"Our Rest and Recuperation Beach Stop" Varkkala by giampiero6

Varkkala Travel Guide: 17 reviews and 91 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.

WACKY VIDEOS OF THE AUTORICKSHAW CHALLENGE

>>>> 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)
Country Stroll

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 and Cons
  • 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
  • Last visit to Varkkala: Jan 2008
  • Intro Updated Aug 1, 2011
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  • vpas's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2009 at 9:00 AM

    waiting for you to update this page.

  • umashanker's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2008 at 7:19 AM

    Glad to know that you enjoyed South India travels. Wish to read more on your pages.Best wishes.

  • budapest8's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2008 at 9:27 AM

    Look forward to your pictures and updates from India...I have a Finnish friend living at Varkala cliff, he spends the winters there. bought some land with a great view. Waiting in anticipation .Greetings from Budapest

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