Geography and Climate of Kovalam
Altitude Sea level Latitude 8′ 05′ Longitude 77′ 15″ Rainfall 170 cm Season Throughout Tropical (Best September to May) Temperature – Summer 20.6c(mean min), Winter 18.0c(mean min)
Kovalam is bestowed with 17 kms coastline and having three prominent beaches. Kovalam beach consist of three successive crescent beaches spearated by rocky headlands – Light House Beach, Hawwa Beach and Samudra Beach. Southernmost beach is the The Lighthouse Beach is most popular among the three. Red and white coloured one tower exists that’s why, it is called as Lighthouse beach. The northernmost one is the Samudra and is the quietest. Hawwa Beach is the one in the middle where fishing activities are common in the mornings. Ashoka beach is also the part of Kovalam beach. Kovalam beach sands are partially black in colour due to the presence of ilmenite and thorazite.
The scenic beauty and serenity is supplemented by the availability of excellent accommodation and transportation facilities. The beach-side restaurants serve fresh seafood inculfing lobsters, tiger prawns, crab, etc. Shallow waters are ideal for sea bath and swimming. Apart from sun bathing, Kerala tourists enjoy ayurvedic rejuvenenation, yoga and meditation, special cultural programmes, catamaran cruising, beach games, etc.
Kovalam features hot, equatorial climate. The best season to visit Kovalam would be between the months of October and February. However, the monsoons, the months between June and August are the best time for an Ayurvedic treatment. During Christmas and New Year time, tourists in large numbers visit Kovalam beach.