Travel Blogs from Varkala, India

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Oh to be beside the sea again, Varkala, India travel blog

Oh to be beside the sea again

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... We jumped off the boat at Kollam, couldn't find any where even half decent to stay so we took a rikshaw straight to Varkala and finally arrived about 7.30pm. We spend our first night at Bamboo village - cheap and popular with backpackers and decide we ...

Our passage to India, Varkala, India travel blog

Our passage to India

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... a REALLY long way 6. Apparently American Idol CAN be seen from anywhere in the world...it's premiering on the cable TV here in Varkala, India - crazy. 5. There is no limit to how many times one can be asked during a day at the beach "Hello...HELLO ...

Christmas in Kerala, Varkala, India travel blog

Christmas in Kerala

A travel blog entry by bgleixner

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... and then you realize that when it comes to India there is no one right answer - particularly when it comes to transportation. Varkala was amazing - and definitely one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to.  The water was the perfect ...

train conversations, Varkala, India travel blog

train conversations

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... the English were a little crazy then no doubt Jade Goody has done plenty to promote this opinion. We got to Varkala and walked along the backpackers lane that sits right on the cliff edge with the ocean smashing away below. Its a ...

Simply food., Varkala, India travel blog

Simply food.

A travel blog entry by mette

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... a holiday. It's snowing in Europe right?) The boys headed off to Sri Lanka and as I've already mentioned I've reached Varkala a little bit north of Kovalam. It's funny when you meet people travelling, things happen much faster than under more homely ...

Hello! Pen!!!! Hello Room!! Goodbye Asia...., Varkala, India travel blog

Hello! Pen!!!! Hello Room!! Goodbye Asia....

A travel blog entry by ad_n_caz

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... about it in the comments book. Our last day, after learning about the ancient Jewish civilisation that came to Southern India and Cochin, we decided to visit the local Jewish quarter, which boasted a fairly un-impressive synagogue, some interesting ...

Penultimate, Varkala, India travel blog

Penultimate

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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... want to say hi to all of you in NZ - hope everyone is well, and know I that miss you guys. Well, right now, I'm in Varkala, in Kerala, and yep, I'm back on the beach (my tan is fantastic now!). This is my penultimate stop before I leave India, which ...

Varkala: India's Home for Backpackers, Varkala, India travel blog

Varkala: India's Home for Backpackers

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... assured Hollie that Varkala was going to be a considerably more laid-back beachside resort town. Despite the ongoing development Varkala still holds a relaxed backpacker vibe where people watch the days slowly turn into weeks either listening to Bob ...

Photos from Varkala Beach, Varkala, India travel blog

Photos from Varkala Beach

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Photos Only.  This was just a quick stop.   I need to start heading back up to Mumbai for my flight outta here!  ...

Allepey to Varkala - a rainy day, Varkala, India travel blog

Allepey to Varkala - a rainy day

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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... been to Varkala so he gave us some handy tips. We followed him to his guest house and managed to get a nice clean room there. Varkala is another beach resort but very different to the others we have been to. The beach is at the bottom of some very high ...

Another rainy day in Varkala, Varkala, India travel blog

Another rainy day in Varkala

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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We woke up to more clouds and very confused - we were told it doesn't rain at all in the 'dry' season. It's still been warm though so we spent a few hours on the beach playing frisbee and Luke played some beach cricket. He went for a sea dive and has ...

Beach day and movie night, Varkala, India travel blog

Beach day and movie night

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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... , trying fish ones this time. And guess what.....we went back for dinner in the evening! There are so many restaurants in Varkala but this place was guaranteed to churn out delicious dishes. And once again it did, we had a lovely chicken korma and ...

Last day in Varkala, Varkala, India travel blog

Last day in Varkala

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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It was a bit overcast again in the morning but we still ventured down to the beach. After a couple of hours the rays came out. We had our last meal at The Little Tibet, we shared a Tibetan noodle soup which came with some really nice steamed bread. In ...

Beach Time.. It's Been A While In-Between Drinks.., Varkala, India travel blog

Beach Time.. It's Been A While In-Between Drinks..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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Hello from beautiful Kerala and Varkala Beach in particular. To say we were looking forward to getting to this particular place in India is an understatement. It had been some time since we'd been able to throw off the clothes and immerse ...

The beach, Varkala, India travel blog

The beach

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... to Trivandrum (we will only write its real name once (above), we wont even try to say it!), and spent a day before moving onto Varkala. It is a fairly average city but it has a excellent art gallery and decent museum, as well as the usual temple and old ...

