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Danang - Miami of the East

  Having explored the north of Vietnam , it was time to move down South from Hanoi towards the more tropical climates. Danang, which is right in the center of the country was the next logical stop for us with its diverse geography containing vast expansive beaches to amazing hills.  Why Danang? Danang is one of the newest cities in  Vietnam with a large expansive waterfront skyline. It is fast catching up as a major tourist destination and has been coined as the Miami of the East. Along with amazing sunsets at the My Khe beach, one can also visit the nearby Bana hills to get a feel of the mountains. The city has some amazing bridges, water cruises, and in a way, it feels different from the whole of Vietnam due to its well-designed architecture.  How to Reach & Where to Stay? Danang is very well connected from all major countries through its International airport. The airport being right in the center of the city makes the commute times even less. One can easily book a grab under

Kovalam - A fairy-tale vacation awaits you!

Kovalam literally means “a grove of coconut trees”, and true to its name, this beautiful tourist destination among others in God's own country Kerala is a destination near Thiruvananthapuram which affords endless site of rows of coconut trees lining the silvery sand beaches. If you dreamt of a tranquil vacation with your dear ones with the saint-like coconut trees swaying gently by the constantly blowing breeze, your quest ends at Kovalam. And of course, one of the high points of Kovalam tourism is a relaxing ayurvedic massage that has the power to revitalize your weary mind and body!

The Famous Crescent of Beaches

Kovalam is a favourite haunt for tourists from around the world. It offers a spectacular view for the visitors with three adjacent crescent beaches: The Lighthouse beach, The Eve’s or Hawa beach, and the Samudra beach. A gigantic rocky promontory on the Kovalam beach creates a beautiful bay of calm blue waters ideal for sea bathing and leisure swimming. The Lighthouse beach is the favourite of the tourists with the historic 118 feet tall Vizhinjam Lighthouse creating an unearthly charm during the night hours throwing intermittent beams to win their hearts. Ashoka beach is another part of this vast 17 km coastline.

Easily accessible for the holidaymakers

Close proximity to the state capital Thiruvananthapuram makes Kovalam an ideal holiday spot. One can easily reach the beach city without losing time since it’s just 16 km from the Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station and the closest airport to Kovalam is the Trivandrum International Airport that is just 10 km away. Just for the record, Kovalam Chennai distance is 12 hours by train/ road and 1 hour by air.

An accommodation that fits your purse

Trivandrum is so close to this beach city that one might get induced to stay in the capital city during the vacation, however, my advice would be to find a suitable accommodation here itself according to your wallet if you want to listen to that sweet rustling of the waves, enjoy the exquisite Kovalam nightlife, and have a taste of the local traditions and xenial. Accommodation facilities range from five-star facilities like The Leela Kovalam (the only sea beach resort in the world that’s situated on a cliff-top) and Taj Kovalam Green Cove Resort to budget hotels like La Promenade Hotel and Turtle on the Beach, and leisure cottages like the Angel House and Ganesh House, and so on. These resorts and cottages will afford a panoramic view of the Arabian sea that keeps changing as the day goes by.

So much to explore

Believe me, you would want to extend your vacation when you start exploring the amazing variety of facilities and places sprinkled all over Kovalam. You wouldn’t like to miss the diverse leisure options offered by Kovalam tourism like sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, cultural activities, and catamaran cruising. People love the experience of sunbathing here as the tropical sun gives you a coppery tan in a matter of minutes! Going atop the Vizhinjam Lighthouse will offer a breath-taking view of the vast shoreline and the natural bounties around. And you shall never forget the spectacular sunsets at Kovalam in a lifetime. You have a variety of things to see like Halcyon Castle, Kovalam Art Gallery, Neyyar and Aruvikkara dams, Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple, Vizhinjam Rock Cut Temple, Kovalam Surf Club, Oriental Arts Emporium, oh the list is endless.

Then you should take a day off to visit Thiruvananthapuram, plenty to see here as well- the Thiruvananthapuram zoo, Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Napier Museum, Sri Chitra Art Gallery and SMSM Institute, the state-owned handicraft emporium.

Best time to Visit

The best time to plan your visit is from September to May since Kovalam weather is awesome during this period. You will have once in a lifetime experience during this invigorating trip. I promise you will carry endless memories of this beautiful beach city from your vacation. So when are you planning your fairytale destination?

Kovalam Beach


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