Kovalam is a small coastal town in the southern Indian state of Kerala, south of Thiruvananthapuram. At the southern end of Lighthouse Beach is a striped lighthouse with a viewing platform. Palm-backed beaches also include Hawa Beach and Samudra Beach. Heading south, Vizhinjam Juma Masjid mosque overlooks the busy fishing harbor. Inland, Sagarika MarineResearch Aquarium displays technology used in pearl production.
When to visit : Kovalam has a warm, tropical climate. Jun–Jul and Oct–Nov are wet monsoon seasons. Winter (Dec–Mar) is drier, with cooling sea breezes. The main festival season (Jan–Mar) sees events like parades at the multi-day Elephant Festival (Jan).