It was quite a long time that I did not meet my college group. So, one fine day I called them up and decided to enjoy an outing at Kovalam. Then, I called Manish, Sohan, Raj, Shikha and Antara regarding this; to which they all agreed happily. I booked the flight tickets of Saturday and asked them to gather at my home on Friday. It was such a wonderful feeling to see old friends after a span of 5 years. We enjoyed dinner with drinks and slept well on time to get up on time in the morning. I had already booked Vedanta Wake up because it fitted in our budget. It was really one of the best hotels in Kovalam.
The day came, when we boarded the flight and landed at Trivandrum International Airport. There, the cab driver was waiting to pick us and take to the hotel. On reaching, the hotel staff greeted us cordially with coconut water as welcome drink. Then, the bell boy escorted us to the room. After settling for a while, we ordered the dinner in the room. And the room service was quick enough to send it within half hour. The dinner was really tasty and we slept on eating it. The other day, we got a wake up call for the breakfast that was laid in buffet style. Followed by this, the hotel had already organized a sightseeing tour for us, as a part of Kovalam tour packages, which included Thiruvallam Backwaters, Samudra Beach, Kovalam Beach, Halcyon Castle, Parashuram Temple, Vizhinjam Rock Cut Caves and Padmanabhaswamy temple.
So, we started off with a visit to Kovalam beach in the first place. Splendid and spectacular are the words that rightly justify the place. The environs were so serene that we got engulfed in it. This made us take a long walk on the beach because everything was so beautiful for us. And not to forget about the amazing sunset scenes that were really breath-taking. After spending a couple of hours on the beach, we headed on to Halcyon Castle. Truly speaking, the castle stands proud as the epitome of Colonial architecture that reminded of Portugal and British Impact on the town. Following the Kovalam holiday package, the third destination of the day was Thiruvallam Backwaters that were quiet and calm.
With greenery spread around the place, it was simply majestic and heavenly gesture. Then, it was the lunch time that took us to a wonderful South Indian restaurant to savor on the exotic delights. After a tasty lunch, the cab driver took us to Samudra beach and Parashuram temple. It was a wonderful day for us to explore spectacular looking places. We returned home, had our dinner and slept. The other day was a continental breakfast that preceded our touring to Vizhinjam Rock Cut Caves and Padmanabhaswamy Temple. After this, rest of the day was at leisure; so, we went for some shopping. On returning back to the hotel, the dinner was packed for us because we had to board the flight in the late night to United States. I would love to say that Vedanta Wake up is one of the most wonderful hotels in Kovalam.