Tamil Nadu is very popular with tourists. To find out why take a trip to the other villages, towns and cities around Thovalai. If your schedule allows it, head 10 miles (16 kilometers) to get to Kanyakumari. Here you can check out the Gandhi Mandapam and Kumari Amman Temple.
While you are on holiday in Thovalai, why don't you head to Thiruvananthapuram. Approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers) away, this regional transport and shopping hub is where you can find Padmanabhaswami Temple, Lighthouse Beach and Technopark. Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, Vizhinjam Beach and Padmanabhapuram Palace are just a handful of the many other interesting attractions on offer here.
If you're keen on soaking up some of the local culture, go straight to Tamil Nadu's history museums and palaces. Get outdoors and enjoy Tamil Nadu's popular open-air markets.
Pack your own equipment or rent it on the spot, and make the most of the region's water sports. Surfing is a good activity to try. Another option is wind surfing.
The food enjoyed by locals is an integral element of any area and a wonderful way to understand an area. Lentils and also spices are popular here. Of course no trip to India would be satisfying without sampling masala dosa (thin crepe with dips) and sambar (lentil and vegetable stew). Shahi tukda (bread pudding) is the perfect way to finish any Tamil Nadu food experience.
When it's finally time to bid farewell to Thovalai, head to the nearest major airport situated in Thiruvananthapuram, 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the west.