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Kovalam Beach

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Kovalam Beach

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Colony, Backwaters & Beaches of Kerala (7 Days)
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Colony, Backwaters & Beaches of Kerala (7 Days)

If you’re looking to spend your week in India fully unwinding, then look no further than the sunny, laid-back southern state of Kerala. Fly into Kochi and explore Fort Kochi, the old-town quarters famous for its cobblestoned lanes and Dutch, Portuguese, and Jewish heritage. From there, head to Alleppey, a Venetian-esque town built onto canals and streams known as the Keralan backwaters. If your idea of a good time involves a hammock and a steady supply of fresh coconuts, then look no further than Marari Beach, an stretch of sandy coastline where you’ll get a chance to see local fishermen in action as they haul in their catches of the day. Or head south to Kovalam, a sandy and shallow coast dotted with Ayurvedic spas.
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Hariprasad2910 wrote a review Dec 2020
Chennai (Madras), India94 contributions14 helpful votes
The beach was neat and clean. But we visited there when Covid protocol was in place. We loved the place and we will definitely get back again during better times
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Date of experience: November 2020
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T&J wrote a review Oct 2020
Los Angeles, California172 contributions37 helpful votes
Very crowded but pretty beach, just north of Lighthouse Beach. There are shops with inexpensive clothing and trinkets...lots of haggling. A bit rundown. I wouldn't feel safe roaming around here at night, alone.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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martinhelmantel wrote a review Apr 2020
Singapore, Singapore214 contributions61 helpful votes
We stayed in Kovalam for 3 days. Easy walk from Turtle resort to the beach. It’s a nice local beach, except for Christmas Day it’s not that crowded. Rental of beds and surf boards on the beach
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Marshall wrote a review Apr 2020
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It was an impromptu trip to Kovalam. It was always on our to do list but whenever we planned we landed up in Goa I guess a known destination to an unknown. From the day we landed we fell in love with this city, it was magic it was as if we had been there before. People were friendly from an auto driver to a bystander always ready to help. We were staying at the Taj property which is another story to write about simply incredible. So we met this auto driver who said let me take you to the Kovalam beach and light house after dropping us he said when you want to go back call me and I will come.We offered to pay the auto driver he said i will take it on my return it was a simple act of trust that got us hooked to him for the next 3 days we were there. Once on the beach my daughter being a bold girl walked ahead exploring what we could do before nightfall. Next before we knew she had talked to a boat guy and we were on it and off for a boat ride along the coast. With the setting sun on one side and the beach on the other it was worth every rupee we spent the glittering sands and the waves made this ride along the quaint coast so magical. Once we were off we sat on the beach for some time watching the sun going down. After a while we got up and started walking along the beach where in the night all the tiny shops some selling jewelry some tours and the majority restaurants came to life, as we walked along each restaurant there were people outside the shop trying to tempt us to their restaurants with exotic catches of the day, you name it from crabs to lobsters of various sizes. Fish from pomfret to sear fish they all on display. After a short walk we settlef into a restaurant for a cold bee0r and some lovely food. We walked back to our point called the auto guy who was there in a jiffy and left with some memories that we would remember for a long long time. Must add the auto driver in his broken English asked us about our experience and said he would be waiting for us the next day and that is another story...........
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Narendra Kamath Karkala wrote a review Apr 2020
Mangalore, India30 contributions1 helpful vote
Better travel by a vehicle. Approach road is steep, and tough for many to walk. Many shacks sell all types of ware. Authentic Kerala stuff is but missing. Keep your hired vehicle with you, its difficult to find a one way vehicle.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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