Maharaju Palace

Kovalam, Kerala, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kovalam

Lighthouse Beach Kovalam

A travel blog entry by danijoshtravels


We got another cheap taxi with Rory and Vic that took around 1hour to Kovalam's, lighthouse beach. We set off on a mission to find a cheap hotel with a pool, as we were all longing for a non salty swim. We walked the whole length of the beach checking in every place to see if they had a pool. With not much luck we came across - Jeevans - but at 1200rs a night it was much more then we wanted to pay, so ...

Sad to be leaving Hampi, but on to Kerala next.

A travel blog entry by izzy.and.nat


... when we got on that train! As it had gone 11p.m we wanted to settle down for the night as soon as possible so we hunted down our seats, only to find someone asleep in them. Nat wasted no time in politely waking him up and telling him he was in our seats. However much to our embarrassment we were in the wrong carriage! Eventually we found them and settled down. It was a nice comfortable ride and we both slept well, in fact Nat slept nearly 12 hours in total. Our stop was the end of ...

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti

A travel blog entry by sean_emily


... learned to do a headstand, something she’d been working on for the past few months.

All the teaching was beginning to wear on us both, and we were in desperate need of recharge. For some, the Ashram means anything but relaxing, but it does have a way of refocusing thoughts into ones of peace and the present moments. We left the ashram feeling stronger and more vibrant. We both certainly wished we could have stayed longer than 4 days. ...

Beaches in and around

A travel blog entry by vidsati


We visited Shanghumugham Beach which is just adjacent to the Thiruvananthapuram airport. Evenings on weekdays are much more appropriate for a visit rather than the weekends.

I prefer quiet and calm surroundings hence this one at the sunset was a good experience. Better still I would recall the Kovalam beach ambience.

Its well maintained from a tourism perspective and ...

Witch festival, Rats, Pick pocketd & more

A travel blog entry by heinz82

... festival with a guide, where he took us to a village. Many villages are invited where they bring a pole, chair, parasol which represents their goddess. All the shamans take a sit once all the villages come, as the rhythm beast of the drum and a type of flute continue . They begin to shake and fall into a trance, it is quite surreal to see as they jump up and down, they are dressed in the goddesses clothes. They then go through the markets where all individual ...

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