Thapovan Heritage Home

Resort in Pulinkudi & Chowara

Two properties only 100m apart: one consists of beachfront Keralan-style cottages, while the other has Keralan teak houses filled with handcrafted furniture, swathed in bougainvillea and set among perfectly manicured hillside grounds with ocean views. Ayurvedic treatments range from one-hour massages to 28-day marathons, as well as yoga and meditation sessions, and there's tasty pure-veg and ayurvedic cooking.

It's 5km southeast of Kovalam.