Vizhinjam is a village that reminds one vividly of Kovalam’s past. It is a quiet fishing village that is home to a variety of exotic fishes. When in Vizhinjam you can watch the playful and meek clown fish, or the ferocious Piranha always on the lookout for food. In the evening when you stand at the coast, one can notice that sapphire waters dotted with fishing boats returning with your dinner on board. The most intriguing feature however, is the hidden cave temple blessed by Dakshinamurthi. Besides the deity the cave walls are lined with beautiful paintings of Lord Shiva.