हमारा पड़ाव था कोवलम बीच जिसके खूबसूरती के बारे में मैंने बहुत कुछ सुना था और जैसा सुना था वैसा पाया भी। मेरी माँ को बीच पर घूमने का बहुत शौक था इसलिए वो नंगे पांव बीच के किनारे रेत पर चलने लगी। उनको देख कर पापा ने भी साथ देना शुरू कर दिया, फिर दोनों ने मेरा हाथ पकड़ा और उस रेत पर चलने लगे। ऐसा लग रहा था जैसे दोनों मेरे हाथ थाम कर मुझे दोबारा चलना सिखा रहे हों। मेरे लिए वो पल बहुत ही खूबसूरत था और शायद मेरे माँ पापा के लिए भी क्यूंकि मैंने माँ की आँखों में छलके आंसुओं को देख लिया था और वो फिर भी मुझे देख कर मुस्कुरा रही थी। कुछ देर उस बीच पर शांति से बैठने के बाद हम वापस गाड़ी में बैठे और आगे बढ़े।
We started our journey from Silk Board bus stop, Bangalore. Our bus started late evening and it was going to be over night journey. It is around 720 km from Bangalore which usually took 12-14 hours. And we reached Trivandrum at 11 am. From bus stop, we took auto which took us to our hotel i.e. Vedanta wake up hotel which is 500 mts from Lighthouse beach. We checked in and after few minutes we went to visit Kovalam beach. Really beach was very clean and well maintained by locals. We had our lunch by the sea side. We ordered Crab, it was around 1 kg in weight. First time in we saw such a big crab. After having lunch, we went to hotel and enquired about cab prices for tomorrow trip. We booked Toyota Etios at Rs3000 for two days. Later in the evening, we went to see nearby beaches. The first thing we notice there was, each hotel was displaying their daily catches sea like Crabs, Different fishes, Prawns and so many varieties of sea foods. We walked here and there and enjoyed the sunset at the Lighthouse. Later in the night, we had our only sea foods in the Dinner. Price was very cheap as compared to Goa or any other beach city in India.
"B.E.A.C.H" means "Best Escape Anyone Can Have". The most beautiful beach of Kerala or one can say in India is the Kovalam Beach which is in the Thiruvananthapuram city and it is also known as the “Paradise of the south”. It has 17 km of the Arabian Sea coastline and has three excellent beaches known as Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach and Samudra Beach which are adjacent to each other. Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees. Everywhere one can find coconut trees.
Kovalam is a famous beach with 3 adjacent crescent beaches (Hawah Beach, Lighthouse Beach and Samudra Beach) ideal for sunbathing. The main attractions to visit in and around Kovalam are as follows:
Kovalam Beach : It is 16 kms from the city , you can get a bus to the Kovalam beach from market . Kovalam has a light house and the night life is pretty chilled here.