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Experience & explore while you are at. Kovalam. Kovalam is one of the most popular beach destinations in India. Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees 16 Kilometres from Trivandrum Airport, international and domestic terminals. Trivandrum City : Half Day & Full Day Tour.

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Experience & explore

while you are at


  • Kovalam is one of the most popular beach destinations in India.

  • Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees

  • 16 Kilometres from Trivandrum Airport, international and domestic terminals.

Trivandrum City : Half Day & Full Day Tour

Distance from Kovalam : 15 Kilometers

Padmanabhaswamy Temple (entry only for Hindus)

The Napier Museum

The Horse Palace

Trivandrum Zoo

Sri Chithira Art Gallery

Keralam Museum

Golf Club

Trivandrum City : Half Day Tour

Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Distance from Kovalam : 12 Kilometres

The Padmanabhaswamy Temple around which the City literally developed, is an architectural wonder. Situated in the heart of the old city, the massive structure has a staggering 100 feet high "Gopuram", the main temple tower. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the family deity of the Royal Family of Travancore to whom the Temple belongs, the massive idol in the sanctum measures 18 feet in length and is covered with gold and other precious stones.

Temple timings are 03:30 – 04:45 hrs, 06:30 – 0700 hrs, 0830 -10:00 hrs,10:30 -11:10 hrs, 11:45-12:00 hrs

17:00 – 18:15 hrs and 18:45 -19:20 hrs

Dress code :Men - Dhoti / Women - Saree. The Temple is open only to Hindus.

Napier museum horse palace museum
Napier Museum & Horse Palace Museum

Distance from Kovalam : 16 & 12 Kilometers

The Napier Museum

The Horse Palace

Visiting Hours:10:00 -16:45 Hrs. Closed on Mondays (Lunch break 13:00 - 14:00 Hrs). This palace was built by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma, the King of Travancore, a great poet, musician, social reformer and statesman, in the mid 9th century. This rare specimen of workmanship in the traditional Travancore style of architecture has exquisite wood carvings. The palace museum displays paintings and various priceless collections of the Royal Family and is located near the Padmanabha Swamy Temple

Visiting Hours : 10:00 – 16:45 Hrs. Closed on Mondays & Wednesday forenoons (Lunch break 13:00-14:00 Hrs). Built in the 19th century, this Indo - Saracenic structure boasts a natural air conditioning system and houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings.

Sri chithira art gallery
Sri Chithira Art Gallery

Distance from Kovalam : 16 KMS

Visiting Timings : 10:00-16:45 hrs, closed on Mondays & Wednesdays forenoon

(Lunch break 13:00 - 14:00 Hrs)

The Sree Chithira Art Gallery features a rare collection of paintings by Raja Ravi Varma and Roerich among others, and fascinating works from the Mughal, Rajput and Tanjore schools of art. An oriental collection consisting of paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali offers a visual treat and are a tribute to the art and culture of these countries.

Keralam a museum of history and heritage at thiruvananthapuram distance from kovalam 15 kilometers
Keralam - a museum of history and heritage at Thiruvananthapuram Distance from Kovalam : 15 Kilometers

Housed in a heritage building, KERALAM captures the quintessence of the land in an enchanting 7,000 square feet of space

At KERALAM, take a trip back in time and explore the splendid heritage and the rich historic wealth of serene, spice-scented Kerala, God’s Own Country.

Visiting Timings 10:00- 16:45 hrs, closed on Mondays.

Thiruvananthapuram golf club
Thiruvananthapuram Golf Club

Distance from the hotel: 18 KMS

The Trivandrum golf course was laid out in the 1850s during the days of the late Maharajah Sree Moolam Thirunal, and is one of the oldest in the world. The royal family of erstwhile Travancore had established this golf course even before the Americans and the Europeans took to the game.

The nine-hole golf course is one of the smallest in the country, but one of the prettiest, the 25 acres has over 3,400 trees belonging to over 1,000 species and is one of the green lungs of the city.

Please contact the travel desk for booking and further information.

