Kovalam which means 'a grove of coconut trees, is a small beach town situated about 16 km from the city of Thiruvananthapuram which is very famous for its three beaches i.e Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach. Sunbathing, swimming, ayurvedic herbal massages, water sport activities are some of those many activities which can be done here. Kovalam as a town came into light when Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bai, the Queen of Travancore built the Halcyon Palace here. Another reason due to which Kovalam came in the sights of the people was because of her nephew who was the Maharaja of Travancore. The European guests which the kingdom hosted realised the actual potential of this town and developed it into a beach destination around the 1930's. Now in the modern times, Kovalam is a host to many luxurious ayurvedic health resorts and many budget hotels which cater to all types of tourists. A small day trip to Thiruvananthapuram for visiting some of the most famous places like the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Napier Museum and Sri Chitra Art Gallery is definitely worth taking. Check out some of the itineraries created by our users and customise it as per your requirements. Book your Kovalam tour packages, Kovalam beach holidays and Kovalam honeymoon packages from among the below customisable Kerala tours.