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):



Photos of the resort - Beach & Lake Ayurvedic Resort:






Kovalam Beach Photos:









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