Kovalam - A beautiful, curving, palm-fringed beach of
golden sands and safe bathing have made India's major beach
resort. It is an internationally known holiday destination. This
natural bay is a safe sea-pool free from high waves and surges -
ideal for swimming, surfing and skiing. The more adventurous can
ride out into the sea on a catamaran.
Several other hotels and guest
houses have sprung up on the hillsides overlooking the beach,
taking advantage of the Kovalam boom. Among the many other
attractions here are water sports, a theatre that stages
traditional Kathakali dance dramas, a yoga centre and facilities
for traditional oil bathing and massages according to the ancient
Kerala Ayurvedic system.