True Blue Holiday At VarkalaPosted By usha on August 26, 2011 at 6:42pm | Beaches of India, Blog, Travel, Travel Guide
THE GATEWAY HOTEL, VARKALA
This little beach town in the green-and-silver state of Kerala is a relatively recent tourist discovery, and makes a wonderful refuge for those looking to escape the everyday. Look forward to unspoiled beaches, pretty cliff faces, red rocks and palm trees. Varkala is also steeped in history, and is an important Hindu pilgrimage destination.
The Gateway Hotel Varkala is a perfect weekend getaway for those weary of city life. Towering gates that hide this garden resort may make the place seem intimidating, but step inside to discover a service that’s warm and hospitable. Perched atop a sandstone cliff, the resort has architecture that’s simple, and interiors, tree chic. Flowers bloom cheerily at almost every nook and corner of the premises. From the lobby, you can see the shimmering blue sea. Shortly, you discover that the beach is but a two- or three-minute walk from the Gateway hotel Varkala. In short, you get the best of both worlds here – a walk through Nature’s flora and a dip in the vast sea. Our room is spacious with a balcony that overlooks the sea. There are other cosy rooms that face the landscaped gardens and take you directly to the resort’s swimming pool. There is plenty to do at this resort in Varkala, especially if you are into sports. You can play tennis, volleyball, badminton, table tennis or head to the gym at Gateway Hotel Varkala.
And, to ensure you are up to such activity, there’s GAD (Gateway All Day), the resort’s multi-cuisine restaurant. It has a section dedicated to ‘active’ food, packed with anti-oxidant and phytonutrients with low glycemic levels to keep the body’s energy level balanced. However, if you are not the ‘sporty’ kind, you can lounge with a book from the lobby’s book shelf while enjoying the cool sea breeze. Or, head to Kappil beach and work on your tan. Try the backwater boat ride at Kappil. You can also visit the 2,000-year-old Janardhanaswamy Temple, just a few minutes from the beach. However, if you just want to unwind, head to the Ayurveda centre and indulge in a massage.
True Blue Hoilday At Varkala – Things to do
Try your hand at sports – tennis, volleyball, badminton or table tennis. Burn a few calories at the gym. Go on a backwater boat ride at Kappil. Head to the Ayurveda centre for a massage. Or, just lounge with a book as you take in the cool sea breeze.
We have listed the following sports gear which you can buy on the web by clicking the link below:
Sportcraft Two Player Badminton Racket SetBadminton Equipment)
Yonex Mavis 2000 Nylon Championship Tournament ShuttleBadminton Shuttlecocks)
Tourna 18-Pack Mesh Bag of Pressureless Tennis Balls
adidas Men’s Barricade Team Tennis Shoe
Wilson Triumph Tennis Racquet without Cover
We have listed the following Swimming gear which you can buy on the web by clicking the link below as soon as you plan your travel:
Speedo Women’s Vanquisher Swim Goggle
Speedo Aquatic Xtra Life Lycra Conservative Ultraback Swimsuit
Speedo Men’s Solid Jammer Bathing Suit
Speedo Kid’s UV Thermal Suit
Speedo Vanquisher 2.0 Plus Mirrored Goggle
Stearns Kids’ Puddle Jumper Deluxe Life Jacket
True Blue Hoilday At Varkala – How to get there
The Gateway Hotel is 50 km from Thiruvananthapuram airport, 2.5 km from Varkala railway station, 55 km from Thiruvananthapuram city, and 220 km from Ernakulam.
True Blue Hoilday At Varkala – Tariff
The Tariff varies between seasons. Click on the following link for booking:
We have also listed few good travel Guides on Kerala ( state in India), To buy click on the link below:
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