Saturday, April 12, 2014

K is for Kozhikode/Kerala/Kovalam

As a child, I don't remember many vacations to places other than my grandparents place which is also a K Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh. Both my maternal and paternal grandmothers were there and ailing with cancer. So my summers and any given school holidays were spent in their homes. Those were really the best times of my carefree childhood. I was also born in Kakinada.
My brother, me and my paternal granny in Kakinada.
My first real holiday came when my brother got admission in IEEE, Kozhikode. Kerala, the most popular tourist hub in India, came into my family radar. So this K was very prominent in our lives for almost 4 years.
In Kerala, my absolute favorite is K for Kovalam beach.

Kovalam is a beach town near Trivandrum, Kerala. It is sometimes referred as Paradise of the South and that is so true. Beaches in India tend to be muddy or rocky. The pristine aquamarine waters are a rare sight. 
Kovalam was the first beach in India which I saw whose blue waters wowed me beyond words.
The place has three beaches-The Lighthouse beach, Hawah Beach and Samudra beach. 
Me n mum in Hawah Beach

This is my entry to the #AtoZChallenge 2014. I am having loads of fun reminiscing about my favorite places in the world (among-st the very few that I have visited!) . If you want to check out the whole list I will cover through the month, check out my theme post.


  1. What great memories and glad you have a beautiful beach

  2. Anonymous12:13 PM

    I came here via A-Z, and enjoyed reading your A to K posts! Nice photographs with short, crisp and relevant text.

  3. Lovely pictures! As a child, we didn't take many vacations ourselves; some camping trips in the woods in the summer, or a trip to our relations in the country. When I was old enough to take these trips myself, those were the best days of -my- childhood. Memories I'll treasure forever.

  4. I work in non profit and at one point of time i used to manage projects in Kerala. And i used to wait when i will go to field visit, because its so scenic you wont feel you are at work.


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