Kovalam is the Ayurvedic capital of Kerala, whatever ye need, thou shall get. The coastline is actually not that great, but it is still an amazing place for walks and experimenting with food. The sand is black, and the lighthouse makes for a perfect evening photo capture. Kovalam is an old town, do not expect hotels to offer modern style of luxury. There are a plethora of options to stay, so choose the best one according to your budget. Plan a two nights stay in this wonderful ayurvedic abode. One can reach Kovalam via Trivandrum, it is a short ride of 20 kms, serviced by buses and cabs alike.