There’s an energetic hum around the beaches of Kovalam. Once a royal retreat for the Maharaja of Travancore whose European guests sojourned by the sea, the legion of swaying coconut palms and surefire Vitamin-D makes it the perfect place to unwind.
Of the Keralite escapes, Kovalam’s beaches are the buzziest from the first rays of lazy light drawing sun worshippers to wade in the shallows to the sultry evening when the shoreside restaurants light up the sand and people dine in the salty sea breeze. Further along, fishermen accommodate the quieter shores reeling in the catch of the day and hauling wooden vessels onto the crescent sand.
It’s an easy daytrip to the famous backwaters and a few miles away from the capital city of Trivandrum, but above all else you’re here for the restful days and reinvigorating Ayurveda treatments. Some of the loveliest retreats are set away in the sea of green palms where you can enjoy laidback beach picnics, tropical days on the sun lounger and slip in and out of Kovalam’s energetic beach scene should you feel the urge.
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