Also called the Paradise of South, Kovalam has three beaches—The Main Beach (also called Leela / Samudra Beach), Lighthouse Beach and Hawa Beach. Look out for water sports, swimming, sunbathing and surfboarding.
Then visit the Vizhinjam Mosque, Ashok Beach, Ganapathi Temple and Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, with its variety of marine life including Rock Lobsters and Piranhas. Then, head to the 8th-century Vizhinjam Cave Temple, a granite boulder with an opening on the side, leading to an underground cave. Legends have it that the cave mouth was miraculously shut after a Muslim woman made gold offering.