Activities at Kovalam Beach for adventure enthusiasts - Look forward to an exciting beach holiday
The word 'serene' comes to mind when we think of Kerala, but what about 'thrill'? Kerala - especially the Kovalam Beach is chock-a-block with some of India's most enthralling adventure experiences.
Kovalam Beach, just 16 km from Thiruvananthapuram, is one of India's most popular and beautiful beaches. Indeed, it has been a global tourism destination since the 1930s, thanks to its splendid, calm waters and untouched natural beauty. And yes, it offers much more than just sunbathing and swimming, especially for adrenaline junkies.
So, what are some of the best activities you can enjoy at Kovalam Beach for an exciting and memorable beach holiday as an adventure enthusiast? Here's a definitive list.
Kovalam Beach is known for its consistent waves and ideal conditions for surfing. You can rent a surfboard or take a lesson from one of the many surf schools that operate on the beach. You can also join a surf camp or take a surf tour that helps you explore different spots along the coast. Surfing is a great way to experience the thrill of riding the waves and feeling the breeze hit your face.
If you want a bird's eye view of the stunning coastline and the Arabian Sea, then parasailing is the activity for you. You will be strapped to a parachute and towed by a speedboat that will lift you into the air. As you soar over the water, you will feel like flying and enjoy the panoramic scenery. Parasailing is a safe and fun activity that anyone can try if you are not afraid of heights.
If you want to explore the calm backwaters and mangroves surrounding Kovalam Beach, kayaking is perfect. You can rent a kayak or join a guided tour that will take you through the serene and scenic waterways. You will get to see various species of wildlife and plants as well as local fishermen, and villagers. Kayaking is a relaxing and eco-friendly way to experience the natural beauty of Kovalam Beach.
Snorkelling is a must-do activity to discover the world that lies beneath the waters of Kovalam Beach. You can rent snorkelling gear or join a snorkelling trip that will take you to some of the best spots to view colourful corals and fish from. You will be amazed by the diversity and richness of the marine life that inhabits the waters here. Snorkelling is an easy and enjoyable activity that anyone can do if you know how to swim.
If you want to go deeper and see more of the wonders that can be found underwater, scuba diving is the ultimate adventure. You can get a certification or take an introductory course from one of the many dive centres that operate on the beach. You can also choose from various dive sites that suit your level and interest. You will see amazing coral reefs, shipwrecks, caves, and marine creatures such as turtles, rays, sharks, and dolphins. Scuba diving is an exhilarating and rewarding experience that will give you a new perspective on life.
As you can see, Kovalam Beach has something for everyone who loves adventure and nature. And if you put up in a 5-star beach resort like The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel, you also get the perks of luxurious accommodation with curated adventure activities and experiences for all guests! May Kovalam Beach make all your adventure dreams come true!