November 11, 2020

Varkala with Nishu Barolia

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to the Tanned Travel Girl, Nishu Barolia!

Today's destination: Varkala, Kerala!

Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport (TRV)

Nearest Railway Station: Trivandrum Central (TVC)

Prerequisites - NA

Packing -  Pack appropriately for some warm weather and sun!

Time of the year - Winters are the best, Nov-Feb

Length of the itinerary: 3-5 days

Itinerary Highlights:
- Nishu sets off by exploring the beaches of Varkala, the most important being the Varkala cliff beaches.
- Apart from the North cliff and the South cliff, other important beaches include black beach, Odayam beach, Edava beach, Kapil beach.
- The Kapil beach is unique in the sense that there is Kapil lake across the road where one can take a boat ride or kayak.
- The entire stretch of beaches can be covered in a span of 4-5 hours by WALK!!!
- Some beaches offer fun adventure activities like paragliding and jet ski. Other activities include beach yoga.
- The North cliff beach is popular among international tourists and offers a variety of stay and food options. The north cliff is usually crowded as a result of this.
- Apart from the beaches, one can also indulge in temple hopping as there are several significant temples in Varkala.
- The important temples include Janardhana swamy temple, Shiva Parvati temple and the Guru Ashram amongst others.
- Finally, one can visit the Anjengo fort and light house and find out about the history. There is also an old tunnel constructed by the British for trade/transportation which is being revived now.


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