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Located on the stunning coastline of the Arabian Sea on India's western shores is the quaint town of Varkala. A popular tourist destination for locals and foreigners alike, it is not hard to see why, with its stunning red rock cliff faces and stunning beach. While much of the coastline is rocky and you cannot swim, there is a public beach on which you can swim. Many of the Western visitors are comfortable enough to wear their bathing suits here; however, you will find that most of the locals will still swim in their clothes. The sun is very strong here, so the hot tip is to always wear sunscreen -- even if it might not seem that hot or overcast -- because it is very easy to burn.
There is a walking path that runs along the cliff face with an abundance of restaurants serving the freshest of seafood caught from the area. There are also many hotels, cafes, clothing, and convenience stores along this path too for you to collect what you need or to wander around and explore.
here is also a main road back off this path that leads into the town and you will find majority of the Varkala hostels and other accommodations around this area, out of the hustle and bustle of the restaurant zone. If it also suits you, many of these Varkalahotels also offer ayurvedic massage and other ayurvedic services, but ask at your Varkala hostel desk for a reputable one, as many of them are not well trained. Otherwise, kick back for a couple of days, relax, and enjoy the stunning scenery and fresh food!
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Vedanta Wake up – Varkala
"Peace and quiet away from cliff - Comfortable huts on a backstreet away from the overdeveloped cliff area. Unni runs the place and is a great help. Lovely lawn out the front means that you can relax in the evenings. There is no food here but you can walk a few meters down to Mago/Ginger Lounge for food and drink." … "… air conditioning, personal lockers and an en-suite bathroom. For the convenience of backpackers and solo...
Heavenly Breeze Beach Resort
"Stop at Heavenly Breeze Beach Resort to discover the wonders of Varkala. The hotel offers guests a range of services and amenities designed to provide comfort and convenience. Take advantage of the hotel's coffee shop, laundry service, meeting facilities, car park, 24-hour room service. All rooms are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home, and some rooms come with satellite/cable TV, fan, shower, toiletries, desk. The hotel...
Mango House Varkala
"… prices. Each room has balcony and offers an affordable, clean & safe place to stay for budget travelers visiting the city. The Twin bedded rooms have two enormous comfortable beds, and a private bathroom. And each room is properly and purposefully ventilated so that you wont loose even a little bit of the holiday mood in a beach resort. Property Policy and Conditions: 1. Check in Time: after 12:00 2. Check out Time:...
Karthika Plaza Resort
"The most safe and clean resort in the area." … "… In this lap of nature is a heaven of man-made luxury with ten twin bed room in 2 levels with en suite bath and modern facilities. The in-house speciality is Traditional Home Made Kerala Food and a wide variety of fish, straight from the nets of the local fishermen. The Travel desk can assist you for sight seeing to various places like Janardhana Temple, Sivagiri Mutt, Anjengo...
Paradise Beach Resort
"Paradise lost - I was in Paradise Beach Resort in April. The staff is now North-Indian. They are mostly involved with relatives and friends from the north. Many times loud noise late at night. The whole day and night north Indian (mostly man) walking in and out. Not an interesting place anymore -- go somewhere else, similar or better places for the same rates." … "Friendly staff with good help for trips - Nice clean place directly on...
Casa Eva Luna
"… a 3000 square metre plot. It has two double rooms on each floor, each decorated in a different style that reflects the nature of the surrounding area. All rooms have marble floors, ceiling fans, attached bathroom, fitted shelves and draws, tinted windows and come with mosquito nets and towels. On the upper floor we have we have our Ayurveda treatment and massage room, offering .ayurveda massages and tuition courses. The house...
"… bath. New mattresses, pillows and sheets in December 2012. Mosguito nets covers windows. Fan and free Wi-Fi. Breakfast (egg, toast, banana, coffee or tea) included in price. We also have internet and STD phone for your convenience. Situated just 5 minutes from the crowds of the cliff scene, newly remodeled Sky Lark Guest House offers peaceful homestyle living. We are dedicated to serving the finest coffees, teas & organic...
