After our splendid stay at Vagamon, we switched our mental gears from hills to the beach as we made our way to the Varkala beach. We took a a direct morning train from Vagamon. Varkala beach is next to a cliff. You have the shops and restaurants on the cliff and need to go down the steps to reach the beach. Having a meal at a cliff restaurant with the beach view, watching the sun go down is an experience in itself. We tried the Ayurvedic massage again at Varkala. Here, we also shopped for Kerala coffee, spices, coconut shell handicrafts, and tea, because what is a journey if it does not end with a part of the destination in our suitcases?
There is one thing though that I would prefer changing if I have to re-live this experience. We had pre-booked our return flight tickets from Kochi, however Vagamon is very close to Trivendrum, hence it would have made more sense to return from Trivendrum. Anyhow, on our way back, we took a train from Varkala to Kochi, which we almost missed and caught totally DDLJ style... albeit with a slight modification. My SRK was running behind me and a nice helpful fellow helped me jump into the moving train. SRK followed shortly after. Phew! Adventure is not my thing.