Aerial view of the Kovalam beach city and the crescent shaped beaches separated by rocks from the top of the lighthouse in Kovalam. This small city which got famous among tourists for the nice beach lies along the coastal area of Kerala, the south Indian state. The tourism season in Kovalam is from September to May.
Three beaches are formed in the place named as lighthouse beach, the Hawaa beach, and the Samudra beach. Lighthouse beach is the biggest of the three and is named so for the presence of a lighthouse in the rocks adjacent to the beach. The second one Hawah beach or Eve's beach is named after the European women who was believed to spend time topless in the beach. Kovalam was India's first topless beach. Empphasis on 'WAS', yea topless walking and sunbathing of women in the beach is banned now. The third beach Samudra or leela beach is not meant much for the tourists. Its a place used by fishermen for their daily activities and business.
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