The Leela Kovalam resort is located between two sweeping beaches in Kovalam, a short drive from the Trivandrum International Airport. Offering 182 rooms, The Leela Kovalam is Kerala’s largest beachside resort, offering breathtaking panoramic views of Kovalam shoreline. Along with variety of dining and entertainment options, which this 5 star deluxe hotel is offering, The Leela Kovalam also offers an authentic Ayurveda Wellness SPA called Divya. You could also choose to unwind in our splendid infinity pools that merge into the westerly horizon. And when living in God’s Own Country, can the living be anything less than divine? All our beach-view guestrooms have their own private sundecks. And the Sea View wing, which houses The Club, is perfectly positioned on a seaside cliff.
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Neyyar Dam is a reservoir, hidden within a wildlife sanctuary in Trivandrum, Kerala. A popular site among eco tourists and nature lovers, the Neyyar Dam and its surroundings are renowned for their astounding biodiversity. Several rare medicinal herbs can be gound in the area. The lake near reservoir offers boat rides, providing visitors with mesmerizing panoramic view of the mountainous forested region while enjoying rejuvenating tranquillity. The Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary spreads across 128 square kilometres and is home to a rich variety of flora and fauna. The Lion Safari Park, Crocodile Park and the Deer Park sections of the reserve provide plenty of opportunities to encounter animals while ensuring absolute safety. The Crocodile Park, also known as Crocodile Rehabilitation and Research Centre was recently renamed by the Kerala government into Steve Irwin National Park after late Steve Irwin. This Park also includes a habitat for otters.
The name “Ponmudi”, which means “Golden Crown” in Malayalam, truly describes this magnificent hill side resort. Fertile forests, meandering streams and misty valleys add to the region’s beauty while rendering it a birds’ paradise. Here you can find Malabar hornbills, blue-black malabars as well as rarely encountered long-tailed paradise flycatchers. You can also observe rubber tappers and tea pluckers going about their work which provides an interesting and insightful experience. Ponmudi also offers you a good boutique, which sells a range of merchandise from Rajasthan, Kashmir and Nepal as well as local Kerala goods. High quality jewellery ornaments and spices are among the region’s prominent wares.
Veli Tourist Village
Situated at a mere 8 kilometres from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) at a point where Veli Lake flows into the Arabian se, Veli Tourist Village provides entertainment and excitement for the whole family. The adjoining Veli Lagoon is a great place to enjoy aquatic sports. Paddle boats, speed boats and water scooters as well as beach equipped with all the necessary paraphernalia can all be found at this village, to make your experience memorable. The village is connected to the beach by a floating bridge, which is renowned for its beautifully landscaped gardens and provides a safe and fun-filled haven for children. Apart from the myriad of aquatic sports that are held in the lagoon, the establishment also boasts an 18 acre park with a water facade. This landscaped picnic area is open to the public from 8am to 6pm every day.
The Sri Padmanabha Swampy Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is Thiruvananthapuram’s holiest shrine. The building is a fusion of Kerala and Dravidian styles, making it a perfect example of South Indian architecture. Inside the temple you can find ancient works of art as well as stone and bronze sculptures, wood carvings and murals. One of the most valuable murals that can be found in the temple dates back to the 14th century
Kanyakumari or Cape Comerin, is the meeting point of three bodies of water where Bengal Bay, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean flow into each other. This picturesque coastal resort is internationally renowned for its breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. During the full moon, visitors can enjoy a truly unique experience of witnessing both sunset and moonrise simultaneously.