There are three crescent shaped beaches and all three are popular hot spots. The three are separated by rocky headlands. Along the long coast there are also other less famous but equally scenic beaches.
Kovalam beach, was discovered by the western hippies in the 1960s. It was they who chanced upon this hidden paradise, till then a fishing village (as it still is on Chowara Beach). It has since become one of the most popular beach destinations. Kovalam has today acquired all the trappings of a beach resort . The seaside eateries serving a fusion of Indian and continental food, itinerant hawkers, fast food vendors, pubs etc.
Kovalam Homestays are a unique way of discovering the cultural mosaic of fascinating Kovalam, the exquisite tropical land. Ripples India offers to book home stays in Kovalam and promises you memorable holidays. The concept of Kovalam home stays basically gives you a unique opportunity to stay with an ordinary Malayali family in a private and very typical Kerala home. Wake up with the family; imitate their daily routine; eat home cooked Kerala cuisine served on plantain leaves; interact with the family; feel warmth exuding from every nook of the Kerala home; see Kerala with the eyes of your hosts and learn more about the land of coconuts and lustrous backwaters. There are several homes in Kovalam that have been designed in the style of a traditional tharavadu. Use a natural washroom with screens of banana trees that is so typical of traditional Kerala, South India
Kovalam Homestays providing accommodation for Individuals and groups for all budgets.