Palm Ayurvedic Beach Resort
Travel Blogs from Varkala
... in second class and get a feel of how the majority of Indians travel.
Anyway, we arrived in Varkala, hoping for 4 days of sunbathing and relaxation. What we got was rain and some of the biggest strorms we have ever witnessed. We had to run back from lunch several times in the thunder and lightning, with shop owners laughing at the sight. Luckily, on our last day the sun shone so we did make it down to the beach and attempted a swim ...
... and night time by the time we pulled up to our resort. Our driver got a little lost on the way, but only on the back roads looking for the place.
The four of us settled in and then attempted to walk around the area to see where we could grab dinner. Hmm.. There wasn't much around that we could see, but it was also kind of dark back in the ally ways. We didn't want to venture over to the water either because we heard the beach is off of ...
Varkala is great little spot even if a little touristy. It is essentially a small community of laid back beach bars, cafes & shops that are perched on the inside of a cliff top path over looking the beach a good drop below. The vibe here was lovely, it was laid back with out being in another world like a number of tourist/hippy spots in India.
I found myself a cheap room and had some food, a little confused about the place. I was told that ...
... that I had, had a allergic reaction to. Nothing to worry about. But he gave me 3 prescriptions for 3 different sets of pills to be taken over the next 5 days. So after signing up and getting a health care card, seeing a doctor, getting a blood test and results and getting 3 prescriptions it cost me a grand total of £4.50 won't bother putting that through the insurance! So turns out I'm fine bit of a tart and a prangster but I can go back to being a beach bum now ...
After nearly three weeks of fascinating but intense and sometimes difficult travel we have been greatful for a few days of R&R at a lovely guesthouse a 10 minute walk from the "old" and "new" beaches of Varkala in Kerala.
One of the best things about Varkala is Debra, our host. A Chigagoan who has lived in India for six years and London for 15 years before that, she has an incredible life story. Massage therapist to the stars of Rock and Roll! She ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking