The is Internationally renowned beach resort is a favorite haunt of tourists since the 1930s. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches. The southernmost, known as the Lighthouse Beach, is the most popular of the three. Kovalam offers accommodation to suit all budgets.
A quiet secluded stretch of sand, the Papanasam Beach in Varkala is known for its mineral springs and rocky cliffs.
The 2000-year-old Sree Janardhana Swamy temple and the Nature Care Centre are the two main attractions here.
This is a favorite haunt of sunset watchers. The beach is adjacent to the Thiruvananthapuram Airport and Veli Tourist Village. An indoor recreation club, the matsyakanyaka and a restaurant shaped like a starfish are the major attractions here.