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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Trip to Kovalam and Poovar

Trip to Kovalam and Poovar
Arabian Sea
Mighty Arabian Sea

Kovalam Beach


Kerala... here I come again. When People asked me about places  to visit in Kerala my answers are normally backwaters and Munnar. There is a new recommendation... Kovalam. From Kovalam you can go to many other nearby places. Kovalam beach is one of the cleanest beaches in India. Water was so clean I didn't mind getting completely wet in the waves. After having a cold refreshing time in the sea I went for a hot oil full body spa which was followed by steam bath. What else do you need to rejuvenate your body and mind?
Kovalam Beach
Kovalam Beach


Villa Maya Heritage Restaurant

If you plan to visit Kovalam, you must also visit the heritage food place called  Villa Maya Heritage Restaurant.  The place looks so royal,  looks like a palace which got converted into a  restaurant. Ambience is too good. Food is out of the world. We were welcomed with a complimentary welcome drink along with something to munch. The drink was unique and very tasty, I wanted to ask the recipe of the drink but I got so lost gulping the heavenly food I forgot to ask.
Villa Maya Heritage Restaurant
Villa Maya Heritage Restaurant
 
Welcome Drink
Welcome Drink
Our driver took us to a point which was breathtaking. Mighty Arabian Sea and its mighty waves took my breath away. What amazed me more were two tiny boats sailing in that tide... mind blowing! I got scared seeing them but they were experts, they knew how to face the waves. The view reminded me of the movie Life of Pi. It was in fact much more thrilling than the movie.



Poovar Island and Backwaters

We went for a Boat ride to Poovar island. We went through the backwaters and canals surrounded by jungle. I was surprised to know that many portions of Hollywood movie Anaconda 2 was shot there. Jungle  was surrounded by mangrove trees. Mangroves  look like mangoes, but I got to know that they are highly poisonous fruits. We also saw different types of birds throughout our journey. Some canals are very narrow we could touch the wild plants and trees , it was indeed thrilling. 
Jungle backwaters
Jungle Backwaters


 
House boat
Houseboat

Golden Sand Beach Poovar

Poovar Beach is also called Golden Sand Beach because of the golden color of the sand. Near the beach in the sea there was a beautiful rock in the shape of elephant, it indeed looked like an elephant with it's half body inside the sea. Poovar Beach is the connecting point between the backwaters and the Arabian Sea. It was amazing to see quiet  and calm backwaters at my left and violent and mighty Arabian Sea at my right. Another beautiful view was of the floating cottages at one of the islands nearby. I told myself that in my next trip to Kerala I would stay in one of the floating cottages. 
Floating Cottages
Floating Cottages
Elephant Rock
Elephant Rock



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