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Kovalam, Kerala

Kovalam Holidays

Kovalam Holidays are situated on one of the best known beach resorts in Kerala. Translated Kovalam means grove of coconut trees and this couldn’t be a better description for this former fishing town due to the palm covered headlands which separate the three main sandy beaches in Kovalam. Overlooking the Arabian Sea, the beaches in Kovalam offer safe bathing and are the major attraction of this resort.

Kovalam beach holidays

Kovalam holidays are best known for the quality of its golden sandy beaches. To the north the quieter beaches are used by the fishermen who pull their nets directly on to the beach. Due to the quality of the local fish and the history of Kovalam as a fishing town most of the local restaurants specialise in seafood and fish dishes which are excellent. To the south of the Kovalam beach the bays are more populated with holiday makers. The safe waters at Kovalam also offer great opportunities for snorkelling and you can try scuba diving, or if you don’t want to get you feet wet, why not book a boat trip from the beach along the coast?

Kovalam holidays - great facilities available

There are a number of sites and places of interest in Kovalam and the surrounding area, to the south is the port of Vizhinjam, famous for its temples and mosque as well as the high quality of its local fish. The town of Kovalam has a number of shops offering a range of souvenirs while hotels and salons in Kovalam also offer Ayurvedic massage, ideal for rejuvenating and relaxing whilst on holiday in Kerala.

Weather and Climate

Located on the southwestern coast of India, Kerala is hot all year around with temperatures between 27c and 33C all year. The highest sunshine hours per day are Nov - May with aprox 10 hours per day, this falls to 2 - 5 hours per day Jun - Sep. Humidity is between 70 - 85% with the highest humidity being from July - Sep. Monsoon season is from June-Sep with between 260 - 620mm of rainfall per month, the remainder of the year is generally very dry.

Kerala Temperatures

Kovalam Highlights

  • Beaches lined with palm trees
  • Suited for snorkelling and diving

Fact File

  • Currency: Indian Rupee
  • Average Flying time: 12 - 17½ hours
  • Minimum temperature: 27°C
  • Maximum temperature: 33°C
  • Spoken Language(s): Malayalam, English
  • Visa (UK Passport Holders): A visa is required for entry into India. British Citizen Passport Holders will need to obtain an e-Tourist Visa (eTV) for travel to India. We work closely with The Travel Visa Company who will be able to arrange your visa on your behalf. Please call them on 01270 250 590 and quote 'Mercury Holidays'. The cost of the visa is approximately £72 per person. The Travel Visa Company can only apply for this 30 days before your proposed travel date and the visa takes around 10 working days to issue. It is only valid for a 30 day single entry stay from the date of arrival. When calling the Travel Visa Company they will advise you of any changes to the fees or the procedure, they will also advise you of all information they will require in order to apply for the visa.

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