The beach resort of Varkala is on the southern coast of Kerala. It was here that we hoped to catch up on rest, laze around and enjoy the beaches social life.
Varkala is formed of two beaches, one lush golden sandy beach and the other, 'black beach', covered in black sand. Bars and restaurants littered the cliff top and it was the first beach resort i'd seen since Goa. We spent our days swimming, asleep on the beach or drinking in bars.
black beach, Varkala
The social spot in Varkala is 'The funky art cafe', which gained popularity though its huge drink list. One drunken night we hooked up with a group of welsh girls also trying every drink on the menu. We ended up dancing the night away in one of the clubs/bars. The girls had brought their ipod and where blasting out Pendualem (drum and base). I remember a German bloke doing the 'Roboto' and some of the girls riding a wooden horse. All in all the makings of a good night.
Welsh girls, Varkala
German national dance? Varkala
The plan was to head to Thiruvananthapuram (thats a real place!) to catch our flight on the friday to Sri lanka. After checking into the hotel though we saw a news report saying there had been an attack on Columbo international airport. The rebels (the Tamil Tigers) in the north of the island had lauched an attack on the airport, forcing it to be closed!