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Beautiful crescent beaches lapped by the Arabian sea, swaying coconut palms, an abundance of fresh seafood – Kovalam has gone from being a quiet fishing village to a great holiday destination. Throw in the holistic healing powers of Ayurveda and yoga, and you are set for a well-rounded experience.

Lighthouse at sunset, Vizhinjam, Kovalam, Kerala, South India --- Image by © Image Source/Corbis

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The Napier Museum
Open :10.00AM-5.00PM
This 19th century museum in nearby Trivandrum displays stone, wood and ivory statues from the 8th century, and rare coins and old musical instruments. In the same compound, the Sree Chitra Art Gallery and Natural History Museum are worth visiting, too.
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Ride The Waves
Kovalam has some of the best surf in India, and the waves are just waiting for you to ride them. The Kovalam Surf Club, which was begun to get local boys and girls to stay in school by offering surf sessions as an incentive, organises surfing sessions for both beginners and experts.
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Hit The Beaches
Kovalam is a feast of sand, sun and sea. Lounge on the popular Lighthouse Beach, which has the candy-striped lighthouse that gives it its name, or check out the very breezy Hawa Beach. Samudra Beach, is quieter and has a steep walk that leads to it.
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The Vizhinjam Lighthoue
Open :3.00AM-5.00PM
One of Kovalam’s most recognisable landmarks, this candy-striped lighthouse on the southern end of Lighthouse Beach functions well till date. You can climb the spiral staircase for great views up and down the coast.
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Heal Your Body And Soul
Kerala is the home of Ayurveda, and you can’t go wrong with this ancient science of healing and wellbeing. Choose between a holistic Ayurveda break with a wholesome diet and treatment plan, or just pamper yourself with a soothing massage.
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Give Into The Call Of The Kasavu
You cannot come to Kerala and not add a beautiful length of pure silk to your wardrobe. Traditional saris range from the simple but stunning white ones with a kasavu or gold border, to vibrantly-coloured silks with elaborate borders. Pothys in Thiruvananthapuram is known for a good selection.
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Lend a Helping Hand
Open :10.00AM-7.00PM
Support the local handicrafts industry and acquire a great souvenir of your time in Kovalam. Typical Kerala artefacts and decorative items made from metal, buffalo horn, screwpine and coir can be found at the government-run Kairali Handicrafts outlet in nearby Thiruvananthapuram.
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Treat Yourself To Pure Gold
Open :10.00AM-8.00PM
Kerala’s twenty-two karat gold is always a good buy, and comes hallmarked for purity. Bhima Jewellery in Kovalam offers a selection of intricately-worked designs in earrings, neckpieces, bangles and bracelets, in both traditional and contemporary patterns.
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