With Kerala being an old Portuguese colony, I could almost smell a bit of European cakes in the guest houses of Kovalam. But Varkala had me by surprise. I had heard of Varkala to have become a backpackers and retirees destination. Again, that is contradicting for me. I would think backpackers to Asia look to rough it out and retirees relax in 3 star+ luxury. North beach in Varkala just turned out to be a place housing above average - semi luxury guest houses.
|Arabain sea on one side of the cliff and resorts on the other side|