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 …
... to run through the rain for it!) It was here that we also met Leon and Julene, who joined us for the next leg of our trip. Together with Leon and Ju we went East to the Keralan mountains in Munnar. We were welcomed by expansive forests and ultra-green vegetation for as far as the eye could see, along with non-stop monsoon rains. With the rains came a huge population of leeches, meaning any potential walks had to be kept to the main roads. Even then we spent most of the ...
... wall that plunges down about 30 or 40 metres to the edge of the beach. Pretty much what you expect when someone says, “cliff”, but with a beach at the bottom. Glad we cleared that up. Along the top of the cliff is a winding path dense with stalls and tourist restaurants. Locals sit on stools with their back to the ocean and attempt to entice you into their establishment.
Our guest-house is a bohemian establishment with basic rooms ...
... s eyes." Med student-Madurai.
It is a strange feeling to rattle off the cities I have seen in people's country watching their expression. Understanding on a deeper level the privilege of travelling, and reflecting upon how to do it as consciously as possible without taking or doing harm. How are we using these travelling experiences when we return to our own country to bring about ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility