The Kovalam beach situated 16 km, south of Trivandrum City, is one of the best beaches in India. It's a must see destination of India. On account of it's natural location, if affords facilities for safe sea bath.
Kovalam consists of three successive small crescent beaches; the southern most known as Lighthouse Beach, is where most of the visitors spend their time. The beach is bordered with low cost lodging houses, and restaurants which offer adequate facilities, at affordable tariffs - ideal for a long stay. The light house on the promontory at the southern end of the beach, offers a spectacular view across to the Vizhinjam mosque.
This temple is one of the 108 Divya Sthalas of Lord Vishnu. Lord Padmanabha is in a reclining position here, and the temple is maintained by the Rajah's of the city.
East Fort Ganapathy Temple
Ganapathy Kovil is situated at Pazhavangady, near East Fort. Sree Ganapathy is the diety of the temple that is owned by the military. You can buy coconuts from the forecourts of the temple to be offered to Ganapathy.
The other popular temples are-----
- Pazhavangadi Bhagavathy Temple
- Attukal Hanuman Temple
Besides, there are churches like--
- St.Joseph Church, Palayam
- Christ Church, Paslayam LMS Church
- Palayam Lourdes Church, Near PMG
- Jn. Pentacostal Church
and Mosques like---
- Charachira Jama Masjid, Palayam
- Jama Masjid, Beemapally Mosque
- Thampanoor Hidayuthul Islam Madrasa
- Moyuddin Mosque, Vizhinjam