The Leela, Kovalam, Kerala

The Leela, Kovalam, Kerala

About Leela Hotel

The key to The Leela Kovalam is its cliff-top setting looking out over pristine beaches to the far horizon. The resort is known for its world class dining, seamless service, and palatial accommodations. And, of course, nobody understands opulence and unstinting luxury quite like The Leela. It is a short distance from the Trivandrum International Airport.

Satisfy every desire with The Leela Kovalam’s luxurious amenities and first class service. Whether visiting on business or enjoying a vacation in paradise, every aspect of your stay is thoughtfully considered.

Once upon a time the whole world came to Kerala. Phoenicians, Chinese, Romans, Arabs, the Portuguese, Dutch, French and British. Either as traders or invaders. St Thomas landed here as did the Jews fleeing the destruction of the Temple of Solomon. Arab traders brought Islam to India via Kerala during the Prophet’s life time.Kerala, according to legend, was raised from the sea by Parasurama, the famed Hindu warrior priest.

Local Attractions

The Lighthouse

This 35 meter tall structure, located on Kurumkal hill at the southern end of Kovalam Beach, has stunning views of Lighthouse Beach, Eve’s Beach and the surrounding landscape. Lighthouse Road is excellent for cycling and walks.

Karamana River Boating

Karamana River is the gateway to a magical world of the backwaters and wonderfully photogenic landscape. The Poovar estuary provides cruises, canoe rides, kayaking and houseboats.

Vellayani Lake

Vellayani Lake is a stunning oasis and a majestic backdrop to the Vellayani Durga Temple.

Valiyathura Pier

A convenient spot for National Geographic grade sunsets. Take your camera


Another sunset location. Even the situation between Lighthouse Beach and Eve’s Beach, is romantic. Kovalam really does have spectacular sunsets.

Thiruvallam Parashurama Temple

This 2,000-year-old temple is one of the most significant Hindu shrines in India. It is situated on the banks of the Karamana River.

Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple

This historic site hosts rock-cut sculptures from the 18th century as well as unfinished works by Lord Shiva and Parvathy.