Lighthouse in Kovalam

Vizhinjam Lighthouse

Kovalam's most distinguishing feature is the working candy-striped lighthouse at the southern end of Lighthouse Beach. Climb the spiral staircase – or the brand-new elevator – for vertigo-inducing views up and down …
Beach in Kovalam

Lighthouse Beach

Kovalam's main beach, notable for the candy-striped lighthouse at the southern end.
Harbour in Kovalam

Vizhinjam Harbour

About 1km south of Lighthouse Beach, Vizhinjam village has a busy harbour from where fishing boats head out each day, along with a couple of distinctive mosques.
Beach in Kovalam

Samudra Beach

Around the headland north of Lighthouse Beach, Samudra is notable for the five-star Vivanta By Taj and Leela hotels.
Aquarium in Kovalam

Vizhinjam Marine Research Aquarium

This small series of tanks displays fish from Kerala's waters, including lionfish and eels.
Beach in Kovalam

Hawa Beach

Busy beach just north of Lighthouse Beach.
Mosque in Kovalam


Seaside mosque on Samudra Beach.