Welcome to Kovalam

Once a calm fishing village clustered around its crescent beaches, Kovalam competes with Varkala as Kerala’s most developed resort. The touristy main stretch, Lighthouse Beach, has hotels and restaurants built up along the shore, while Hawa Beach to the north is usually crowded with day-trippers heading straight from the taxi stand to the sand. Neither beach could be described as pristine, but at less than 15km from... Read More

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Trivandrum Airport to Kovalam Hotels

Trivandrum is the only non-metro city in India which has an international airport. Upon arrival in Trivandrum Airport, you will be greeted by your English-speaking chauffeur who will transfer to your hotel in Kovalam. You can select an Indigo or Innova depending on the number of passengers traveling. Enjoy your ride in the comfort of a private air-conditioned vehicle in good standard. The airport is only 6 km from Trivandrum railway station and 6 km from Trivandrum bus station so you can also book this transfer if you are arriving by rail or bus.

$1260 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Night Beach and Historical Tour of South India

Day 01: MaduraiUpon arrival at Madurai Airport or Railway Station, you will meet with the representative and transfer to the hotel in Madurai. Depending on your arrival flight schedule, if time permits, in the afternoon proceed for a sightseeing trip of Madurai. Visit the famous Sri Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Thirupparankundram Temple, Alagar Koil and Gandhi Museum. Overnight stay at the hotel in Madurai.Day 02: Madurai – Rameshwaram (175 km, approx. 4 hours drive)After breakfast proceed to Rameshwaram. After check-in to the hotel, go sightseeing of Rameshwaram, en-route visit Ramanathaswamy Temple, Agnitheertham, Ramjharoka Temple, Dhanushkodi and Adam’s Bridge. Overnight stay at hotel in Rameshwaram.Day 03: Rameshwaram – Kanyakumari (250 km, approx. 06 hours drive)After early breakfast drive to Kanyakumari and on arrival check in to the hotel. In the afternoon, explore Kanyakumari and visit Suchithram Temple, Devi Kanyakumari Temple, Vivekananda Rock, Gandhi Memorial and Triveni Sangam. In the evening, watch the most beautiful sunset of Kanyakumari. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kanyakumari.Day 04: Kanyakumari – Kovalam (100 km, approx. 03 hours drive)After breakfast transfer to Kovalam, the “Paradise of the South”. After checking in to the hotel on arrival, you can either relax at the hotel or chill at the beautiful Kovalam Beach. Overnight stay at the hotel/resort in Kovalam.Day 05: Kovalam – Trivandrum After the breakfast leave for Trivandrum and visit the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, Veli Tourist Village and the Shanghumukham Beach. Overnight stay at the hotel/resort in Trivandrum Day 06: TrivandrumThere is no itinerary planned for the day. After breakfast you will be transferred to Trivandrum International Airport for your onward journey. The tour ends in Trivandrum.

$1006.77 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Night Kerala Tour from Kochi, Munnar, Alleppey, Kovalam to Trivendrum

Day 01: Kochi                                                                         On arrival at Cochin International Airport be greeted and picked up by your representative and then transferred to the hotel for check-in. Relax for the rest of the day. Overnight stay at Travancore Court in Kochi.                                                         Day 02: Kochi [B]After breakfast go for a city sightseeing tour in Kochi. Stroll along the small alleys and streets and visit the ancient Chinese Fishing Nets along the beach and admire the setting sun in the back drop of Arabian Sea. Also visit the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Basilica. The sightseeing ends in the Fort Kochi area where you can walk through the historical Dutch and Portuguese buildings. In the evening, see the Kathakali Dance Show in the nearby performance centre. This is India's one of the most spectacular dance forms, based on stories from Ramayana and Mahabharata. Overnight stay in Kochi.Day 03: Kochi - Munnar (128 km, approx. 4 hours drive) [B]After breakfast drive to Munnar, a breathtakingly beautiful city with peace and tranquility. Upon arrival in Munnar check in to the hotel and relax for the rest of the day. Stay overnight at Silver Tips or Sienna Village in Munnar.Day 04: Munnar [B]After breakfast spend a day exploring Munnar and places of interests in its vicinity. Munnar is at the confluence of three rivers; in Tamil, "Munnar" is a shortened version of "Munnu Aar", and the word "munnu" means "three" and "aar" means "river". The 3 mountain streams - Madurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala - join together here. Munnar is also a commercial centre with one of the world's best tea estates. Overnight in Munnar. Day 05: Munnar - Allepey (161 km, approx. 3-4 hours drive) [B, L, D]After breakfast drive to Alleppey, known as the “Venice of the East”. Alleppey is a fascinating city of Kerala and on arrival in Kerala board a deluxe houseboat for lunch and relax. On-board catering will provide the best of Kerala cuisine to suit your tastes. At night the boat will be anchored on Lake Vembanad. Stay overnight on the houseboat.Day 06: Alleppy - Kovalam (160 km, approx. 3-4 hours drive) [B]After breakfast at the houseboat and then proceed to Kovalam. Beach Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees and true to its name. The village offers an endless sight of coconut trees is 15 km to the south of Thiruvananthapuram (the old name is Trivendrum) and is one of the finest beaches in India. It is an ideal place to swim, sunbathe and perhaps enjoy the ancient rites of an Ayurvedic massage and oil bath at your own expense. Overnight stay at Kovalam Uday Samudra. Day 07: Kovalam - Trivendrum [B]After breakfast and check-out from your hotel drive to Trivendrum for some shopping or other sightseeing. After lunch visit Padamanabha Temple, Palace Museum and Napier Museum. The tour ends in Trivendrum. You will be transferred to Thiruvanathapuram International Airport for your onward journey.  

