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

Back to the Beach

A travel blog entry by jaseross on Jan 21, 2015

31 photos

... had seen since being in India and I think it was about as thrilled at seeing us as we were about seeing it. We gave each other a good wide berth on the way out and returned to find it had gone. We’ve not seen one since but we are being very careful walking in the dark now. I should have been just as careful walking barefoot on the beach when I felt something sharp touch my toes. Fortunately I instinctively lifted my foot and placed it down on a ...

Slow Down Before You Hurt Yourself

A travel blog entry by travelnshit on Dec 28, 2014

76 photos

... rocking about on that ocean. I get seasick in the bath. It must take them hours to unravel the nets an' all, it takes me long enough to unravel headphones that have miraculously gotten tangled despite careful coiling. These nets are a ******* OCD nightmare.

But these holy people and this ritual. They've built themselves little sand plinths (king of all words. Miranda reference. Not even sorry) ...

A wonderful time doing not very much

A travel blog entry by laurastoker on Nov 04, 2014

1 comment, 5 photos

... us at the end of a pedestrianised walkway that lead to a maze of guest houses dotted around marshland. Walking in the semi darkness across the slippery paths, we had a bit of a scary moment where a scary dog was angrily barking at us and I slipped and half fell into the bog, before we backtracked and almost admitted defeat, seeking refuge in a different guesthouse. Luckily the owners of our original place called us in the nick of time, came and found us, and lead us ...

Yogies, hippies, beaches and great food!

A travel blog entry by brodie.selby on Feb 12, 2014

3 photos

... India has more palm trees or more people, still undecided!). The town is mostly set up along a long cliff which looks out of the wonders of the Indian Ocean . The cliff is about 30 meters high, yet a short walk down some rather steep and rough stairs opens up a busy, yet beautiful beach line.
I would say Varkala is one of the most relaxed places I have ever been to, and it is definitely a central hub for hippie travelers within India. If you don't have long ...

Decisions, decisions

A travel blog entry by jennystolborg on Feb 09, 2014

1 comment, 6 photos

... Hindu and yellow=Muslim.

Varkala is perched almost perilously along the edge of dizzying cliffs. It is naturally very beautiful with a strand of golden beach nuzzling the bottom of the cliff edge. The beach has a really strong current and is one of the most dangerous beaches in Kerala and fatalities have been known. For this reason we did not visit the beach often here. The cliffs are slowly being eroded during the monsoon periods so who knows how ...