Day 2,3 &4: 3N/4D Trip To Kovalam & Poovar, Kerala

Day 2:

On second day morning took breakfast and left the resort. Today we have check-in in Geethu International Hotel, Poovar.

So after check-out the Kovalam resort, we drive straight to Poovar. On the way to Poovar, we stopped at Poovar Golden Sand Beach. This is a long stretch beach and have beautiful view.

See the panoramic view of the Poovar Beach below:

After we spend some time here (around 45mins), we left the beach and went to the Hotel Geethu International. Check-in to the hotel and took some rest.

Around 2PM, we finished our lunch in this hotel and left for backwater cruse. There are many boating services available here. They charge around 2000 per hour per boat for 6 seater boat. They will take you to the sea and show some point of interest places through the backwater channel.

There are few floating restaurant on the backwater. You eat sea food here, but prices are very costlier. So think about ordering anything. They will charge Rs.300 for briyani, which tastes below average.

We hired 2 hour boating and return to the hotel around 5PM. We completed the dinner around 8PM and went to sleep.

Backwater Pic:


Day3:

On day 3, we wake-up early morning and bath. Around 8 AM we completed the breakfast and drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). We reached Trivandrum around 10 AM and went to Kerala Science and Technology Museum. There is nothing for me, but it's very useful for school students. This place includes a planetarium, science and technology gallery, 3D&4D theater which has shows about tech and astrology.

After spending around 45 mins, we left to Tirivananthapuram Zoo. It's medium size zoo, which host some 20 types animals includes bear, tiger, deer, monkeys, reptiles and birds.


Here you can spend around 1 hour. After this zoo, we left the place and rive to another beach Shangumugam Beach. This is another long stretch beach and have good panoramic view. Just walk and you will spend around 1 hour. Around 4 PM we left the beach and drive straight to the Hotel. We reached the hotel around 6 PM. We did some shopping for spices, have dinner and went to sleep around 9 PM. 

There are many other places to see if you have time. There are around 20 point of interest places.

We planned to wake-up very early morning to get back to our home. So then we can avoid traffic and worst ever road condition.

So woke-up around 3 AM and left the hotel and drive towards HOME.

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Day 1: 3N/4D Trip To Kovalam & Poovar, Kerala


I made this trip with one of my friend. The total distance to Kovalam from my place (Aranthangi) is 425kms.

Root: Aranthangi - Madurai - Thirunelveli - Nagarcoil - Kovalam.

Driving to Kovalam for 425kms will make me very tired. So I decided to start one day before and stay in Thirunelveli and start earlier on next day from Thirunelveli. So we can reach the hotel in Kovalam on the check-in time 11PM.

In Thirunelveli, we stayed at Hotel TVK Regency, a Two Star Hotel. I booked a AC Room in this hotel via MakeMyTrip. The cost for the room for a night is Rs.1100 including GST.

Pros:

1. Clean Room.
2. Geyser in room.
3. Clean bathroom.
4. LED TV.
5. Bit small room, but OK.
6. Located in the main road.

Cons:

1. No private parking. You should park in front of the hotel.
2. If you open the windows, bad smell come from outside.

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On next day, we started early morning around 6:30AM towards Kovalam. The road is very good up to Nagarcoil, it's toll road and there are 4 toll gates within 250kms. After Nagarcoil, the roads started getting worse. You can drive the car maximum 40kmph speed.

We reached the hotel around 11:30AM, but the check-in time 12PM. Even though our room is ready, the receptionist requested us to wait for 12PM.

On 12PM, we check-in to the resort (Beach & Lake Ayurvedic Resort). Booking made via MakeMyTrip for one night for Rs.1286 including GST with complementary breakfast.

Pros:

1. Very near to sea. You can see the sea from the resort and listen to the waves.
2. Very clean and big room.
3. Big and clean bathroom.
4. Cable TV.
5. WiFi Internet.
6. Running hot water.
7. Mini Bridge.

Cons:

1. Even though the name is Beach & Lake, there is no access to beach.
2. Food taste is average.
3. No Bar.

After check-in, we had lunch at the resort's restaurant and went to Kovalam Beach. We relaxed their up to evening. We come back to resort late evening, took dinner and went to sleep early night.

Kovalam is just a another beach, I feel nothing special. There are hotels and restaurants alongside the beach. These restaurants will serve you food, beer and wine. No hot drinks.

Root Map for Aranthangi (Tamilnadu) to Kovalam (Kerala):



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