Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Kovalam, Kerala

My friend Geeva is from Kerala and she recommended we visit this part of India for its tea plantations, beautiful sunrises, wild life sanctuaries, beach, and house boat trips down the river. We didn't want to be in a car or boat every day so we opted to stay at a retreat in Kovalam called Niraamaya Retreats - close to Thiruvananathapuram - for some R&R. 

Coconut drinks upon arrival

The property was very pretty and well kept


These were our chairs outside our bungalow

We had perfect weather

It was very relaxing

There was also a gym that we went to everyday - this was some art in the gym that I liked

Paul with Ganesha

Paul is mesmerized by the crashing waves

Looking up


Looking towards the mosque and lighthouse

Crazy crashing waves

This view just didn't get old for me

Some pretty greenery

At sunset



Just a forest of palm trees

The water looked amazing

My husband is amazing

I got a good shot of the stars! Paul was glad that I put the tripod we've been carrying for 10 months to use.

Another sunset

Going for dinner - Paul is wearing his custom tailored shirt!

Nice cactus

Mosque and lighthouse

Another day, another beautiful scene

This is what we basically did for 4 days

There were yoga sessions you could sign up for

More pretty colors during another sunset

A great end to our visit to India

Thanks Geeva for the recommendations - maybe next time we'll do all the other things you suggested!


  1. Yeah!!! You made it!! You certainly deserve the R&R after all your adventures. I am so thrilled that you could experience a little piece of what I still consider my home....

    1. Yes, and it was awesome! : ) Thanks again for the recommendations - hopefully we'll be back one day!

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