Hindustan Beach Retreat

Papanasam Beach, Varkala, Kerala, 695141, India | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Varkala

Smoked Trouser, Anyone?

A travel blog entry by mantei.sister


At this point we were tired of travelling and started to get a little homesick (day 23 of our 33 day journey). We drove another 3 hours to Varkala from Alleppey (our driver had a new shirt!) and checked into the Hindustan, a rather nice hotel with a pool located on the beach. Our room has a great view of the beach and ocean so we were excited to …


A travel blog entry by sammy_moore


... we haven't been sleeping until very late at night and then napping during the day. The sea was a welcome refreshment to the powerful sunshine and I found myself sitting in the shallows trying to avoid sand entering my bikini bottoms where the undercurrent was so strong. Rach went for a dip and I snoozed off. A little later I heard a belly flop and an " Oh my god my bikini top has just popped off". Her first instinct was to plank dive on to her towel. Funnnnny! We were ...

Cliff top views and dramatic sunsets.

A travel blog entry by dow


... two doors down ads our local, it is closest, and the staff are very helpful and polite. A couple of times when we have eaten elsewhere, it has been disappointing anyway. Especially the thali we had from the vegetarian restaurant, where I found broken glass in mine. Thankfully it had not sharp edges and was big enough to notice. The staff were concerned but not like they would have been in the Uk. I return my food, point it out,, but don't get annoyed, there is no point, it was ...

Living like a local - A Sony day.

A travel blog entry by griceydoesasia


... it looked like a lot of fun. However the bright yellow scooter more than made up for missing out. It's hard to ride without a massive smile on your face, partly because of how nippy it is but also because of how much you know your friends would laugh if they could see you now.What an amazing day, having met such genuinely warm and open people who have very little but are willing to share whatever they have with a complete stranger. The rubbish ...

English (Breakfast?) Tea

A travel blog entry by redsetter


... the ocean, and some very cheap accommodations to back to up. This is where I spent the next two weeks.

The weather is pretty dramatic during monsoon as you can imagine. There was a heavy storm on my second night there that I watched from a little café called Blue Moon – it closed in on us extremely quickly as the café owner hurried to pull in the table cloths exclaiming ‘you are in Varkala ...

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This 3 star hotel is located on Papanasam Beach, Varkala.
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