Monday, January 29, 2007

The Beach

I headed down to Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala, with the intention of going to the Kanyakumari and enjoying some quality time on 'The Rock'. I knew zilch about the Kovalam beach in Trivandrum. After a bit of siteseeing with Bala at Veli beach we headed off to his ancestral home which is on a hill top and overlooks the top of a million coconut trees which then opens up into the sea. Kovalam beach is just 3kms from his place. Kovalam has three big adjacent crescent beaches. The southernmost, known as the Lighthouse Beach, is the most popular of the three. It is ranked amongst the top beaches in the world and is extremely gorgeous. The beach is very flat and has a gentle slope into the sea.


Vaidehi Dongre said...

KOVALAM is indeed very pretty is what i ahve heard, wud like to see it one day...very good pictures though

Goli said...

Nice pictures alistair....I have not been to kerala even after being in bangalore for four years :(

giselle said...

From the rising of the sun to its setting kerala has its beauty. The photos were beautiful and Kerala is a place for everyone to visit, especially during the monsoons. As I work in the travel industry I promote this destination to holiday makers.

Alistair D'souza said...

@ Vaidehi
yeah Kovalam should be on your to visit list.

@ Goli
Plan a trip there. There is a lot of greenery and the beaches in trivandrum are well maintained.

@ Giselle
Still not able to access your blog :-)
Not been to Kerala during the monsoons... have to plan anther trip there for the oil massages and the boat trips in the backwaters.