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Sunday, 17 Dec 2006: Killer Kovalam January 12, 2007

Posted by Arun Rajagopal in India, Indian Railways, Travel.
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Slept most part of the day. The travel bug bit again. Goa it was. Went to Trivandrum in the afternoon with a friend to book my ticket. Hated the bus ride in KSRTC. Walked into the reservation office at Trivandrum Central Railway Station just when they closed down reservation at 2pm. Came back with the vital information that there were seats on a special train to Dadar departing next day. Went to Kovalam beach, a famous tourist attraction in God’s Own Country – Kerala and then later to the Museum and Zoo. Didn’t find Kovalam to be that interesting. More hyped than substance. Wonder how tourists can get to chill in peace on the quite small beach, with hawkers out to hassle you all the time. Loved the Zoo, got some snaps of the animals. Got really pissed at a group of visitors who threw stones at a leopard sleeping on a tree to wake it up. Felt like feeding them to the poor beast. May not have been a good idea, cuz probably they would have eaten up the leopard. Got back to Kollam by bus. Pretty quiet day otherwise, went for a Malayalam movie – Mohanlal starrer Baba Kalyani in the evening…

To view more snaps from Kerala, click on http://new.photos.yahoo.com/schmoozeby/
Type ‘Kerala’ in the ‘search tags’ field in the top right corner and click ‘Go’. To check out my wildlife snaps, type ‘fauna’.

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