Hindustan Beach Retreat

Address: Papanasam Beach, Varkala, Kerala, 695141, India | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel is located on Papanasam Beach, Varkala.
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      Travel Blogs from Varkala

      Typhoons, trains and too many buses

      A travel blog entry by taylorheadseast on Oct 23, 2014

      3 comments, 3 photos

      ... still learning the ropes. Like don't try and travel the day before Diwali with no tickets for a 400km trip. 4 local buses, some kindness of strangers, a trip in the train luggage section and avoiding a monstrous storm, I finally got from Pondy to Madurai, with the shortest stop at the rock fort in Trichy ever recored, ran all 417 steps and regretted it at the top! It only cost me 200Rs to get all that way though (albeit in 13 hours) Dad and his bus pass would be proud.
      I took ...

      Down in the jungle...

      A travel blog entry by awesomefoursome on Jun 30, 2014

      69 photos

      ... to run through the rain for it!) It was here that we also met Leon and Julene, who joined us for the next leg of our trip. Together with Leon and Ju we went East to the Keralan mountains in Munnar. We were welcomed by expansive forests and ultra-green vegetation for as far as the eye could see, along with non-stop monsoon rains. With the rains came a huge population of leeches, meaning any potential walks had to be kept to the main roads. Even then we spent most of the ...

      Local Food and Caboo

      A travel blog entry by laurenw_is on Apr 04, 2014

      3 photos

      ... a bath and washing machine. As we sat eating our delicious local thalis we saw groups of Indians washing themselves and their clothes.

      Had a very late night playing cards. Robert taught us a new game called “Caboo”. It's an intense mixture of memorisation and rapid reactions. Thoroughly recommend it. Although it is anti-social, requiring too much focus to allow for conversation on the ...

      India at first glance

      A travel blog entry by klsymllr719 on Jan 12, 2014

      ... it or the free roaming cows/stray dogs come by and have their fill on it. Cows are one of the many worshiped Gods here in India and therefor not eaten or harmed except when getting hissed at to get out of the way of traffic. I find it ironic that plenty of cows roam in such a poverty stricken country and are fed the trash. We reach Varkala, a little town nestled up close to the water, hung atop the cliffs edge ...

      Shivaratir-Crowds, elephants, and collapsing tower

      A travel blog entry by courtenay on Mar 11, 2013

      There wasn't a whole lot to do in Varkala (especially when you're scared of the sun and so don't want to go to the beach!) but we were there for Shivaratri, a big Shiva celebration. We went to a nearby temple for some of the festivities. There were thousands of people. It was crazy! An elephant parade led the way to the temple. It was slightly less impressive than we were expecting as we had heard rumors in the days preceding the celebration that there would be ...