India Photo Diary: Varkala

Varkala, India, Kerala
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Finally part one of my India photo diary is here!
Today’s post is focusing on just one of the many places I have visited in India: Varkala.

Varkala is a small town situated on the coast in the state of Kerala. The unique cliff top boardwalk and layed back beach vibe coupled with the stunning ocean views draw many tourists to the area… Some never leave! I have visited Varkala a few times in recent years and have to say it is one of my favourite places in India. Perfect for a chilled out break from the seeming chaos that is India!

For anyone planning a trip, I have put together my personal guide to Varkala!

Place to Stay: Akhil Beach Resort is a luscious tropical resort at a very reasonable price. The rare luxury of a pool makes this a must stay in my opinion, especially if you are travelling with kids! They also have an Ayurvedic centre, daily yoga classes and a restaurant.

Place to Eat: Pretty much all the food in Varkala (or India for that matter!) is amazing and you can get all types of cuisine along the cliff top. My favourite eatery was Abba Restaurant, which we unfortunately only discovered on the last day! Everything we ate was so divine and I highly recommend the momos!

Place to Drink: No holiday is complete without cocktails at sunset, right? Luckily there is a place that delivers both of these at the north end of the cliff. Sunset Restaurant has the best mojitos around and the endless view of the ocean provides the perfect setting.

Must see: Take a walk up the end of the north cliff, near the helipad, to watch the incredible sunsets India has to offer. We actually made an effort to catch the sunset each day as it was always so breathtaking! 
Special mention: If you, like me, can not function without a daily dose of caffeine, then you must visit the Coffee Temple. Home of possibly the best coffee in India!

So there it is Emily’s guide to Varkala!! Hopefully I have helped anyone planning a visit.

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1 Comment

  1. Ratan Bairwa April 18, 2014

    Well, these photographs are beautiful and amazing. I appreciate your effort in these photographs. Nice clicks. To avail best India tour packages visit http://www.indiabydriverandcar.com

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