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Shiva Garden
Ranked #12 of 103 Varkala B&B and Inns
Reviewed 6 December 2013

I have stayed at Shiva Garden for just over 3 months. It is easy to get stuck in Varkala but somewhere like Shiva Garden makes you want to stay forever. It is a haven of peace and the owners have created a real family atmosphere for backpackers travelling alone or in groups. I came here with a friend but decided to stay on when he returned home. The yoga classes in the morning are brilliant - I was a complete beginner, couldn't even touch my toes and now I'm almost at advanced level. The yoga yeacher also offers massages, reiki and life coaching of which I've tried all three and they were really therapeutic, I'm very glad I did them. The rooms are great and clean and the communal area is brilliant and a great place to hang out with other backpackers. Shiva Garden is my home in India and I'm already planning my next trip back

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 4 December 2013 via mobile

Shiva is run by friendly helpful staff. They have a loverly communal area which is very relaxed and has wifi if there is electricity! Stayed in a private double room which was great. My only issue was walking back from the cliff at night meant walking through a dark alley. It was safe but I wouldn't want to do it alone.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

Shiva garden is a good place when you are going for Ayurveda treatment and swimming in the sea or take yoga.
Our room is clean, simple no a/c but nice to stay
People are friendly here. Food is good.
If you like to take Ayurveda treatment then I recommend Siddhi Ayurveda.
They are very good, normale prices and Allways good oil. That is what you can expect, the doctor there is also interested and follow you every day of the treatment.

Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Really glad we found this place, really relaxed vibe. Good food, great service, Jayan and Lijur were really helpful arranging trips, transport and stays at other homestays as well. Lots of the other guests were friendly too. Great value, would love to go back for longer.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

shiva garden is a magical place. i have returned there time and time again over the years. its located just a 3 minute walk from the beautiful main beach. shivagarden is probably the most budget friendly place near the main beach. the owner Jayan is a very sweet man. he always treats customers like a guest in his home. this place has a very peaceful energy. the owner and his wife have a beautiful baby that smiles at everybody. when ever i stay here i always stay longer than expected. this is one of the few places in Varkala where you dont feel like anybody is trying to scam you. the food is excellent. really its all about the atmosphere. Shivagarden has the good vibes!!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Shiva Garden

Address: North Cliff Kurakkanni | Kurakkanni, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Varkala
Price Range: ₹ 892 - ₹ 3,631 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SHIVA GARDEN is one among the most reputed home stays in Varkala. Perched near a majestic red cliff overlooking the Arabian Sea, this charming home stay offers many warm hospitable services as well as a fantastic garden view. Here we have a magnificent garden growing many famous Ayurvedic plants and trees, surrounding the resort. Guests are only minutes away from the famous 2000 years old Janardhana Swamy Temple, Kappil beach and Angengo Fort built by the British East India company in the 17th century. Shiva Garden is the perfect base for leisure and you may never forget this in your life. ... more   less 
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Shiva Garden Hotel Varkala
Shiva Garden Varkala, Kerala

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