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Kovalam The Kovalam Beach:

(16 km from Thiruvananthapuram city): This internationally renowned beach resort has been a favourite haunt of tourists since the 1930s.

kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches. The southernmost, known as the Lighthouse Beach, is the most popular.

Kovalam offers accommodation options to suit all budgets.

The Varkala Beach

(41 km from Thiruvananthapuram city): Varkala is a seaside resort an spa, as well as an important Hindu cente of pilgrimage. High cliffs with rich mineral springs rise majestically from the coastline.

The 2000 years old Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple and the Nature Care Centre are the two main attraction here.

The Shanghumukham Beach

(8 km from Thiruvanathapuram city): This is a favourite haunt of sunset watchers. The beach is adjacent to the Thiruvananthapuram airport and Veli Tourist Village.

An indoor recreation clum, the matsya kanyaka (a gigantic, 35 m loing sculpture of a mermaid ) and a restaurant shaped like a starfish are the major attractions here.

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