Akhil Beach Resort
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- Airport Transportation
- Drycleaning onsite
- Outdoor pool
- Room service
TravelPod Member ReviewsAkhil Beach Resort Varkala
Good rooms, dirty towels. Great part of the beach, safe and quiet.
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Travel Blogs from Varkala
... shops, hotels and guesthouses. We soon found a few favorite hangouts where we enjoyed fabulous familiar dishes like fajitas, fish tacos, hummus plates and fresh lemon sodas. There was an even mix of Indian and foreigners. The Indians seemed to be young couples or huge extended families. Parasailers ride the thermals up and down the cliffs like big birds. We occasionally walked the cliff path to the north. ...
... a baby calf who was resting on the ground. The smell was very organic!
The electricity went off soon after we arrived and Debra said it could be off from five minutes to five hours! Luckily it came back on after about ten minutes so we got to eat a delicious variety of Keralan curries served on banana leaves. We ate our way through rice, Dahl, banana curry, chick pea, cauliflower, bean, pineapple, carrot, potato and several other ...
... getting a feel for what it is like to spend time there. The purpose of being there is to find peace and tranquility. Each guest is required to give back to the community in some way - doing their 'seva', and I was no exception! Helping unload a truck of flyers was my duty for the day (I happened to be walking by) and then I happily volunteered to help some ladies with a book making craft project. Amma, the mother, was away spreading her love somewhere else in the ...
... That lasted 30 mins then the power dropped. The whole area seemed to be in a blackout, all but a pub/restaurant space a few properties back, which must of been on a generator. As luck would have it a bad cover band was playing and shadowed the dark land with its awful nirvana renditions and love songs from yonder year. It was only a matter of time before "Hotel California" and "Brown eyed girl" were busted out. You could say we were serenaded to ...
... Then we heard 10. I think we saw 2! All the houses along the route had placed offerings out on little tables (for the elephants? The gods? Shiva...wasn't totally sure!) We had been worried we wouldn't find the temple but there was no way to miss it because of the mass of people walking there! Once we got to the temple it was even more crowded. Tons of vendors selling food, lots of music, other loud noises. There was some temple festival recently with lots ...