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Samudra Beach

Resting to the north of the beach, the Samudra Beach located at Kovalam in the district of Thiruvananthapuram of Kerala, can be accessed only by opting for an alternate route past the Kovalam Junction. It is a delightful sight to see the waves crashing on the sturdy rocks beneath as you take a walk along the vast stretch of sea wall in here. Kovalam initially received attention when the Regent Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi of Travancore elevated her beach resort, Halcyon Castle, in this place heading at the end of 1920s. Only after that, the place was brought to the public attention by her nephew who was the then Maharaja of Travancore. The European invites and guests of the then Travancore Empire realized the potentiality of Kovalam beach ideal as a tourist spot in the 1930s. At the beginning of seventies, arrived several hippies on their way while traveling to Ceylon in the Hippie Trail. This flight resulted into the transition of Kerala’s casual fishing village into one of the most popular and important tourist destinations across the country. Shallow waters extending to a range of hundreds of meters are perfect for swimming. Apart from this, the beaches are blessed with headlands covered in steep palm; also lined with stores that provide all types of goods and services.


  • Nearest bus terminal is at Thiruvananthapuram which is just 16 km away.
  • Nearest railway station is at Thiruvananthapuram, which is just 16 km away.
  • Closest airport is the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport which is approximately 14km away.

How to Reach

By Air

Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is the nearest airport to the place. It is just around 14 km away from the beach. The place being a major tourist destination with many other attractions for the tourists, the frequency of flights from all over the country and even across the globe is flexible.

By Rail

Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station being the closest railway station is located at a distance of 16 km from the beach.

By Road

Thiruvananthapuram Central Bus stand is located just 16 km away from the beach. The buses and the roads, both, due to the number of several tourists traveling, are maintained in a good condition. You can reach the place in a time span of just 40-45 minutes through the roadways.

By Water

Boats travelling from the main areas of the Kerala like Kochi, Mangalore etc. take a halt here. Apart from that the Vijhinjam’s sea port is at a distance of just 3 km from the beach. The proposed, upcoming International Trans shipment Terminal located at Vizhinjam is near to Kovalam.


Days in the place are pretty hot and humid, while the nights are pleasingly cool and breezy. The coziest season of this area is the summer. Quite heavy rainfall is experienced by this beach town during the rainy season. On the other hand, winter of this place is moderate and pretty mild. Yet, in core winter season, days are coldish usually than summer and nights can be a bit frosty.  The perfect time to visit this beach town can be defined from the September to March. This period of time is determined as winter season; because of both bright sunny days and breezy chiller nights. This is the prime reason, numerous tourists get attracted to this place from all over the world.

Nearby Attractions

  • Lighthouse - Suitable for casual walks and cycling.
  • Karamana River and Boating - Experience the breathtaking scenes of backwaters indulging in the replenishing greenery.
  • Vellayanki Lake - Enjoy the boat race during the festival of Onam.
  • Edakallu - Mesmerizing sun viewing spot.
  • Kovalam Art Gallery - Find the inner peace and retrospection through the exquisite paintings and artifacts of old age times.


The place being the tourist destination, gives you eclectic shopping options. Street shopping and also the beach shopping is the major tourist attraction. Apart from that, visitors may also opt to visit Trivandrum for more options like knitted clothes, apparels etc. Kairali Handicraft in the vicinity is a famous place for art works for souvenirs and gifting purposes.

Food Corners

Just 2 kms away from the beach is the Octopus restaurant that serves you the best quality of sea food. Also, there are many food joints in the vicinity making you enjoy the regional culinary. Vegans and multi cuisine favoring clan too can find variety of options.