Travel Blogs from Kovalam, India

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Oil, spices and the Keralan backwaters..., Kovalam, India travel blog

Oil, spices and the Keralan backwaters...

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... from the main restaurant/spa/yoga area.  The resort is located where the Keralan backwaters meet the sea about 8 km from Kovalam Beach.  So far I have met with the doctor and started to plan my course of treatment.  Yesterday, I had a ...

There's a celebrity, get me out of here!, Kovalam, India travel blog

There's a celebrity, get me out of here!

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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8/11/03 Well here goes, finally got round to putting fingers to keyboard. It's 5.35pm GMT and we're 4 hours into the flight from Frankfurt to Mumbai (that's Bombay in cockney). We transferred from the Heathrow-Frankfurt plane, which left an hour ...

Our Father, who art in Kovalam, Kovalam, India travel blog

Our Father, who art in Kovalam

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... Hi there Westerners, here's the latest report from the East. Roundup of the our stay at Bethsaida Hermitage, Kovalam: Generally we found Bethsaida a nicer experience, friendlier staff (piccie attached of our favourite twosome), better bungalow, ...

Exploring the Leela...my last day in the South..., Kovalam, India travel blog

Exploring the Leela...my last day in the South...

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Louisa one of the other guests and I headed out in the afternoon to the luxury hotel near Kovalam called the Leela for a bit of an explore and light snack.  The hotel is located on the grounds of a former palace, now deserted. Lush and green with ...

Happy Days (and Nights), Kovalam, India travel blog

Happy Days (and Nights)

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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19/11/03 Roundup of the first week at Manaltheeram, Kovalam: Overall, a pretty typical first week abroad, with ups and downs. Ups being: ˇ Picture-postcard setting. ˇ Best ever massages. ˇ Pulses dropping from 74bpm to 56bpm in the space of ...

Black gungy tar-like boot polish flavour medicine, Kovalam, India travel blog

Black gungy tar-like boot polish flavour medicine

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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9/11/03 Woke at 10am to the sight of Mumbai in full manic swing. Legged it down to our Wacky-Racer at 10.20am and put the peddle to the metal, flight to Trivandrum leaves at 11.40am. First set of traffic lights and a fingerless beggar was ...

When all else fails, hit the beach, Kovalam, India travel blog

When all else fails, hit the beach

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... temples and food stands lined the roads.  We went deeper into the Palm groves until we arrived in the beach resort town of Kovalam.  After brushing off a few early morning touts, we settled for drinks.  I had the biggest pot of tea ever and ...

The Beginning of Gods Own Country, Kovalam, India travel blog

The Beginning of Gods Own Country

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... to remember that we are still in India so we still have low expectations. Our first stop in Kerala was Kovalam, a "major" beach resort in South India. It is regarded as India's most "developed" resort, however, in reality this meant a sliver of beach ...

Keralan Express, Kovalam, India travel blog

Keralan Express

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... they and I fell asleep - I don't think their parents feeding them copious amounts of chocolate helped matters! Day 10 - Keralan Express - Kovalam Last day on the train and I woke to find the Indian family departed and replaced by a Glaswegian and a ...

Delhi Belly?!, Kovalam, India travel blog

Delhi Belly?!

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Day 11 - Kovalam Today my arse has been paying the price for my first meat and first alcohol of the trip as well as the lack of bowel movement on the train! While I'm not going to write about the weather or our inactivity today, rest assured as I write ...

Beach, beach, beach, Kovalam, India travel blog

Beach, beach, beach

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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Eating, sleeping and sunbathing, the life of a backpacker a! It's not all the life of grime! We are still in Kovalam we thought it best if we recharge in a nice location than somewhere we don't know what to expect, we have eaten well the last two days, ...

Arrived and are finding our feet in Kovalam!, Kovalam, India travel blog

Arrived and are finding our feet in Kovalam!

A travel blog entry by gemandlloyd

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We have finally made it and been recovering from the flight for a couple of days at Lighthouse Beach in Kovalam. The flu I brought away got pretty bad during the travelling but has finally left me today!! Meaning I can finally taste some of the wonderful ...

Boxing Day in Kovalam, Kovalam, India travel blog

Boxing Day in Kovalam

A travel blog entry by susiewoo

Boxing Day Andy was cooking puttu's all morning, the deluxe christmas pudding variety. We had a singsong with the drum on the verandah, and I played the drum quite a lot, leading the 'Bol Nityananda Bol, Hari Bol, Hari Bol' bhajan, at which the passing ...

Fourteen Lessons on Raja Yoga, Kovalam, India travel blog

Fourteen Lessons on Raja Yoga

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

... who has learned the art of right living is happy, harmonious, peaceful and free from tension. Yoga is a science perfected by ancient seers of India, not merely of India, but of humanity as a whole. It is an exact science, a perfect, practical system ...

Stephanie, rhymes with manifest destiny, Kovalum, India travel blog

Stephanie, rhymes with manifest destiny

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

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as many of you know, i am here in kovalum with my friend stephanie from Atlanta, and i figured it was about time i revealed all of her personal secrets and embarrassed her a little bit :) (hi stephanie! i'm writing a blog about you :) she is a great ...

