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13 Best Adventure Things to do in Kovalam for an exciting Vacation

Kovalam is a place of beautiful beaches in the coastal area of Kerala. For beach lovers Kovalam is paradise and being situated near three seas there is a number of water sports are available. In Kovalam, you can go to the beaches for sunset view and enjoy various skiing rides. Some of the best activities to do in Kovalam are parasailing and scuba diving. The best time to visit the Kovalam village is in the winter season and summer season as that is the time to enjoy various water sport adventures. Here, I listed some best Things to do in Kovalam….. Enjoy the Blog.

Famous Adventure Activities at Kovalam for an Exciting Vacation

  • Parasailing in Kovalam
  • Kayaking in Kovalam
  • Sea-surfing in Kovalam
  • Speed boat safari
  • Scuba diving
  • Catamaran ride
  • Ayurvedic treatment
  • Yoga lessons
  • Restaurants in Kovalam
  • Sightseeing tour
  • Artificial Offshore Coral Reef
  • Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium
  • Oceanic sunset views

1. Parasailing in Kovalam

Parasailing
Parasailing

This is one of the most selected activity among tourists and is best to have a thrill experience with stunning views of Arabian sea. There are many beaches in Kovalam where you can go for parasailing, mostly tourists like to go to the lighthouse beach. In this adventure water spot, you will be tied to a parachute and that parachute would be attached to a boat a guide will help you to enjoy the parasailing ride.          

Timings: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Charges: INR 1400 onwards

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2. Kayaking in Kovalam

Kayaking
Kayaking

This is a famous water adventure activity to try in Kovalam. Kayaking is the name of a boat that resembles the shape of a snake, in this activity, you will be rowing in the sea in a boat. You can go with an instructor if you are new to this sport or go solo with a life jacket. Kayaking is an activity chosen by many people who like to row-boat in the sea.        

Location: Lighthouse beach, Karamana river 

Timings: 9:00AM – 7:00PM

Charges: INR 1500 onwards

3. Sea Surfing in Kovalam

Sea Surfing
Sea Surfing

There are many few people in India who know how to surf onboard in sea and those who like surfing there are several beaches where you go surfing in Kovalam. There is a club in Kovalam that is named Kovalam surf club that provides training to those who are new to surfing. If you are a beginner and want to surf in sea then you can go join either paid or free surfing club to learn the technique. The charges of surfing in the sea depend on how many hours you want to surf.   

Location: Lighthouse beach

Timings: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Charges: Charges depends on the number of hours you choose (INR400 – INR1000)

4. Speed Boat Safari 

Speed Boat Safari
Speed Boat Safari

The speed boat safari is a great way to explore the sea and having that cool breeze through your hairs is another level experience. People who have water-phobia and cannot do any other activities like surfing or skiing in jet-ski then they can choose speed boat as you will be accompanied by an instructor and the ride doesn’t last long and there is no chance of drowning. So, speed boat safari is a  great option to explore the ocean, for everyone.         

Location: Lighthouse beach, Samudra beach

Timings: 9:00AM – 7:00PM

Charges: INR 1400 onwards

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5. Scuba Diving in Kovalam

Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving

If you want to explore marine life from close and you don’t fear water then scuba diving is for you. Swimming skills don’t matter here, even if you don’t know how to swim you need not to worry because there certified instructors who will teach you and also look after your safety. In Kovalam, there are certified schools where can even go for a certification course. Scuba diving in Kovalam is a lifetime experience for everyone the level of scuba diving is set according to beginners.  

Location: Scuba Cochin Dive center, Kovalam 

Timings: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Charges: INR 6000 onwards

6. Catamaran Ride

Catamaran Ride
Catamaran Ride

Boating is the best way to explore the seas, gliding on blue water and having a cold breeze on your face is an experience everyone would like to have. The catamaran is a traditional look alike boat in which you can row to discover the places you haven’t. the ride in Catamaran lasts around 50 minutes and those 50 minutes are just mesmerizing. 

