Kovalam is Kerala state's most famous beach and a major tourist attraction, situated about 16 kilometers from Trivandrum, capital of Kerala state in India.
There are three beaches named Samudra Beach, Hawa Beach and Light House Beach. The three are separated by rocky headlands. These are very scenic beaches.
The seaside eateries are in place serving Indian and continental food.
The most popular beach of the three is Lighthouse Beach aptly named for the big 35 meters high lighthouse situated on a hillock at the southermost end. Many small hotels, shops and restaurants are located at this beach, and is most frequented by international tourists.