I'm working 6 days a week as an engineer ,. I love to spend the time travelling when I'll b free without works.
Here I'm giving a brief description about how you can go to varkala without any plans.
I board the train at 9.45am from ernakulam reached varkala by 1.30pm why I have chosen this time because it's a good time to be relaxed upto evening and spend the time in beach Coz it's sunny season.
Pick an auto directly to varkala cliff cost 80rps if bargains work you can reduce the fare ,went to have lunch there are lots of restaurants in the cliff according to your budget and taste you can choose one.,
It's nice to get relaxed there by having a drink., spend the time by relaxing in the restaurant itself upto 4.30pm
I haven't booked any rooms to stay .,directly went to the nearby stay and ask for the rare for the double room.,700rp in off season they will charge if u bargain you will get it for 500rp.
The best time to visit the beach around after 5pm you can have a walk around the lengthiest beach side or else can have a fun bath in the beach if you are a group of people you can play the beach volleyball if you are having those accessories.