Varkala is a beautiful coastal town in Thiruvananthapuram district and is the only place in Kerala where the hills come close to the sea. A mecca for yogis given the countless yoga classes, it has a wide variety of beaches and has been a Hindu pilgrimage site since the 12th-century. To get the best of the place, stay in one of those beach resorts that adorn the beach town. So, check out these stunning mid-budgeted resorts under Rs 5,000 that are close to the beach.
Hindustan Beach Retreat
Hindustan Beach Retreat is a beachfront resort located just few kilometers away from the North Cliff. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind while you enjoy the majestic view of the sea and sound of the waves. Their rooms have ultra-modern interiors and amenities combined with a spectacular view. The rooms are spacious with sophisticated decor and equipped with all the necessary amenities to make your stay comfortable. The place is also a centre for Ayurveda based treatments and spa facilities in Kerala.
Cost: Rs 4,500 onwards
Samsara Harmony Beach Resort
Just 500 m from the beauty of the serene Varkala Beach, the Samsara Harmony Beach Resort leaves no stone unturned to provide a luxurious and comfortable stay to its guests. This relaxing enclave is located minutes away from Kappil beach and the renowed 2000-year-old Janardhanaswamy temple. Have a relaxing time in the resorth, munch on the delectable fresh fruits served in the morning along with a satisfactory breakfast, and get comfortable at the incredibly spacious rooms.
Cost: Rs 4,000 onwards
Bay Cliff Cottages
Bay Cliff Cottages, as the name suggests is set on top of a North Cliff providing instant access to Varkala beach. Get acquainted at the sea view room that comes with a balcony and wake up to the sound of the waves crashing against the shore. Bay Cliff Cottages offers spacious and traditional luxury cottages with sea view verandahs and open-sky showers; local cuisine and seafood at their celebrated on-site restaurant; and yoga shacks where guests can practice yoga and meditation.
Cost: Rs 3,500 onwards
Maadathil Cottages Varkala
Located on Odayam beach, Maadathil Cottages are a collection of 12 traditional Kerala style bungalows overlooking the sea. Calm and relaxed atmosphere surrounded by coconut palms, paddy fields and beautiful background of rich greenery are an added bonus. They provide excellent amenities to the tourists with a comfortable and hygienic stay at affordable prices. Their beautifully furnished rooms include one large double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower and hot water, a balcony overlooking the palm trees and sea where you can enjoy their home cooked breakfasts and fresh seafood dinners caught straight from the beach.
Cost: Rs 3,500 onwards
Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort
Situated just 200 metres from the Papanasam cliff at Varkala, Deshadan is one of the best resorts in Varkala. Be it the cuisine, the facilities or the comforts, it always manages to provide the best of everything. Discover the exotic pleasures of the Varkala Beach which lies very close to the resort. Take a refreshing dip in the sea, build sandcastles or just bask in the glory of the sun. Their rooms are styled with traditional Indian decor and thatched roofs, blending in with the rustic ambience of the gardens and mingling seamlessly with the natural attractions of this unique setting. The traditional Indian spa is the cherry on top of this relaxing and rejuvenating resort.
Cost: Rs 3,000 onwards