The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala
Travel Blogs from Varkala
we've not had a great time in Varkala, cos the hotel is ****. Just letting you know we're ok though.
had some great food in a cliff top place called Cafe Del Mar. In fact its the only place worth mentioning. the problem has been that its off season, so most of the places in the south are closed as they are preparing for …
After a stunning train ride through miles of tropical blue sea and coconut trees I reached the shores of Kochi (Kerala state) at 5pm on 21st December after a pretty standard 20+ hour trip. As usual, my ticket ended up being to the most obscure station furthest out of town or the one not mentioned in the guide books but after a rickshaw ride which …
We couldn't decide what to do after the house boating. We have lots of things we would like to do in Rajisthan and there abouts - Agra, Jodphur, Jaipauir, Uaidipur, Varanasi etc, but it is now heading up to 40 degrees there. We are melting here at 35 degrees with 95% humidity so we know it is unrealistic to think we can trapse around looking at …
... the train began to move so I yelled to the girls to just get on quickly. Rose got in the next door along but managed to trip up the step and ended up with her legs hanging out of the carriage whilst the train slowly built speed. Some quick thinking locals had noticed what had happened and helped her in to the carriage. A shaken Rose joined us a little upset but thankful she was safe. On reflection she wondered whether her heavily laden back pack didn't help. I was a bit ...
... Endless beaches of soft sand, warm waves crawling up out of the sea, crabs scurrying into the frothy white away from the wandering shadows of beach-goers, Varkalla is a place you really have to try hard not to relax. Spread a blanket out put the sun-lotion on and kick back. When you wake up, turn over to apply the sun to your back and think about what’s for lunch. Fresh green coconuts and tropical fruits abound it’s just ...
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