Kovalam Things to Do

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    Fisherman pulling in the net

    by herzog63 Written Jun 26, 2003

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    Pulling in the nets

    Here you can see the fisherman pulling in the net. They start out at opposite ends of the beach and as they pull in the lines they remove sections and coil them up to picked up later. I've seen this same style of fishing in other asian countries so it is a time tested way of fishing that is very popular.

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    Local Fishing Boats

    by herzog63 Written Jun 26, 2003

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    Fishing boat

    I think I noticed that twice per day these guys would take there net very far out and drop it off and let 2 groups of fisherman pull it back in. I'm not excactly sure how far out but it was several hundred yards! The 2 groups that pull the lines in start at the opposite ends of the beach and they get closer to each other as the net gets closer to shore. Some days I joined in on the net pull.
    It was a lot of work for those guys with very little rewards! Most of the time there wasn't hardly enough fish in the net to sell.

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    Lighthouse beach

    by herzog63 Written Jun 26, 2003

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    Light House Beach

    At the end of the second beach of Kovalam you will see this beautiful Lighthouse and if my memory serves me right the name of the beach is lighthouse beach. This area must be dangerous for boats as it is very near to the Cape Commerin and this is where the Seas can be very rough!!
    The guys you see in this picture were walking up and down the beach looking for Scantily clad foreign girls!! They weren't very secretive about it either. They had binoculars and would stand about 40 feet from the girls looking through the binoculars!! They were having a Grand ol' time!

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    Beach

    by wrldtravler Written May 12, 2003
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    Kovalam has absolutely nothing to offer apart from the beach, so once you get here just do everything around the beach, there really isn't any need to wander around and waste time. There are no cool waterfalls or caves or vista points (with views of the same beaches).

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  • Light House Beach at Kovalam

    by hydtraveller Written Feb 1, 2010

    The best beach at Kovalam is the Light House Beach because it has the most gradual slope thus making it much more safer than the others.

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    The light house

    by ajayzener Updated Mar 11, 2007

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    The Light House

    Although nothing much to say about this, the lighthose is still operational, everynight by 7 PM the light goes on. The view from this hill is beautiful, especially late evenings and early mornings.

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