The lighthouse is located on a hillock named Kurumkal which is very close to the sea. The southern end of the Kovalam beach is named after this hill house. The lighthouse is thirty-five meter tall structure that is painted with a red and white color that is easily visible from a long distance.
The place is located seven kilometers from Kovalam. There are boat services available from Kovalam. It is one of the few freshwater lakes in Kerala that looks enchanting in the moonlight. The Vellayani Lake is the venue of world-famous annual boat race organized during Onam festival. The Vellayani Durga Temple is located close to the lake; the specialty of this temple is that it allows only non-Brahmin priests.
It is situated around ten kilometers away from Kovalam. The coastline of this region up to Kovalam is visible from this pier. The Valiyathura literally means 'Big Port'. There is another port in this region named Cheriyathura, literally means 'small port'. This place offers excellent views of the setting sun and sea. Angling is the major activity here.
Thiruvallam Parashurama Temple:
Thriuvallam Parashurama temple is located twelve kilometers from Kovalam. It is one of the major Hindu shrines, in India. It is believed that this temple is about 2000 years old and is situating on the banks of the Karamana River. It is the exclusive temple that is dedicated to Parashurama.
Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple:
Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple contains the rock cut sculptures of the 18th century. The temple is dedicated to Vinandhara Dakshinamurthi. The unfinished sculptures of Lord Shiva and Parvathy are also major attractions in this place.
Kanyakumari / Cape Comorin:
It is situated 90 Kms east of Kovalam. Kanyakumari is located at the southernmost tip of India where the three water bodies, Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean meet. Kanyakumari is famous for its spectacular sunrise and sunset. It is a famous tourist destination consists of Kanyakumari Temple, Gandhi Smarak Mandir, and Vivekananda Rock There is a boat ride service from the beach to the Vivekananda Rock. Kanyakumari is located in Tamil Nadu.