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Distance from Leela to Kovalam Junction

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Distance from Leela to Kovalam Junction

Just about to book for Feb next year. One or two posts have mentioned the junction for shops restaurants etc. Is it far from the Leela in walking terms?. We hate to feel resort bound if you know what I mean- would rather eat out than in. Thanks

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11. Re: Distance from Leela to Kovalam Junction

Hello Doofus

Based on the original post you seem to want to walk to shops and restaurants.

There are shops on the path immediately next to the Leela. The path takes you down to the beach. It is then about ten minutes walk to Lighthouse beach which has many restaurants and shops. The entire walk will take about 15 minutes. The return is a little steep but I have no problem doing it.

If you want to walk to "Kovalam Junction" then you are walking along the main road in Kovalam (Kovalam Beach Road) and you will pass a few shops and restaurants and eventually reach Divine Supermarket which caters to expat tourists. This is a different walk and has a good view of coconut trees as you approach Divine. This is also a 15 minute walk. There is no material gradient.

Both walks are fine. There is no safety issues and everyone you meet will be very friendly.

The walk to Uday Samudra hotel and the KTDC Samudra hotel is also interesting and the beach is normally quiet. This walk is best done early morning when you can see the fishing boats. This walk will take about thirty minutes and involves walking up steps at KTDC Samudra.

If you wish all of the walks can be combined in one main walk which takes just over one hour. I sometimes do this in the early morning and it is quite rewarding.

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12. Re: Distance from Leela to Kovalam Junction

Hello doofus1

Best thing is wait till you get there as it is not only the walk but the heat and weather that is involved as to the decision to walk or ride.

There ate some interesting walks behind the main promenade at Kovalam and again you will be able to get a map from the Tourist information office which is by the gate to the Leela.

Regards

Ian

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14. Re: Distance from Leela to Kovalam Junction

Indeed a worthy cause Ian!

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