When was the last time you sat on a cliff watching the sea? Do you remember penning down your thoughts while listening to the heartbeats of the sea? Have you ever imagined yourself capturing the panoramic view of Arabian sea? When was the last time you took out your paint brush to capture the tunes of waves in your canvas?
Please do it once you are in Varkala!
Varkala is 90 minutes’ drive from Trivandrum. It is best unraveled when traveled by car or bike where you meet multiple stretches of sea driving along the coast.
It's not unimaginable to have blessed with such a unique topography where the cliff surrounds the beach making it a soul stirring setting for escapists to laze.
There are many restaurants on the cliff offering culinary delights ranging from South Indian to Continental to Thai. The long stretch of lights on the cliff flickering from the restaurants make the perfect necklace for Kerala. The lane of lights fading as it reaches the extremes will surely remind you of your presence in the blazed heaven. Walk along the cliff and look up the sky napping in blue robe holding the sea in its sandy arms to shield the waves. It’s not often that you see an insatiable attempt of waves to touch the cliff. That was the pleasure you get as you peep down from the cliff at the sluggish sea. Sit back at the restaurants with flickering lantern and attempt to capture the heartbeat of the sea into your ears.
Varkala is not a one beach affair, It has two sister beaches to lose yourself into – Black beach and Kappil beach. Get your books and bikini out of your bags and hit the road to black beach for a blissful time. If you have forgotten your books, don’t worry Varkala cliff offers everything a traveler can be delighted with; books, shopping,food and cafes. Show your bargaining skills and get the best out of Varkala in the form of caftans and beach dresses.
Though unexplored by travelers, Kappil beach overs a quint escape from the main city situated 5 kilometers from Varkala and a drive surrounded by lake on one side and sea on the other.
We stayed at InDa hotel located by the beach and just 50 meters from the north cliff. If you are looking for a peaceful place with amazing surroundings, this is the place for you. They have six cottages with uniquely designed sit out areas. The food and hospitality will surely win your heart. InDa is always in high demand so make sure you get your bookings done well before reaching there.
If you are interested in staying on the cliff, the restaurants offer many shacks for overnight stay for 800 bucks. To get the fullest out of Varkala, stay here for more than a day since it has been majorly underestimated for being a one beach paradise.
Don’t forget to take some sand in your pocket it will surely sum up your trip! The ideal time to visit would be around August to March.