Akhil Beach Resort
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Next stop on our tour south was the jungle of the Western Ghats, where we spent two days in bungalows in the depths of the Masinagaudi Tiger Reserve at a resort called Jungle Retreat. Top marks go to Al Russell for his recommendation. Upon arrival we were shown videos of elephants, wild dogs and leopards wandering around the lodge at night, hence why after dark we needed guides to escort us around. One day we were told to wait a little while before returning to our rooms, as there ...
... York American was staying in our guest-house and had previously met the girls so Lauren and I were introduced. He is 35 and has been travelling India for over a year. He has wispy brown hair down to his shoulders and covered by a bright blue cap. Large spectacles are perched above a scruffy beard and moustache. He talks about movies. Almost to the exclusion of all else. The list of names he has dropped borders on some kind of psychic assault on whomever he is talking ...
... and had and bit of a drive in front of us we decided that the only solution was to take the gate of it's hooks (could be done by just lifting it up), let out the bike and then put the gate back again. As we were almost done, the owner of the gate and the driveway came out, and he wasn't happy. He seemed deeply offended that we had even parked in his drive way, how could we even consider doing something like that!? We, who didn't even realize it was someone's driveway (we ...
... shoot for Rasputin.
The plot is typically ludicrous, being somehow based on the legend of the Russian monk, yet also a modern-day rom-com featuring a dream sequence involving the girls from Baywatch playing American football. Yes, it's sure to be great.
Anyhoo it was great fun, and I earned a whopping 1000 Rupees for a day's work. This ...
... and served on a hot plate. Delicious! This is also where the cocktails started with strawberry daiquiris. After food holly, Neil, Bani and I went to rock n roll cafe which is Varkala's version of a bar with Moroccan style seating, a small dance floor area and the do was an I pod but the music was good and the cocktails were £1 each! Needless to say we took full advantage of the drinks and had a little dance too. Highly recommend this place for a holiday, my favourite place so ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
TravelPod Member ReviewsAkhil Beach Resort Varkala
Good rooms, dirty towels. Great part of the beach, safe and quiet.
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