Vizhinjam Lighthouse

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    Location: Lighthouse Junction, Vizhinjam, near Kovalam, Kovalam, Kerala 695521, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: Three (3) hours approximately.

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    Vizhinjam Lighthouse is located near the Kovalam sea beach in Kerala. There are several lighthouses in Kovalam. Among them, Vizhinjam lighthouse is more popular. Basically, Lighthouse means a structure containing a beacon light to warn or guide ships at sea. Vizhinjam Lighthouse is situated in the heart of Kovalam. Kovalam city is always a tourist hotspot. You can find many popular places in Kovalam. Here you can find Hawa Beach, Palm Grove, Boat Houses, and many other attractive places like that. Kovalam city is full of Coconut trees which is another attraction of this city.


    It is one of the attractions of the city. If you are a lover of heights you must visit Vizhinjam lighthouse. It is the highest lighthouse in Kovalam. You can see the majestic view of Kovalam Sea Beach from the lighthouse. Here you can stay all day long and can remove your monotony. It is situated at Kovalam Beach. So you can enjoy both the Vizhinjam Lighthouse and the beach also. It is a wonderful beach and on the other hand the bench is so clean. There is a lot of garbage on the beaches nowadays.  But the view of this beach is quite different. That’s why a lot of people visited this place.


    Low angle view of light house against blue sky.

    Construction of the lighthouse in Kovalam began on June 30, 1972. Once vizhinjam was an important seaport. This seaport gained much popularity in the 18th to 19th centuries. But by the end of the 19th century, both its usefulness and its popularity began to decline. This is the oldest lighthouse in Kovalam. No lighthouse has been built in Kovalam before. But soon after it was built, several more lighthouses were built in places near Kovalam.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Kovalam beach and Vizhinjam light house.

    The whole view of this beach is amazing. But the view of this beach is quite different. It’s not as dirty as all the other beaches. It is very clear. This beach is full of beauty. The view of sunrise and sunset on this beach will fascinate you. There are many coconut trees around this sea which are very beautiful to look at. In addition to boating, sunbathing, and swimming, you can enjoy a variety of other rides. This place has become very popular for vacation or sightseeing. It is one of the popular beaches in Kerala as well as India. Many people not only from the country but also from abroad come here to visit. Coconut trees can be seen almost everywhere in the city. And the main reason is that it is a coastal city. Vizhinjam Lighthouse is one of the most popular and famous places among them.

    Opening Hours

    10:00 AM to 12:45 PM & 2:00 PM to 5:45 PM

    It remains open everyday in the week. It is also open during the public holidays. 

    Though it is situated at Kovalam Beach. Here the opening and closing time of Kovalam Beach:

    Kovalam Beach opens everyday in the morning at 12:00 AM and closes everyday at 11:59 PM. It is also open on all types of public holidays.

    Entry & Others Fees

    You have to pay some charge to enter the lighthouse.

    • Adult: INR 10
    • Children: INR 3 (3-12 years only)

    There is no entry fee needed to enter at Kovalam Beach. It is free of cost.

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    How to Reach

    By Air: The closest airport to Vizhinjam lighthouse is Trivandrum International Airport which is just 15 km away from Vizhinjam lighthouse. It is an International Airport. So you can get both domestic and international flights from here. If you really want a comfortable journey you can go to Vizhinjam lighthouse by air.

    By Rail: This place is also reached by train. The closest railway station from Vizhinjam lighthouse is Trivandrum Central railway station which is also just 15 km away from Vizhinjam lighthouse. It is a well-known station. From this station, you can reach Vizhinjam lighthouse by bus and other local transport services like taxi or cab

    By Road: You can reach Kovalam via road also. The roads of the city are so well. In Kovalam, you can find various kinds of local transport services as well as buses, taxis or cabs. In Kovalam city, bus services are so good and the people of the city use bus services for travel within the city. You can also hire private transport like a taxi or cab and easily reach Vizhinjam lighthouse.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should take a small water bottle as well as a small bag where you can carry all your essential things of yours.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, this place is totally safe to visit. This is a hassle-free place.

    But for your needs there is a location of the local police station near Kovalam Beach. If you need any help you can contact them.

    Location: Beach Rd, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695527, India

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed inside the lighthouse. But you have to pay some extra charge for that.

    You have to pay INR 20 for your still camera and for your video camera you have to pay INR 25.

    If you want to visit the Kovalam beach you don’t have to pay any charge for that. It is free of cost. 

    From the lighthouse you can see the majestic and attractive view of the beach. So capture this fabulous moment you must take your camera here. 

    Que-03: Is there a parking zone in Vizhinjam Lighthouse? 

    Ans: No, there is no parking zone available in Vizhinjam Lighthouse. But if you want to park your vehicle you can park it in your hotel where you stay.

    Que-04:What is the Best time to visit Vizhinjam lighthouse?

    Ans: Vizhinjam lighthouse can be visited any time throughout the year.

    But the best time to visit Vizhinjam Lighthouse is in winter. September to February is the winter season of Kovalam city. During this time the weather of this city remains favorable for the visitors and on the other hand this is not so hot or cool in between this time.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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