The charms of Varkala, amongst one of Keralas leading holiday destinations today, are best explored at the Hindustan Beach Retreat launched by Hindustan Textiles Group, based in Kannur as leading exporters since 1935. The success of their business interests ranging from the US to Europe has provided an excellent base for their understanding of a traveller’s needs… not just from home but abroad as well —and this is amply reflected in the running of the hotel— in the quality of amenities and personalized service— and the demand for whose rooms continue apace with a slew of prestigious clients.
Each of the 27 guestrooms at the beautifully designed Hindustan Beach Retreat, atop a spur overlooking Papanasham Beach, surrounds you in an ambience of comfort-giving luxury— allowing you to enjoy the spectacle of Varkala’s gorgeous natural environs and serenity at your leisure. A popular gathering place for the guests here is the poolside— from where you get superb views of the Arabian Sea while enjoying a couple of lazy laps around the pool.
Barbeque evenings are loads of fun, while you watch the sunk disappear in the purpling sea and the stars come out to play on a velvety black sky. The Poolside Restaurant, marked by its glorious wood work and picture windows with sea views, serves up an array of Indian, Chinese and Continental specialties. Delicious meals await too at the Rooftop Restaurant from where also you can enjoy wonderful views of the sunsets and sunrises. Tuck into their great array of fresh seafood delicacies, both ethnic and Continental.
Fortified by the excellent meals and relaxing ambiance of the retreat set off for a leisurely tour of one of Kerala’s sublime secret destinations. Varkala with its fiery red cliffs, offset by coconut palms and stretch of backwaters and pretty springs, lies just 55km away from state capital Thiruvanathapuram. Explore the golden sands of Papanasham Beach and the black beach of Thiruvambadi, while sampling seafood at the food stalls here—then catch a Kathakali performance at the Varkala Cultural Centre.