Took a direct flight to Trivandrum from hyd. From airport its around 40 kms, cab would be best option to reach varkala to save time.
Best place to try solo, hotel stays are available, I prebooked the lost hostels which I would definitely recommend.
Coming to the place, it is the only place or one of the very few places which has a cliff to view the beach.
They are numerous beach shacks, cafes, massage centers and goes on...view of beach from cliff is outstanding. hopping in one of the cafes with sea food and beer is the best thing to do here....!!!