Kovalam (Kerala)

Things to do - general

"Kovalam" means a grove of coconut trees and true to its name the village offers an endless sight of coconut trees. The crescent-shaped beach has three parts. The southern most beach, and the most popular, is light house beach. It offers an amazing sight of Vizhinjam mosque. The northern Samudra is a laidback one and time seems stands still here. The middle, hawah, in the early day, is a beehive of activities with fishermen setting out for sea. Beaches Evening time view of the beach Kovalam has three beaches separated by rocky outcroppings in its 17 km coastline, the three together form the famous crescent of the Kovalam beach Lighthouse Beach The southernmost beach, the Lighthouse Beach is the one most frequented by tourists, Lighthouse Beach got its name due to the old Vizhinjam Lighthouse located on a rocky promontory here. Its intermittent beams at night render the beach with an unearthly charm. See some images of Kovalam here. Hawah Beach Eve’s Beach, more commonly

Tourist facilities

There are a large number of beach resorts in and around Kovalam. The sea port of Vizhinjam is about 3 km away and famous for its special varieties of fish, old Hindu temples, big churches and a mosque. The Proposed International Trans shipment Terminal at Vizhinjam is also close to Kovalam.

Kovalam was among the most prominent tourist spots in India during the hippy era. It still has a high status among tourists, who arrive mostly from Europe and Israel.Kovalam is finding a new significance in the light of several Ayurvedic salons, and recuperation and regeneration resorts which provide a wide variety of Ayurvedic treatments for tourists.

Valliyoorkav is a temple of historic and social significance.

Pallikunnu Church, 14 km from Kalpetta is a famous Pilgrim centre in north Kerala.

Varambatta Mosque is one of the oldest mosque in Wayanad and it's famous for varambata nercha. Varambatta is one of the most sunni populated area in wayanad. There is many institutions lead by Varambatta Sunni Jama'ath Committee. A beautiful masjid habe build by Sha'kh Aboobacker Ahmad. Two deeni madrassas are going goodly named as Muneerul Islam Sunni Madrassa& Malharul Uloom Sunni Madrassa. SSF is leading youth wing in Varambatta. And a nercha is going on by Sunni Associations on Meenam every year

Mazhuvannur Maha Siva Kshethram is an ancient Shiva temple near Tharuvana. Karat Siva Temple is a very old temple near Kommayad

Sulthan Bathery is famous for its fort, which was built by Tipu Sultan.

The tomb of the king Pazhassi Raja, who fought the British with the help of Kurichiya warriors, is in Mananthavady.

Lakkidi, the entry-point to Wayanad on the road from Kozhikode, receives the highest rainfalls in India.

Pookode lake is a famous tourist centre near Lakkidi.

For the adventurous: Chembra peak, Banasura peak and Brahmagiri peak will provide a tough trek experience.

Kuruva Dweep (10 km from Mananthavady) is a unique and fragile delta system on the Kabini River

An important and unusual pilgrim centre for sociologists and educationists is Kanavu a centre for alternative education which help the adivasis (tribals) to adapt to the challenges without losing their cultural moorings.

Ananthanatha Swami Temple, (also known as ParswanathaSwamy Jain Temple at Puliyarmala) is a beautiful Jain temple located at Puliyarmala, 6 km from Kalpetta.

Pakshipathalam is a very popular trekking spot on the Kerala-Karnataka border.

Soochipara, Kanthapara, and Meenmutty are waterfalls in the Meppadi-Ambalavayal region.

Thovarimala Ezhuthupara is 5 km from Sulthan Bathery have 400M trekking to reach Thovarimala Ezhuthupara we can see stone age pictorial writing on a rock.

Meenmutty Falls is 29 km from Kalpetta in Wayanad District. It is Kerala's second largest waterfall and the one most unspoiled in its natural setting.ctory in Wayanad, 10 km from Vythiri.


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