The Leela Kovalam Beach
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Leela Kovalam Beach
The Leela hotel room is where we started a 5 hour drive to The Trident hotel. the Leela is very nice and provides great service. They really care about us. The hotel rooms are GREAT! The beaches are very nice and the pool is VERY nice. The only downfalls are that there is a road that separates the rooms and the hotel. The other downfall is that there are A LOT of salespeople. Not a great hotel if you are gullible.
Otherwise, the hotel is great.
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Today was a looooong day. In the morning, we went to the pool and we hung out. Then, we had lunch. After that, we had to go to Kochi in India. We had to take a 5 hour car ride. Yay. So the driver got us there and we thanked him. I would rather take a 2 hour flight there. Then we got into our hotel and we had dinner. And here I am, almost going to …
... ticket inside to indicate his lack of funds. He had to be one of the most disingenuous individuals I had yet met in India - but he was also one of the funniest. He was shorter than me by about a foot and a half but his balls were the size of coconuts.
'It is not polyester, sir, it is silk,' he persisted.
'The stitching is more wayward than a politicians ethics.'
'Ah, yes sir. But there is more strength in a curve than in a ...
... br> Afterwards we went for a swim at the beach with the boys. We caught some decent sized waves. A swimming local in a turban asked me for body-surfing tips. I honestly didn't know what to tell him.
During dinner at the open air family restaurant next door the brooding thunderclouds finally broke. Amidst brilliant lightning strikes and thunder we ate by candlelight. We were protected by a ...
... a western lunch of margarita pizza and fries. Soda was the drug of the day. We must have drained at least two litres of the comfort drink. We then had our first dip in the Indian Ocean....we are now true Indians. A salty experience much like the Pacific and Atlantic sea funnily enough. We ate fruit salad on the beach made by a local woman who made us two even though we asked for one.....then wanted us to buy the second. It finally feels like a ...
After we checked out of our rank hotel at grimes-vile Tennessee. We went to the train station and brought a ticket a sleeper class to go to varkala only 60p each. boarding the train was a lot easier I'm theory than I'm practice. We had a train number got advised to go to platform 2 and waited. And waited and waited. Surrounded by a thousand Indians staring and ...