A weekend at Varkala

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About Varkala Varkala is a coastal town about an hour and a half’s drive from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, with relatively unharmed beaches, and cliffs that stand adjacent to the Arabian Sea. The town is also famous for a 2,000-year-old Janardana Swami Temple, located close to a beach that’s called Papanasam […]

Kumarakom: Top experiences

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We were in Kumarakom (Kerala) this rain-soaked weekend and even as I write this—from a staid, cloistered hotel room—I yearn to be back…to feel the silky-soft green of the leaves, marvel at the nodding lotus stalks and undulating undergrowth on the backwaters, protest at the resounding scream of the Cicadas, savor […]