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Asia » India » Kerala » Kovalam December 24th 2009

Geo: 8.4005, 76.9798 Hotel Samudra (KTDC) is close to the Kovalam Beach, Lighthouse Beach and is situated in a great location. I liked the beautiful green gardens and my room facing the sea was lovely, our hotel was really nice and comfortable. Today we had a free day on the beach so we relaxed in the sun and took a long walk on the beach which was a pleasant change from the hectic schedule we had so far; time to recoup. We had Idli, Vada Puri and many lovely Indian dishes for breakfast, the hotel service was fine even though they had some teething problems. Ayurveda Massage Later we had our first Ayurveda massage, the masseur massages you with lots of ayurvedic oils which is soothing and then they put you in the steam or sauna ... read more
Kerala
Kerala
Kerala

Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Kanyakumari December 23rd 2009

Geo: 8.08403, 77.5419 INDIA'S LANDS END Today we set off very early to go to KanyaKumari India's Lands end, Kanyakumari is also known as Cape Comerin, the southernmost tip of India where Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean conflate. The KanyaKumari beach is famous for its exuberant scenes of the sunsets. On the way to Kanyakumari we passed Kovalam which is a small village along the shoreline, we spend little while here at this fabulous beach with blue waters. I had some coconut water and then we continued our journey, passing few majestic hills and hawkers selling tats. We reached Kanyakumari and the Guide told us about the legend of the Kanyakumari which was most fascinating. KANYAKUMARI – THE V... read more
Trivadrum
KanyaKumari
Kanya Kumari

Asia » India » Kerala December 22nd 2009

Geo: 8.5037, 76.9522Our hotel was very comfortable and we had south Indian breakfast which consisted of Idlis, Dosa, puri, vada etc. There was huge buffet choice with English varieties as well. We all got on the air conditioned coach to see the city, our guide Kapil gave us brief history of Trivandrum City. Trivandrum is sprawling over seven hills covered with English buildings and local traditional wooden houses with cosmopolitan character and Trivandrum is also the sea side capital of Kerala. Trivandrum's other name is Thiru-anantha-puram which means the city Anantha or the abode of the sacred Serpent Anantha on which Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the Hindu trinity reclines. Our first stop was to the Padmanabhaswamy Temple.Padmanabhaswamy TempleWith a seven storeyed Gopuram ( tower), the Padmanabhaswamy Temple is the most famous historical important landmark of ... read more
Trivandrum
Trivandrum
Trivandrum

Asia » India » Kerala December 21st 2009

Geo: 8.5037, 76.9522 I was very excited about my trip to India and I booked the India tour last moment as I had very little time preparing for the trip. We were lucky to get places as the Tour company does not operate any more which is unfortunate as they were good tour operators. We flew with Emirates from London with a stop over at Abu Dhabi and we arrived at Trivandrum, early afternoon. We all rested for a little while and then we were introduced to the rest of the group who were on our tour. All the people in the group were friendly and we became like a family throughout our Indian tour. Trivandrum Zoological Park After freshening up for little while, we went to Trivadrum Park which had different plants with lots of ... read more




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