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Private Tour: Half-Day Kerala Deluxe Houseboat Backwater Tour in Alappuzha
"Be picked-up at your hotel at 10:30am and drive to Alleppy to board the boat at 12:30pm. Have a welcome drink and start cruising through the Punnamada Lake venue of the famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Enjoy the panoramic views of Vembanad Lake and get glimpses of village life along the banks. At 1:00pm boat will stop for a lavish menu lunch of traditional Kerala cuisine.  At 3:00pm continue the cruise covering village paddy fields canals surrounded with palm trees and churches.  At 4:30pm enjoy an evening coffee or tea with traditional Kerala style snacks. The cruise ends at 5:00pm. You may choose if you want to be dropped off at the boat jetty or back at your hotel."""Enjoy a 5-hour houseboat cruise from Alappuzha in a traditional kettuvallam. The non-air-conditioned rice-boat cruises across the backwaters of Alappuzha will give you experience the lifestyle of the locals activity like toddy tapping fishing coir-making
From $75.00
 
Full-Day Guided City Tour of Kochi
"Your chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel in Kochi at 9:30am then transfer you to the Mattancherry side of the old city.Visit the Dutch Palace also known as Mattancherry Palace or Portuguese Palace ( Closed on Friday). The classic construction is a preserved museum in its own right and houses Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art portraits and assorted exhibits of the Kings/Rajas of Kochi. From the Dutch Palace you'll stroll along the historical street popularly known as Jew Street which leads you to the Jewish Synagogue. The buildings might seem worn-out but the street lives on to the glorious past thanks to various spice shops and curio souks. The Jewish Synagogue
From $45.00
 
Cochin Royal Heritage Trail Day Tour
"The 15th century Venetian traveler Nicolo Conti described the city of Kochi “A place prosperous enough to spend the money one makes in China”. Kochi continues to be a prosperous city and welcome travelers from all over the world. It is believed that the a grand structure built on 52 acres of land from where nine Rajah’s ruled over the princely state of Kochi. The palace today has been converted into a museum with great collections of artefacts antiques and portraits belonging to the royal family. Your guide will bring these inanimate art to life through some interesting stories and anecdotes such as why none of the Cochin Maharajah’s ever wore the gold crown studded with precious stones that was gifted to them by King Immanuel of Portugal? You will find out the answer during the tour.From the Hill Palace we move to the residential quarters of the royal family (approx. 5 minutes ride). Many members of the clock tower built by the Dutch and other heritage structures in the area.Then we proceed to meet one of the families belonging to the royal dynasty at their private residence. The residence is a modest traditional Kerala home
From $42.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Kovalam

Massages

Kerala is famed for its ayuvedic and medically proven massage therapy, so you have massage centres dime a dozen lining the beach as the interiors near the hotels and restaurants. Some are real good,...
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alycat
Nov 12, 2013

Beach sellers

As you walk the beaches at Kovalam you are met by many people trying to sell you things, such as sunglasses or clothing. The main ones I encounted were women selling fruit. The sellers were very...
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tim07
Oct 17, 2010

On The Beach

The beaches of Kovalam have plenty of attractions......The hub of activity for the resort through the day and evening. However, Please be aware that the sea can become quite rough with strong...
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suvanki
Jan 25, 2008

Sun lotions

Spotted at kiosks etc..beware, they are often reclaimed bottles from departing holidaymakers wastebins..at the best will be half full...or else be topped up with moisturiser or coconut oil...... Don't...
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suvanki
Jan 25, 2008

Beggers

Although not on the scale of other Indian cities/towns etc, there are a few beggers in Kovalam, these started to increase in numbers during my stay, and were gathering nearer and nearer to my hotel,...
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suvanki
Jan 25, 2008

Fruit sellers!

Tired from my journey, I went to buy fruit. I just wanted 2 bananas and insisted that was all I wanted. I was being hounded to buy papaya etc by the lady. She then whipped out a knife, cut a wedge of...
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suvanki
Jan 09, 2008
 
 
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Warning: Rough seas!

The sea can be quite rough at Kovalam, as evidenced by heavy erosion of the shoreline and the badly battered sea wall that has even collapsed in a couple places. Watch for red flags designating areas...
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AcornMan
Aug 10, 2007

Be careful if you arrive after dark!

There is no direct access to most of the hotels at Lighthouse Beach by road. Instead, you will be dropped off either in the parking lot north of the beach or on a small road (Light House Road) that...
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AcornMan
Aug 10, 2007

Sea current

The sea can be quite strong with large waves appearing out of what looks like calm, on a couple of occasions it pulled me over and it was quite a fight to get upright . Make sure that you are a strong...
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paul-motley
Aug 22, 2005

Undertow!!!

The undertow of the Kovalam beaches can be quite strong! I experienced this myself as I was threading water one afternoon talking with a British guy that I had met earlier in India. After chatting I...
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herzog63
Jun 26, 2003

Top Hotels in Kovalam

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GV Raja Vattapara Rd, Kovalam, Kerala, 695027, India
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, formerly Le Meridien Kovalam Beach resort, Kovalam, Kerala, 695 527, India
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Chowara P O, South of Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala, 695 501, India
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GV Raja Rd, Kovalam, Tamil Nadu, 695527, India
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Chowara PO 8 km south of Kovalam, Kovalam, Kerala, 695 501, India
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Light House Road, Vizhinjam P.O., Thrivandrum, Kovalam, Kerala, India
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Things to Do Near Kovalam

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Sarwaa

Sarwaa is definitely a must visit store in Trivandrum. It's an eclectic store with an awesome amalgamation of various indigenous brands catering to curios, handicrafts, jewelry and options for gifting...
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Padmanabhapuram Palace

Built around the 16th century , the Padmanabhapuram Palace is indeed a spectacular place to visit in Kerala.Actually the six-and-a-half acres of land on which the palace complex is built is situated...
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"Kovalam..A New Year , A New Country."
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"Kovalam"
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"Kovalam Beach"
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"Beach Town"
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"Kovalam - Best in Moonsoon"
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