"Our Rest and Recuperation Beach Stop" Varkkala by giampiero6
Varkkala Travel Guide: 28 reviews and 103 photos
In 2008, I participated in an amazing race where we drove AutoRickshaws 1000 km across Tamil Nadu in India. As you can imagine, this is extremely grueling and challenging. Well, it was! After we finished, we took an old Ambassador to the hotel in Varkkala and veged out and recuperated for 4 days. Sleeping, eating, strolling and generally feeling better from being sick. It's a real popular place on the backpacker route these days with tons of tourists from all over mixing with the shop owners and vendors and restauranteurs.
>>>> SHORT FUNNY VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS OF THE INSANITY! <<<<
A. Pre- Race
Elaborate and Thorough Training Day
1. Chennai to Pondicherry - 76km (47 miles)
You can't live forever!
B. Day-off for New Year celebrations.
PUTHANDU NAL VALTHUKAL = HAPPY NEW YEAR
2. - Pondicherry to Thanjavur - 113km (70 miles)
Man, I cannot wait to get out there again!
3. Thanjavur to Madurai - 177km (110 miles)
Mayhem and Disaster...for the others.
4. Madurai to Rameswaram - 173km (108 miles)
Getting in the groove
5. Rameswaram to Tuticorin - 181km (113 miles)
No Look Sri Lanka!
6. Tuticorin to Courtallam - 100km (62 miles)
7. Courtallam to Kanniyakumari - 160km (99 miles)
Monkeys. Big Time! And Victory is within reach!
Total: 1024km (636 miles)
C. Rest and Relaxation
Off to Kerala for RnR
- Pros:Nice beach. Chilled vibe. Beach front bars and restaurants
- Cons:The hippie trail vibe. (which some will like)
- In a nutshell:A nice relaxed beach spot in India. Not undiscovered by any means, but a respite from cities and hectic life
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