Hippy Varkala

Tripoto
29th Aug 2017
Photo of Hippy Varkala by Rajasree
Day 1

Early morning 4am, me and my bestie head out on a roadtrip to Varkala. Google maps to the rescue. The dark sky and lonely roads were perfect for a head start.
Tip: If you want to go on a road trip head out at midnight (if over 4 hour journey) or early morning (if less than 4hour journey). Beats the traffic and enjoy the sunrise :)

Reached atop the varkala cliff at a restaurent named Clafouti Cafe. The view was impeccable. Beach below with roaring waves and a good filling American breakfast. Perfect blend.

From the cliff, we drove to the Papanasam beach (Its the same coastline as Varkala beach) Very clean shores. Sparingly crowded. Good for a match of beach volleyball (For all the beach bums, there was a volleyball net)

The local people said its a little less crowded being off season and hence had no rides available then, unlike otherwise, as they dont encourage it during monsoons(Similar to Goa).

I got a beach umbrella and an easy chair (paid a very nominal fee) for rent. Quite a relaxing day.  Had lunch from Hindustan Beach Retreat, which was right around the corner of the beach. The
lunch thaali was the best I had in recent times and the view was just amazing. The entire beach coastline could be gazed as far as it met the eye.

From there by evening I decided to drive back the same day (Yes.. 8 and half hours drive in one day ;) ) The drive back was something that I always dreamt about. A two way lane with roaring waves on either side of the road at sunset. What more to ask for. It was heaven.Somewhere during the ride,on the beach ,we saw a wrecked ship. It was picturesque on a sunset backdrop.

Attaching a few pictures below which does not do justice to the sight by itself. (I know.. I need to get a new cam ;) )

#bitbythetravelbug ..Varkala beach.. Check

Photo of Varkala Beach, Kerala, India by Rajasree
Photo of Varkala Beach, Kerala, India by Rajasree
Photo of Varkala Beach, Kerala, India by Rajasree
Photo of Varkala Beach, Kerala, India by Rajasree
Photo of Varkala Beach, Kerala, India by Rajasree
Photo of Varkala Beach, Kerala, India by Rajasree
Photo of Varkala Beach, Kerala, India by Rajasree
Photo of Varkala Beach, Kerala, India by Rajasree
Photo of Varkala Beach, Kerala, India by Rajasree
Photo of Varkala Beach, Kerala, India by Rajasree
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