GREEN FEE : FOR: 750 & IND : 350 + TAX 10.3% / CLUB SET : FOR: 200 & IND : 100

CADDY FEE : 9 HOLES -150 & 18-HOLES -250

Trivandrum zoo
Trivandrum Zoo

Distance from Kovalam : 15 Kilometres

Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, one of the oldest in the country, was established as an adjunct to the Museum in 1857 by the then Maharaja of Travancore

Visiting Timings :10:00-16:45 hrs ,closed on Mondays & Wednesday forenoons

Neyyar dam half day trip
Neyyar Dam Half Day Trip

Distance from Kovalam : 45 Kilometres

A repository of some of the rarest medicinal herbs, the Neyyar Dam is a popular picnic spot with a lake and a picturesque dam site. The lake formed by the dam across the Neyyar river offers boating.

A crocodile breeding centre and a lion safari park are also located nearby.

Visiting Timings :10:00-16:45 Hrs,closed on Mondays (Lunch break 13:00-14:00 Hrs)

Elephant camp tour
Elephant Camp Tour

Distance from the hotel: 45 Kilometres

Elephants have been an integral part of cultural Kerala from time immemorial. These huge mammals have always been loved, revered, groomed and given a prestigious place in the state.

Most joint families here in the past owned elephants and their increasing number was considered a status symbol. But today only a handful still own them, the rest having entrusted these treasured possessions to temple managements owing to the degeneration of the joint family system and rising cost of upkeep

Visiting Timings : 10:00 hrs- 16:45 Hrs, closed on Mondays

Kanyakumari day trip
Kanyakumari – Day Trip

Distance from Kovalam 85 Kilometres

Vivekananda Rock Memorial & Thiruvalluvar Statue

Kanyakumari - the Land’s End of Indiawhere the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal meet.

En route take a detour to visit the ancient 16th century Padmanabhapuram Palace and the Suchindram temple.

Padmanabhapuram Palace

Closed on Mondays

Suchindram Temple

Trip to ponmudi hill station full day
Trip to Ponmudi Hill Station – Full Day

Distance from Kovalam : 60 Kilometres

The salubrious hill station of Ponmudi is at an altitude of over 1100 metres above sea level on the Western Ghats and is within easy driving distance of Thiruvananthapuram

Poovar back water cruise
Poovar Back Water Cruise

Distance from the hotel: 20 Kilometers

Poovar is a small coastal fishing village at the southern tip of the district, with a beautiful beach on one side and the backwaters on the other. During high tides, an estuary links it to the sea. 

House boat cruise on lake ashtamudi
House Boat Cruise on Lake Ashtamudi

Distance from Kovalam: 78 Kilometers

A unique wetland ecosystem in it’s own right, Ashtamudi Lake covers more than 60 kilometers in surface area. One may opt for the backwater tour and cruise that starts from Kollam.

Village tour

(Sunday Holiday)




Special interest locations
Special interest locations

AruvikkaraLocated at a distance of 16 kilometres from Trivandrum, Aruvikkara is both a pilgrim centre and a picnic spot. Aruvikkara is situated on the banks of the Karamana river and houses a temple dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy.Vettukad ChurchAlso called 'Madre De Deus‘, is located 7 kilometres from Trivandrum and attracts thousands of visitors of different religions throughout the year. The annual celebration of the 'Feast Of Christ, the King' is a major attraction.Anchuthengu FortLocated 36 kilometres from Trivandrum, this fort was built by the East India Company in the 17th century and was once the trading centre of the British.Koyikkal PalaceThe ancient palace situated 18 kilometres from Trivandrum, dates back to the 15th century. It was one of the official residences of the rulers of erstwhile Travancore. In1979 this Palace was declared as a protected monument and further in 1990 after restoration work, it was converted into a Folklore Museum and Numismatic Museum.


  • Trivandrum City Tour :Rs. 2500 for Half a Day (04 people in one car)

  • Day trip to Neyyar Dam :Rs. 4500 for Half a Day (04 people in one car)

  • Elephant Camp Tour :Rs. 4500 for Half a Day (04 people in one car)

  • Day trip to Kanyakumari :Rs. 5500 for a Full day (04 people in one car)

  • Trip to Ponmudi Hills :Rs. 5500 for a Full day (04 people in one car)

  • House Boat Cruise at Kollam :Rs.17500 for a day trip for a couple.

  • Poovar House Boat Cruise :Rs.12500 for a day trip for a couple

  • Poovar Backwater Cruise :Rs. 4000 for a Couple

  • Country Boat Experience :Rs. 4000 for a Couple

  • Village tour :Rs: 3000 for a Couple

    Please note the above rates are only for transportation and any entrance and ride charges are to be paid directly by the guest.

    All rates are including taxes and are subject to change without notice.