5 Top Activities to do in Kovalam

Kovalam, one of the most enchanting beaches of Kerala is in Thiruvananthapuram. The beach is beautiful with lovely sand and palm topped hill views. The red-colored lighthouse overlooks the beach and it is the icon of Kovalam. There are two main beaches in Kovalam, Hawa Beach, and Samudra Beach. There is also a small well-maintained aquarium within striking distance from the beach.

As tourists, we often wonder how to spend quality time in and around Kovalam as Kovalam didn’t have any major water-based activities for many years but the scenario has changed.

Kovalam now caters to adventure enthusiasts with some world-class adventure activities and hoping that more activities will be added in the coming years.

Let’s look at the top 5 activities you can do in Kovalam

1.Scuba Diving

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Scuba diving @ Kovalam

The word SCUBA stands for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus, which basically helps us to breathe under the water.

Diving under the water with this apparatus is termed as Scuba Diving and its one of the world’s most popular adventure activities. Scuba diving is gaining immense popularity all over the world as its relaxing to both the mind and the body. The feeling of weightlessness under the water is something incredible!.

Scuba Diving is also used for professional applications like Military, Scientific and Public safety roles.

Scuba diving allows you to experience the tranquility of the serene underwater world. Bond Safari Kovalam has been providing safe scuba diving experience to its clients for the last few seasons and they are authorized by PADI as a dive resort.

Bond Safari offers different packages to satisfy the needs of its clients. They are also conducting PADI certification programs for professional divers.

The packages start from Rs 4,500 to Rs 6,000 per person and the entire experience takes about 3 hours.

You can book this acitivity here

2.Parasailing

kovalam parasailing

Parasailing in Kovalam was started just recently in Jan 2021 by a private tour operator called Bond adventures Pvt ltd under the brand name #flykovalam. They are the only private operator in Kerala which has the license of Kerala Adventure Tourism Promotion Society (KATPS) under the new adventure tourism operator guidelines.

Parasailing has become a very big hit among the adventure seekers in Kerala as it’s the first of its kind in Kerala. Devoid of water sports adventure activities for many years, the tourists have welcomed this activity with both hands and the demand has been great since its inception. Thrill-seekers from all over Kerala are visiting Kovalam to experience this fun activity.

The package costs Rs 2500 per head.

You can book this activity here

You can also read a detailed review of parasailing at kovalam here

3.Kayaking

kovalam kayaking

A kayak is a one or two-seater narrow watercraft with a double-bladed paddle to drive you forward. Kayaking is a great upper body workout and lets you zip over the sea and rivers as you experience the joy of gliding over the water. Bond Adventures have mapped kayaking trails in Kerala for beginners and advanced kayakers alike.

Kayaking puts you in control, you decide where you go and what speed you row. Kayaking in Kerala lets you see the waterways that cannot be traversed with the bigger boats. It is a calming and meditative journey surrounded by lush greenery and serene waters.

Bond Adventures has an arsenal of kayaks catering to different needs. From fishing kayaks to sit-in sea kayaks, they are equipped to provide you with the kayaking journey you have been craving for.

Kayaking is done in freshwaters near Kovalam in a safe and sound environment.

The package starts at Rs 2,500 for one hour.

Visit Bond Safari website here to book this adventure

4.Stand Up Paddle Boarding

kovalam stand up paddling

SUP or Stand Up Paddleboarding is the love child of surfing and kayaking. It takes the best of both worlds and merges them into a liberating activity. The board is similar to a surfboard but is bigger, has more volume and the single-bladed paddle lets you explore water bodies at your own pace. This an activity best suited for individuals new to the world of water sports

The package starts at Rs 1,500 per hour.

Visit Bond Safari website here to book this adventure

5.Surfing

kovalam surfing

Surfing is an adrenaline-pumping sport that puts you on top of a surfboard gliding along those waves in Kerala. Wave riding has been prevalent in ancient Polynesian and Peruvian cultures. Although the initial forms of surfing were mostly limited to body surfing, later on, the standardization of surfing leads to the growth of this sport internationally. For many surfing is just not a sport or recreational activity but more so a way of life and means to connect with mother nature.

Surfing takes on these waves just before they break off the coasts in Kerala, and lets you ride these waves into the beaches. you are provided with a surfboard and the highly trained instructors will keep you afloat and teach you the basics of catching those crashing waves. This is a fun-filled and exciting activity for the whole family.

The package starts at Rs 2500 per hr

Visit Bond Safari website here to book this adventure

Being a tourist town, the people of Kovalam will always welcome you with an open heart . Hope you will enjoy your time spent in the serene beaches of Kovalam

If you have any questions,feel free to write to me at travellertechy@gmail.com

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