Fancy holidaying with the sun, sand, sea and surf? Kerala beaches bring out the best of what nature has to offer blending it with its splendid beauty. A land blessed with Golden beaches, crisscrossing backwaters, palm fringed canals, rich and versatile culture. Kerala is networked by 44 rivers and truly stands out as perhaps the most fascinating part of India, slowly being discovered and explored by the people of the country.
For those who seek refuge from the stress and pollution of modern life, Kerala beaches are havens of serenity and peace, making perfect vacations.
Kochi, the financial capital of Kerala refuses to grow. The administration or the municipal corporation has shown no sign of willingness to develop the city to some standard. Even the minimum bare infrastructure is outdated.
The city has accommodated 600 percent increase in vehicles in the last 10 years, and still the roads in the city are all single lane. More than 75 percent of the police force is on Kochi roads controlling traffic or chasing non-helmet rider and no-belt drivers (you cannot expect them to do a better job). Except for huge Flats and apartments, Kochi for sure is putting a poor image.
Have a look at the pictures to see a strange, lethargic attitude of the authorities. A cable drum roller parked on the one-half of the road. It appears like the cable company after laying the cable abandoned it to the fate of the road users. Imagine the state of the people who frequent this road. You need to update your Life Insurance premium regularly, after all insurance is good.
Walk at your own risk, Kochi has no footpaths, no proper bus stations, undisciplined public transport system, no proper use of space. I do not want to sound sarcastic, but I hope the concerned authorities and the governing bodies know how shameful this is.
Changing governance doesn’t make any sense, you need to have a society that demands changes
Unfortunately Kerala is no different from other state, the will-power is just missing. Hope Kochi catches up with other cities which are galloping faster.
And now Manos have cancelled their Kerala packages for 2009. Manos are the oldest tour company offering Kerala to the UK market and will be a real loss to Kovalam hotels and resorts. Its not the numbers but the ease that matters: direct flight, single payment. It’s a good way to introduce yourself to India.
In preparation for the tourist rush starting in November, school children and cadets were out in force over the past week clearing Kovalam Beach of marine litter and other detritus which is washed up every year during the heavy weather of the monsoon storms of the summer.
Kovalam beaches is one of the most popular areas of Kerala for visitors who arrive on package holidays and for beach holidays on the famous beaches of the area.
according to the London Daily Telegraph who state…
Kerala provides a gentle introduction to India and Kovalam, on the Malabar coast, is one of the most popular beach hangouts in the sub-continent. Its bays of white sand and coconut palms are a great place for families, with safe swimming and a good variety of beach activities, including kayaking, surfing and water skiing. Small shops selling handicrafts, jewellery and clothes line the waterfront as well as a number of excellent restaurants, which lure diners in by displaying the day’s catch – from lobster to swordfish – outside. In the evening, Kovalam comes to life with performances of Kathakali, the classical dance-drama of Kerala. www.kovalam.com