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India: Varkala

Brezzy clifftop town scattered with lovely restaurants, yoga schools; and a chilled vibe where days can easily flow into weeks.

sunny 34 °C
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I managed to get a luxurious 2AC seat from Kochin to Varkala.
The view from the train was truly spectacular as we passed through the troipical lush backwater areas.
South India is truly magnificent, in a very different way to the bustling north.

Varkala is all new age, Tibetan shops, yoga classes, wifi, good coffee and an ultra relaxed vibe.
The "town" sits atop a cliff with one of the most spectacular views I have experienced.

The beach, below the cliff is gorgeous and unspoilt.
On my first hazy day, I overheard a self styled European "guru" advising his young disciple on how to lure babes ...hehe.

I met with compadres Ana Britt and Hezi at the Rock n Roll Cafe:

It was a week of chillin in the sun, trip planning, and enjoying good food and company.
On my last night there was a beach party - not exactly packed, but a nice vibe with boogeying by the beachside fire by the select few.

Varkala, doesn't exactly typify India, but it is one of it's most beautiful, relaxed and quality spots.
A lovely break before some focus time at Sivananda Ashram....

You can view all of my photos from Varkala here

Om Shanti

Posted by SkinnyFists 05:48 Archived in India Tagged varkala india_beaches

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Hey Craig, Kate sends her love..as do I. We had a wonderful time in Cochin and then went down to the tip of India were we stayed in a wonderful white hotel on a cliff. Kate lived on their SCRUMPTIOUS parathas and daal. She was only 6!!

You look like all is well with you, again..

Love Les

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