Railways Goa - Trivandrum,Kerala
There are no luggage racks in most overnight trains of less than 1st class, so all bags have to be stowed under the seats which have a 12" clearance. It is important to bring lightweight chains and locks to secure your bags to the loops under the seats, as with no doors on the compartments, baggage can disappear during the night. Porters will do their utmost to insist to carry your bags to the train so perhaps rucksacks are ideal so you can carry them yourself although porters are very useful in locating the exact carriage if you have reserved seats Comfortable clothing to sleep in as you may well be sharing a virutally open compartment with three other strangers in 2nd clss A/c carriages Impossible to take pictures through the dirty and marked windows however no one seems to mind if you hang out of an open door at the end of the carriage although this of course is somewhat hazardous. Most overnight trains have only 'Indian Toilets' (two places to put your feet and a hole in the floor) These take some getting used to in any circumstances, but on a train that moves violently from side to side, it is almost impossible.
There are a number of ayurvedic massages in Kovalam. Some offer an oil massage, others offer up to a 3 week treatment including a special diet and daily massage.
Massage centres on Lighthouse Road in Kovalam offers body massages for Rs 300 plus several intensive treatments that last all the way from two days to 3 weeks. All alcohol and smoking is prohibited and only vegetarian food is allowed.
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kovalam Samudra hotel thiruvananthapuram Kovalam
"Hotel Samudra Kovalam"
Of the many serene beaches that dot the 600 km coastline of Kerala, Kovalam has remained an all-time favorite across the world. Thanks to three crescent beaches. An imposing lighthouse adds to the charm of Kovalam. Located in the middle of three palm-fringed coves in the world-renowned Kovalam beach, this beautiful beach-front property combines refined simplicity and careful attention to detail. Its wide gamut of complimentary amenities and perfect holiday ambience has won Hotel Samudra the national award for the best property in its category in South India. Samudra - the word means Ocean - is your perfect seaside getaway. The hotel lies sprawled languidly in la luxuriant landscaped garden that won acclaim as the best in the State at the annual International Flower Show held at Thiruvananthapuram. Samudra's millennium offer includes exclusive discounted packages with Ayurvedic programmes and lots of fun and leisure thrown in