$540 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Night Kerala Tour to Kochi, Munnar, Periyar, Allepey and Kovalam

Day 01 : Arrival in Kochi and Transfer to HotelIn the morning you will be picked up from Cochin International Airport or your hotel in Kochi and transferred to hotel. Kochi was the most famous port for spice trading and still has few monuments dating to the Portuguese period. Overnight stay in hotel. Day 02 : Half-day Tour of Kochi and Drive to Munnar [B]After breakfast proceed to visit the Mattancherry Palace, Chinese fishing net and spice market. In the afternoon you will be transported to Munnar and upon arrival check in to the hotel. Explore this wonderful city for the rest of the your day. Overnight stay in hotel. Day 03 : Munnar Full-Day Tour [B]After breakfast proceed to a full-day tour of Munnar and visit some of the most popular attractions including Echo Point, Mattupety Dam, Eravikulam National Park. Overnight stay in hotel. Day 04 : Munnar to Periyar [B]After breakfast transfer from Munnar to Periyar. On arrival, check in to the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Periyar. You will also enjoy the Kathakali Dance Show in Periyar. Overnight stay in hotel. Day 05 : Periyar to Alleppey and board A/C Deluxe Houseboat [B,L,D]After breakfast you will proceed to Alleppey and board a deluxe A/C houseboat. Dinner and overnight on houseboat. Day 06 : Alleppey to Kovalam [B]You will be picked up from the houseboat in the morning and drive to Kovalam (approx. 5-6 hours). On arrival in Kovalam, check in to the hotel and relax for the rest of the day. Overnight stay in hotel. Day 07 : Beaches in Kovalam. [B]Enjoy the lovely beaches in Kovalam. Overnight stay in hotel. Day 08 : Kovalam to Trivendrum Airport [B] There is no itinerary planned for the day. Afternoon you will be transferred to Trivandrum International Airport to board your onward flight.

$1440 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Day South India Tour to Kochi from Trivandrum

Day 1 : TrivandrumPick up from your hotel in Trivandrum and transfer to our hotel for check in and breakfast. At 8:30am take a tour of the city visiting Napier Museum,Vizhinjam Lighthouse,Agasthya Mala,Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Pazhavangadi Temple. After lunchdrive to Kovalam Beach and see the setting sun. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.Day 2: Trivandrum - Poovar IslandAfter breakfast leave for the Poovar Island situated in the Arabian Sea. Check into a resort. Stroll around this lovelyisland. In the afternoon take a ferry to the Golden Sand Beach. Take a complimentary Ayurvedic massage. Dinner and overnight.Day 3: Poovar Island - Kanya Kumari - KovalamAfter an early breakfast take an excursion to Kanya Kumari ( Cape Comorin) . This beautiful place is the southernmost tip of PeninsularIndia and at the confluence of Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. See Our Lady of Ransom Church, Mathur Aqueduct,Vivekanand Rock Memorial and Padmanabhapuram Palace. Take a walk on the beach. After sunset drive 90-km to Kovalam. Relax onit's magnificent beaches.Dinner and overnight at Kovalam.Day 4: Kovalam - AlleppeyAfter breakfast take a 5-hour drive to Alleppey and check into a houseboat. Cruise through the serene backwaters. Enjoy your leisurein the houseboat. Dinner and overnight in the houseboat.Day 5: Alleppey - ThekkadyAfter breakfast leave for Thekkady on a 3-hour journey. Check into our hotel. Visit the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary,Spring Valley Mountain,Pandikuzhi and Abraham's Spice Garden. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.Day 6: Thekkady - MunnarAfter breakfast leave for Munnar, a lovely resort with tea plantations all around. Visit the Echo Point,Eravikulam National Park - home ofthe Nilgiri tahr mountain goats. Dinner and overnight.Day 7: Munnar - Kochi ( Cochin)After breakfast leave for Kochi - called queen of the Arabian Sea. Take a tour of the city visiting the Folklore Museum,the Jewish Synagogue,Ettumanoor Shiva Temple,Vallarpadam Church and Santa Cruz Basilica. Stroll in the colorful market of Cochinand drive through its beautiful coastline. Dinner before checking into your hotel.Free drop off at your hotel in Kochi after dinner. End of your tour at Kochi.

$11 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Transfer: Trivandrum Airport (TRV) to Trivandrum or Kovalam Hotels

Upon your arrival at Trivandrum International Airport (domestic or International), your friendly and professional English-speaking driver will greet you at the arrival terminal exit gate with a placard of your name. Along the driver will provide you with a brief history of the town and answer any questions you may have. You can be dropped off at your hotel in either Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) or Kovalam city. At the time of booking, please make sure the information of details of your flight and your hotel name and address will be provided. For luggage restrictions, please keep it 1 medium size suitcase and a hand bag per person.