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Shiva Garden
Ranked #12 of 103 Varkala B&B and Inns
Reviewed 1 December 2014

If you need stay in India, Kerala, I sincerely advice You Shiva Garden in Varkala (http://www.varkalahomestay.com/home.html).
I was living there this year from September to the middle of November and had a very cozy room with private facilities only for 400 INR per night.

Really pleasant, loving atmosphere, nice rooms in 3 minutes walking to the beach and cliff with majority of souvenir shops, free good speed Wi-Fi and hospitable services .

Nearby the resort are also famous sea sights - 2000 year old Janardhana Swamy Temple, Kappil Beach and Angengo Fort.

And rickshaw driver can also take you to the center of Varkalain 15 minutes.

Sonia and Jayan, hosts of the Shiva Garden, are really sympathetic, understanding and friendly pair. Sonia is also amazing dancer, singer, qualified Hatha yoga teacher who provides unique creative yoga lessons with magical relaxation. As well she is a wise life coacher and astrologer, healer, Reiki Master, massage therapist and teacher.


So, if you are looking for inner changes, true Self, would like to receive massage or even study massage therapy or Reiki, Shiva Garden is ideal place to start new life in very natural way. If not, it's also wonderful resort to relax and meet a new friends, play volleyball and read books in the beautiful garden with majority of Ayurvedic plants and trees:)

  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 November 2014 via mobile

Shiva Garden in Varkala was my first stop this time in India, and I stayed there for almost two weeks. I absolutly loved the place. I came alone and the staff took good care of me.

Every morning I had yoga classes with Sonia. I'm a beginner in yoga and she has really inspired me to continue. After two hours class of meditation, pranayama ang yoga with her, I was always happy and peaceful rest of the day.

The rooms are clean and cheap, food is really good and all the staff are lovely. You meet other travellers here and you will definetly have a good time! I know I did.

Stayed: November 2014, travelled with friends
3  Thank mirandakarelind
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Reviewed 14 November 2014

Stayed here with four children in march this year. We had spent about half a day looking around for the right place to stay, knowing little about Varkala. When we stumbled upon this place we knew we'd found it. We didn't take advantage of much of what this place has to offer- yoga and the like but it was a beautiful and relaxing place to stay with lovely, helpful hosts. The woman who runs the place even got up at 5:30 to give us breakfast before we left as the kitchen didn't open until later! There's s great tame of accommodation. We stayed in an apartment/ bungalow but of we hadn't been with the kids might well have stayed under the stars on the roof. Half the time we just hung out at the hostel.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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4  Thank simongroom
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Reviewed 10 November 2014

Really helpful staff. Lovely garden full of puppies and hammocks! Great breakfasts as well. Clean rooms with towels and complimentary soap and loo roll, even in the cheap rooms. I enjoyed staying here - thank you very much.

  • Stayed: November 2014
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3  Thank Hannah G
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Reviewed 14 October 2014

I was visiting Varkala during off season, rainy season, so there where not many people staying at the home stay. Nevertheless the owners very nice, very hospitable and very open to a conversation! In season this place must be buzzing with good vibes! Accommodation was simple but quite clean for Indian standards.

Solo traveler, August 2014

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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3  Thank anarod2014
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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: ₹ 893 - ₹ 3,638 (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 Varkala, Kerala

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