Photos of Varkala, Varkala, India travel blog

Photos of Varkala

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Some photos of ...

Memories of India & Backwater Pics of Kerala, Alleppey, India travel blog

Memories of India & Backwater Pics of Kerala

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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The 'mass of humanity' and the 'stink' were just a few of the scary words that I'd heard about India, before leaving Toronto. When we arrived at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi back in mid-January it felt more like Toronto Island Airport than ...

Bikes Reunited, Varkala, India travel blog

Bikes Reunited

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... to a bike, would race alongside.  A couple of the towns were hard to negotiate our way through.  We kept asking for Varkala beach, everybody so pleased to point the way and in some cases even give us a distance.  We reached the beach and ...

Beach resort in India, Varkala, India travel blog

Beach resort in India

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Varkala, India - The train to Varkala was only 8 hours long and we caught a day train, again we enjoyed teas, biriyani and snacks. We were on a waiting list again but still managed to find some seats. On the way to the beach, we passed a local celebration ...

Destressing in Southern India, Varkala, India travel blog

Destressing in Southern India

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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... to share the same birthday as me. She was in Agonda taking a few days break from where she currently resides in Varkala, another beautiful beach destination in the Southern state of Kerala. Varkala reminds me a tad of California as the town ...

Barracuda Delight, Varkala, India travel blog

Barracuda Delight

A travel blog entry by lilly_annew

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Well, I spent the last couple of days on the beach most of the day. Yesterday I got a little too much sun. So, today, I'm staying off the beach to give my back a little break. I finally opened up the book I brought to read. Until now, we've been so busy ...

First Real Day in Varkala, Varkala, India travel blog

First Real Day in Varkala

A travel blog entry by lilly_annew

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... to his hotel instead of the one we wanted. We told him we wouldn't pay any upfront. So this morning went wandering around Varkala and found this really nice hotel right on the cliffs overlooking the ocean. The room has a balcony with a fantastic view of ...

Kerala's Beach-Heaven, Varkala, India travel blog

Kerala's Beach-Heaven

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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... I got sick from the fans running all night and I had another reason to just relax for a few days on the beach. Varkala is a really cool place with a pretty and clean beach, great waves and warm ocean, a fantastic cliff walk with great restaurants ...

On Our Way to Varkala, Varkala, India travel blog

On Our Way to Varkala

A travel blog entry by lilly_annew

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... left because we had so much luggage and it was so crowded. We weren't sure we were going to get out.:-) We found a room to stay the night, but it wasn't the room we had wanted. Varkala is a beautiful place. I think we are going to stay here a few ...

Varkala, Varkala, India travel blog

Varkala

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... Varkala is looking a much nicer place - I had just discovered our hotel room has toilet paper which makes it a very special hotel in India! Day 16 - Varkala While there's not a great deal to do here, we're more than happy not to do a lot for a ...

Last Day in Varkala, Varkala, India travel blog

Last Day in Varkala

A travel blog entry by lilly_annew

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... and she is going to do them over for us tonight. She is a very nice woman also. Almost everyone we have met here in Varkala are friendly and caring. Most are not pushy and the Tibetan shops have really good prices. We leave very early tomorrow for the ...

Elephant  Festivals and Big Beaches, Varkala, India travel blog

Elephant Festivals and Big Beaches

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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Varkala is yet another massive beach in southern India.  All the accommodation is set up on a cliff that over looks an expansive beach below.  The main activities here are sunbathing, swimming and cafe hopping.   If your not ...

Cliffs And Beaches, Varkala, India travel blog

Cliffs And Beaches

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... of our passports, instead of the usual two handwritten copies of both, plus a photocopy.  Also, their address was simply Cliff, Varkala. After dropping our things we took a walk toward the waterfront.  The cliff-side laneway was lined with the ...

Kovalam - Varkala, Varkala, India travel blog

Kovalam - Varkala

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... 3 stoned Indians lounging about on the verandah) and we rewarded ourselves with a dip in the sea - I'll reserve judgment on Varkala till another day. We congratulated ourselves on spending only 1 between us to get here (although the other 7 probably ...

Southern Beaches, Varkala, India travel blog

Southern Beaches

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... ; a striking sight. I also found this great cafe which served brown bread; the first time I've had it in India. I don't think the beach in Varkala is as nice as in Goa but there are far less tourists and there were also numerous temples in the town which ...

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