Ela Inn Ayurveda
"… language is ‘THE EARTH’. Here, you can enjoy the beauty of the natural cliff, the beach and experience the traditional and scientific Ayurveda healing by experienced Doctors and Panchakarma therapists. The centre provides special home cooked traditional and natural ethnic food using toxin free vegetables and ingredients. We also conduct cookery shows and classes & Ayurveda life style classes. This Ayurveda center functions in a...
Puthooram Ayurvedic Beach Resort
"… Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Thai & Continental dishes. Our Ayurvedic centre is well equipped for Rejuvenation treatment and all sort of ayurvedic treatments and massages. We have a full time Doctor and well trained Therapists to assist you. ***Property Policies & Conditions: 1. Check in from 11am and check out until 12 noon. 2. Both cash and credit card (Visa, Mastercard) are accepted upon arrival. 3. Cancellation...
"… and the main beach where you can enjoy the thrills and pills of various restaurants,shopping or a game of beach football or volleyball. Next to us we also have a restaurant with room service. We also offer you the services of couple of well established Ayurvedic treatment and Yoga facilities here in Odayam beach.Magnolia is situated on half an acre of land and each cottages and houses are built separately for its own privacy.At...
The Sanctum Spring Beach Resort
"… Both business travelers and tourists can enjoy the hotel's facilities and services. Facilities like tours, Wi-Fi in public areas, restaurant, room service, valet parking are readily available for you to enjoy. Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. In some of the rooms, guests can find coffee/tea maker, desk, separate dining area, mini bar, non smoking rooms. Enjoy the hotel's recreational...
"… teas & organic foods available. Our daily dinner menus vary between local cuisine and that of the western chef who manages. Perfect for groups and retreats, all bedrooms have private baths, screened windows & fans. We also have internet and STD phone for your convenience. Our massage room is available for Ayruvedic or Swedish style massage .Ayruvedic sessions are available with Dr. Kiran Lal. a licensed doctor who...
The Haiwa Beach Residency
"… is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Varkala. Both business travelers and tourists can enjoy the hotel's facilities and services. Car park, facilities for disabled guests, 24-hour room service, coffee shop, valet parking are on the list of things guests can enjoy. Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. In some of the rooms, guests can find bathtub, satellite/cable TV,...
Kshetra Beach Resort
"… house of Kerala, dovetailing the beauty and ethnicity of its architecture and heritage whilst also providing most modern facilities of a resort. The rooms are named as per the hindu mythological star signs and the guests are allotted rooms as per their birth star. The interior of the rooms dons the theme of the corresponding star sign and each and every artefact in the room would bear consonance to that. This includes sculptures,...
Savithri Inn Bamboo Cottages & Resorts
"We have Newly, Naturally built Independent Bamboo Cottages cooled with Fan and AC. Ideally located just away from noisy Cliff-side.Neat & Clean and 100% Kids-Friendly. Just two minutes walk away from Black Beach. Beautiful landscapes and guests can rest in Hammocks in Garden. We are situated on the top of the cliff in a beautiful area shaded under coconut trees. A nice Fragrance everywhere from the Real Bamboos. We are just 53 Kms from...
Hill Top Ayurvedic Beach Resort
"… the best and most popular in this area, you can taste the exquisite flavors of India and Tibet and also the western ones. There is also space for health and wellness. Various types of massage, full health treatments, rejuvenation and detoxification and even training programs are available in the hotel ayurveda center. We also have a dental clinic. We organize all kind of activities and excursions, from quieter, such as...
The Haiwa Beach Residesy
"… to Haiwa Beach Residency Haiwa Beach Residency provides you with all the comforts and amenities of your own private retreat. You'll enjoy our sparkling offers such as deluxe rooms with spacious bathroom including bath tub and individual balcony . A/C rooms with attached bathroom and balcony. budget rooms with attached bathroom. etc. Our cost effective price ranges from 35 $ to 100 $ per room and exact pricing depends on the...
"… all-time favorite. Bamboo Village is a cliff resort offering the ultimate in relaxation and seclusion from the hustle and bustle of city life. With 10 sea view bamboo huts and 10 concrete rooms in which 4 of them are sea view executive rooms.Our rooms are provided with all essentials and all our rooms are mosquito proof. Each bungalow has it's own porch where you can watch the sunset or just relax with your book whiling away...
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