Varkala has always been a small beach grove around which there are shacks, curio shops, small restaurants, lodges, homestays and mid-segment hotels. It’s got a character of its own and guests from all over the world, predominantly in the economy and mid-segment arrive here to enjoy a beach holiday.
Having Varkala as a base has many advantages such as:
* Easy Access to Trivandrum airport (50 kms)
* Varkala does not fall on typical Indian tourist itinerary map and therefore not very typically touristy
* Many excursion options (Thenmala Eco tourism, Ashtamudi Backwaters, Ancient Temples, Elephant camp etc.)
* Area around has a rural feel and has a laidback charm.
Cliff beach is the most happening area and where all the small and mid-segment hotels are located. Couple of premium hotels that Varkala has are set around the Varkala beach, which is a less happening public beach (where typically locals arrive on a weekend or a holiday).
Recommended Stay Duration: 2 nights