Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerela is a significantly sought after tourist destination in South India. Trivandrum boasts of elongated coastlines, enthralling backwaters, ancient monuments as well as a unique cultural heritage that binds many. Apart from the vivid seashores, Trivandrum also offers splendid views of the Western Ghats. Such an amalgamation of scenic as well as historic beauty combines together to make the trip quite unforgettable. But the main attraction of Trivandrum is the various beaches. There are many hotels in Trivandrum near the beach that offer leisure and fun.
The very famous Kovalam beach is a mere 16 kms drive from the city and constitutes shallow and crystal clear waters and is thronged by all kinds of tourists round the year. Once a favorite destination of hippies, the beach now comprises of many Trivandrum hotels, cafes, resorts and spa centers. Tourists can not only enjoy bathing, swimming and playing on the beach but also unwind and rejuvenate at the various government approved ayurvedic centers. Tourists would also enjoy the hawkers selling affordable beach wear as well as antique/ local handicrafts. More often though the beach is crowded, but has still treasured its intrinsic charm. Tourists visiting Kovalam, would also enjoy the nearby beaches that are Samudra beach, Ashok beach, Eve’s beach and Lighthouse beach. Though the southern part of the beaches is crowded, the northern part is safe for swimming, frolicking water sports, sunbathing etc. Located 8 kms from the main city is the Shanghumugham Beach that is full of tourist attractions. The beach has an indoor recreation club, the children’s traffic training park; the ‘matsya kanyaka’ i.e. a huge mermaid statuette and a unique restaurant that has a shape of a star fish. Varkala is another famous beach in Trivandrum which is also often connoted as a pilgrimage centre. The beach is more known for its religious ethos and called as Beach of Redemption as many Hindus immerse ashes of their ancestors. Tourists would also find Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple and the Nature Care Centre.
Trivandrum Hotel near Beach
Among the various hotels in Trivandrum near beach is Hotel Regency that charges Rs. 750 per night and is hence budget friendly. The various facilities offered by the hotel are nicely appointed rooms, multi cuisine restaurant, conference facilities, internet facilities, a roof-top garden/restaurant etc. The hotel has got nearly 84% customer recommendation and feedback like, “Comfortable hotel, deserves best rating” and “amazing budget stay”. Among other Trivandrum beach hotels is Beach and Lake Ayurvedic Resort with well-furnished rooms, en suite bathrooms having individual verandas offering both the sea and lake views, ayurvedic centre, swimming pool and Jacuzzi.