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 …
Kovalam's main beach, notable for the candy-striped lighthouse at the southern end.
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.
Around the headland north of Lighthouse Beach, Samudra is notable for the five-star Vivanta By Taj and Leela hotels.
This small series of tanks displays fish from Kerala's waters, including lionfish and eels.
Busy beach just north of Lighthouse Beach.
Seaside mosque on Samudra Beach.