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Kovalam has three crescent shaped beaches separated by rocky outcroppings. Shallow waters stretching for hundreds of metres are ideal for swimming. The beaches have steep palm covered headlands and are lined with shops that offer all kinds of goods and services

Kovalam was brought to the public eye by the Maharaja of Travancore. The European guests of the then Travancore kingdom discovered the potentiality of Kovalam beach as a tourist destination in the 1930s. However, Kovalam shot into limelight in the early seventies with arrivals of the masses of hippies. This exodus started the transformation of a casual fishing village of Kerala into one of the most important tourist destinations in all India

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  • Copyright: arun mathew (arunkuttikadan) (53)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-02-00
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-09-16 21:33
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