Raj from Poompuhar, Kovalam, India travel blog

Raj from Poompuhar

A travel blog entry by susiewoo

... to the setting of a beautiful coloured sunset sky, then sat a while on the sand, Andy playing his flute. He had composed some special Kovalam music. We found a beach front café where the film 'City of Joy' was showing, a film set in Calcutta which I had ...

And on to Kerala, Trivandrum and Kovalam (South Kerala), India travel blog

And on to Kerala

A travel blog entry by rgw...

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... seemed to be an efficiency and sense of communal purpose. Later I was told that literacy rates were the highest in India - and on my way to Kovalam the hammer and sickle sketches at the side of the road didn't escape my attention. Kovalam is a resort ...

Dogs and Adhoksaja, Kovalam, India travel blog

Dogs and Adhoksaja

A travel blog entry by susiewoo

... Talking with him I realised that he was a good natured person. He just happened to have a phobia about the dirtiness of dogs. Adhoksaja said to us that being in Kovalam was like being in a heavenly planet. Up in the sky there was a beautiful full moon. ...

A Kovalam Day, Kovalam, India travel blog

A Kovalam Day

A travel blog entry by susiewoo

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... piles of rocks, who monotonously broke those rocks up into smaller pieces. We walked down there very early to greet the sunrise. Kovalam beach looked so different to how I remembered it from twelve years previously. It was more developed, in a sort of ...

From north to south, Kovalam, India travel blog

From north to south

A travel blog entry by julia.e

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... , the men all in white with scarlet turbans and the women in bright saris, sitting well apart from each other. India's tiger population has drastically reduced over the years. Ranthambhore is a tiger reserve where, until recently, the park rangers were ...

oil me up scrub me down, Kovalam, India travel blog

oil me up scrub me down

A travel blog entry by serenelisabeth

As some of you may know, Kerala is home to the system of Ayurveda so I thought that whilst I was in the area, I should most definitely experience a real Ayurvedic massage. The first thing to be said, is that this kind of massage is performed with the ...

Pinapple, Papaya. Taxi, Tomorrow, Kovalam, India travel blog

Pinapple, Papaya. Taxi, Tomorrow

A travel blog entry by emds

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... evening sun. Once again we ate a fabulous meal and watched the bright red sun disappear behind the horizon. We decided that Kovalam was a pretty nice place. A cool thing about Kovalam is that it’s very unique - for a beach. Vinh noted, without any ...

acting with awareness, Kovalum, India travel blog

acting with awareness

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

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... moment freezes, if only for a hundredth-second. in a way, i don't know what any of this means, but i know i have experienced these same feelings before in India. i try to discern what is different here, and how to keep the momentum when i go ...

hand carved stone, Kovalum, India travel blog

hand carved stone

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

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I purchased three carved amulets, one side bearing Ganesh and the other a symbol commonly associated with Ashtanga yoga. Stephanie chose the grey one as her Christmas gift. The Ganesh holds an axe in his left hand, to cut through delusion and ...

Santa claus been and gone., Kovalam, India travel blog

Santa claus been and gone.

A travel blog entry by rosie_scarlett

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Early on Christmas day we were up early and excitedly opened our stockings. We had treats of toffie nut bar,a mango and a bracelet and even Poliey (my polar bear) got a little wax heart that said "poliey loves honey". Daniel had a ...

Sunny Surya Samudra, Pulinkudi, Southern Kerala, India travel blog

Sunny Surya Samudra

A travel blog entry by beardsleyfamily

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... here has been nothing but sun, sea, swimming, Keralan food and relaxation in perfect surroundings. We had a couple of visits to Kovalam and Lighthouse Beach, where we had spent some time 12 years ago, now sadly changed with the introduction of the package ...

coconut forest, Kovalum, India travel blog

coconut forest

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

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... and this morning i laid in bed listening to the indian music saturating the air...that is how you know you are really in india, there's no feeling quite like being woken up to temple music. stephanie and i went on the rooftop terrace and practiced yoga ...

A mad new years eve!!!!, Kovalam, India travel blog

A mad new years eve!!!!

A travel blog entry by rosie_scarlett

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We spent the morning packing. After the most boring part of packing was over we went to see auntie Enid (my granpa's sister) in Trivandrum, She is 82! We also met an aunt called Thelma and her two daughters Tania and Shethel. We had lunch ...

Arrival in Trivandum, Trivandum, India travel blog

Arrival in Trivandum

A travel blog entry by lauralouise

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Hi everyone, Just to let you know that i have arrived in Kerala safely. I arrived at 6am this morning and it was already 25 degrees! Had a quick guided tour around the market this morning and now off for a sleep. Will write in more detail soon. ...

knowledge, miracles, and being a yogini, Kovalum, India travel blog

knowledge, miracles, and being a yogini

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

... of nature. Reading Autobiography of a Yogi blows my mind. Much of the stories are literally unbelievable...and then again, knowing India, I can almost begin to see how the miracles are possible. "He who is wise devotes (him/herself) to ...

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