Luckily for tourists, most of the best places to stay in Kovalam also lie close to its popular landmarks. For those looking to unwind at the beach, Treebo Moonlight is one of the preferred choices. It is located a stone’s throw away from the tourist-favorite Hawa beach. Take an evening stroll along the beachline and treat your eyes to one of Kovalam’s magical sunsets. The beaches at Kovalam can get a little crowded on weekends (especially Sundays). Accordingly, you can choose to stay within walking distance to the beach or a couple of kilometers away.
Events in Kovalam - Kovalam doesn’t have a dedicated calendar of events (like Goa) even though it is a beach destination. Some of the luxury hotels and resorts have their own set of party nights for Halloween, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Kovalam, just like the rest of Kerala, celebrates festivals such as Onam, Vishu, Easter, Eid and Diwali. Region-specific celebrations include the Attukal Pongala, the Beemapally Uroos and the Aaraat at the Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram city. Kovalam is extremely welcoming to tourists and conducts guest-specific events on request. In order to cover a fair share of these events, ensure that your Kovalam hotel booking is done at the appropriate juncture on your holiday-calendar.
Experiences in Kovalam - The beaches at Kovalam are home to a multitude of hotels and resorts, offering great avenues for swimming, watersports and soothing Ayurvedic massages. The artificial off-shore coral reef at Kovalam has aided in environmental recoup apart from serving as an excellent spot for surfing, scuba diving and other water-related adventure activities. The Padmanabhaswamy temple (considered the richest Hindu temple in the world) is located 11 km away and needs to be on your list of must-visits. Kuthira Malika (Mansion of Horses), a palace erected by Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma, and located close to the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, is a flawless example of dazzling Kerala architecture. Being a coastal town, seafood is integral to the menu at all Kovalam restaurants and cafes. Authentic South Indian breakfasts can also be found at a number of restaurants. Local delights such as puttu (steamed rice cake) with kadala (peas) curry and kappa (tapioca) with meen (fish) curry are worth sampling. The Bait restaurant at Taj Vivanta is an excellent fine-dine choice by the beach. Go up the lighthouse for magnificent views of the coastline (the place shuts by 5 PM) or go souvenir-shopping at one of the many shops at the strip. When it comes to Kovalam hotels, Treebo always has an upper hand. Make Treebo your preferred choice for accommodation in Kovalam.
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