Famous for its scenic location, Chowara is a fishing village near Kovalam, and is a preferred picnic spot for the people of neighbouring towns and villages. In the mornings, you can see fishermen hauling in their catch for the day and dragging huge nets onto the shore.

On top of a nearby hill is the famous Chowara Ayyappa Temple, which affords the most excellent view of the beach and the ocean beyond, due to its high vantage point. You can also visit the ancient church of Analothbhava Matha, or drive a short distance to arrive at the pristine Azhimalathara Beach.

It is at its best during the monsoon, when, it is said, that the ocean recedes, leaving a clean stretch of beach for visitors to enjoy.

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