Postcards from Kovalam

Kovalam delight: Be sure to be lured by a tangy bite of Pineapple by the beach

Be sure to bite into a tangy bite of Pineapple by the beach, she’ll be sad if you don’t.

#2: Be sure to venture into choppy waters with mostly men for company. Wear a costume that means a T-shirt with shorts, a two piece costume will get you into trouble if not a one piece

Venture into the choppy waters with mostly men for company. Wear a costume that means a T-shirt with shorts (a two piece will get you into trouble, if not a one piece). We’re very conservative here in Tamil Nadu.

#4: Stay at the German Bakery old hotel in simplicity and eat their delightful cakes at tea times looking at the blue sea and sky.

Stay at the German Bakery, it’s an old budget hotel; 70’s-retro-hippie style. Delight in their home-made breads, cakes and local fish preparations. Sit back on their roof-top restaurant at tea-time whilst treating yourself to the sounds of the roaring blue sea with your favourite book for company.

The home spun lungis in dazzling colors are best bought from a street vendor who will give you a free tutorial on tying it securely.

The home spun lungis in dazzling colours are best bought from street vendors who will enthusiastically give you a free tutorial on tying it securely. They cost a pittance as compared to the shops that display the same along the beachfront.

#4: Don't miss a massage or two or three to put your woes at bay at least for a day or two.Don’t miss a massage or two or three. As this lady told me “to put your woes at bay you must come back tomorrow and the day after to really benefit else your body will ache for at least a month”.
We chose to go to Dr. Unnikrishnan's Ayurvedic center, a beutiful serene cottage built on an elevation surrounded by plants and coconut groves.

We chose to go to Dr. Unnikrishnan’s Ayurvedic center for an authentic Kerala massage. It’s a beautiful contemporary Kerala style cottage in a serene place behind the beach; built on an elevation surrounded by fragrant plants and coconut groves.

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The lighthouse beach is a hotspot for surfers, beachcombers, swimmers and tourists of course!

The Lighthouse beach is a hotspot for surfers, beachcombers, swimmers and tourists from all over the world.

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The lighthouse beach is a popular spot for shopping, eating fresh fish and walking, not to mention the rocky beach and a strong tide lashing away at it.

The Lighthouse beach is also a popular spot for shopping for antiques, eating fresh fish and walking about. The rocky beach has a few flat patches of black sand with strong tides lashing away at it. You will find plenty of youngsters practicing on their surfboards with lifeguards blowing their whistles as they cross the danger mark. The sea is famous for accidents and loss of life. Fisherfolk here are very enterprising with the manoeuvring of their boats in such angry waters.

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6 Responses to Postcards from Kovalam

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  2. The lady with pineapples reminds me of a fruit vendor I met in Goa. It’s great to get fresh fruit on the beach!

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  3. shabnamphoto says:

    Thank You Viveka, for your happy response, my pleasure to have taken you there! The tailors make these really ugly swimwear (shorts n shirts) and I got stuck them! no pictures of me as a result of hahaha!

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  4. viveka says:

    Beautiful, carefree and very relaxed – great post … and I would love to walk barefoot along that beach in the evening when the sand is still warm … the warm breeze … loads of fresh exotic fruits and great good. Thanks for taking me to Kovalam. I only were one piece … *smile

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