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The beach resort of Kovalam is perfect if relaxation is what you have in mind. It consists of a cluster of restaurants, Ayurvedic therapy rooms, hotels and shops for tourists, focused around a vast stretch of warm, gold and black sand and a shallow wash of blue sea protected by a jutting headland, topped with a tall lighthouse and a fringe of palm trees.

It is quite possible to escape the main 'Lighthouse Beach' in high season, however, and explore the succession of smaller, private coves which extend down the coast (though some of them are privately owned by holiday complexes) and the northern end of Hawah Beach, separated from the other end (famous for being India's first topless beach in the 1970s) by a small headland and only used as the site of a local fish market in the mornings.

Written by  larapiegeler.

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