Location = Vellayani Lake, Hawah Beach

Timings = 9:00AM – 7:00PM

Charges = INR 1000 onwards

7. Artificial Offshore Coral Reef

Artificial Offshore Coral Reef
Artificial Offshore Coral Reef

The project of artificial coral reef was introduced by the government to protect the environment and now the place is a major attraction among tourists. The project became famous when they introduced surfing and diving as an activity for tourists who visit here. If you want to dive here you will be provided with a proper outfit and will be guided by an instructor. Best time to visit the place is between March to June as the water becomes pleasant for diving. 

Duration: 1-2 hour

Timings: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Charges: Free

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8. Oceanic Sunset view

Sunsets at Beaches
Sunsets at Beaches

Kovalam is situated near three seas and that is one of the reasons that Kovalam has so many sunset view-points. Most famous spots from where you can the best view of sunset are Lighthouse Beach and Ashoka Beach. Lighthouse beach is the most crowded beach and Ashoka beach is the calmest beach in Kovalam. 

Location: Hawah Beach, Samudra beach, Ashoka Beach, Lighthouse beach

Timings: 9:00AM – 7:00PM

Charges: Free

Off – Beat Activities to enjoy at Kovalam

9. Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium 

Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium
Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium

The marine aquarium is the village Vizhinjam which is the busiest fishing harbors. The place is just 2 km away from Kovalam and is officially known as Sagarika Marine Research, in the aquarium you can see various species of fishes. The place is must-visit for people who love marine life and want to get more knowledge. 

In the aquarium, you can feed the fishes and best activity to do in the aquarium is that you can put your head in a box made of glass and through that, you can have a closer look at marine life.

Location: Vizhinjam Village

Timings: 9:00AM – 7:00PM

Charges: INR 20

10. Ayurvedic Treatment

Spa and Massage
Spa and Massage

Ayurveda centers can be found everywhere in Kerala as it is the symbol of Kerala’s legacy. Ayurveda massage and spa centers help to treat many ailments to cure anxiety and stress. There are many resorts in Kerala that offer the Ayurveda service for their clients and for everyone else too. In these centers, various techniques are used for treatment and the oils that are used are organic. 

Location: Leela beach resort, ideal ayurvedic resort, Shin Shiva resort 

Timings: 9:00AM – 7:00PM

Charges: INR 1500 onwards

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11. Yoga sessions to escape Anxiety and Tension 

Yoga sessions
Yoga sessions

This is a perfect way to escape daily stressful life and get relief from anxiety, depression and many diseases. An ashram in Kovalam organizes yoga classes for everyone and daily classes on meditation and yoga. You can even do a course from the ashram, there are many branches of ashram aa over India.     

Location: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwanthari Ashram

Timings: 6:00AM – 7:00PM

12. Feed your hunger at Kovalam

Authentic cuisines
Authentic cuisines

Being situated in the coastal area of Kerala there are many famous places and activities to go for. While exploring the town you would like to eat something and there are many restaurants in Kovalam that offer authentic food and taster of South India. Popular dishes in Kerala are dosha, vada, idli and also the sea-food. One of the famous cafés in Kovalam is the Jeevan Music café that offers the best service in town. 

Timings: 9:00AM – 7:00PM

Charges: Depends on what you order

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13. Sightseeing tour

Karamana River
Karamana River

For a tour of sightseeing you need to plan your day or what you can do is hire a guide that will take you to the places best in town. There are many places in town to explore and some of the places look more beautiful when explored in houseboats. There is a number of rivers and beaches where you can go for adventure activities or explore the history of Kerala.        

Location = Karamana river, Aruvikkara dam, Neyyar dam.

Timings = 9:00AM – 7:00PM

Charges = Around INR 500

Frequently Asked Questions?

Q. How to reach Kovalam?

A. By Flight = Nearest Airport from Kovalam is Trivandrum International Airport. (20 km)
By Train = Nearest Railway Station from Kovalam is Thiruvananthapuram Central (16km).
By Road = There are many bus and taxi services available in this city which connects the whole place by road.

Q. What are the best activities to enjoy at Kovalam?

A. There are many tourist activities you can enjoy at Kovalam like Parasailing, Kayaking, Speed Boat Safari and many more.


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