About Villa Jacaranda
Villa Jacaranda is made up of four spacious, light and airy rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Each room has its own veranda overlooking a tropical garden and the Arabian Sea beyond. The double beds are large, the bedlinen crisp cotton, the décor a simple but stylish blend of the old and the new...The beach is a minute's walk away, as is the ancient hindu Janardhanaswamy Temple. Ayurvedic massage and treatments are also available nearby.
Villa Jacaranda is set in a tranquil and green part of Varkala called South Cliff. It is a newly-built house, modern in concept with some traditional touches. There are four large and comfortable rooms for our guests to choose from. At ground level is the garden with a lily pond and fragrant subtropical plants. The beach is a five minute walk away - as is the ancient Hindu temple of Janardhana, which is open to non-Hindus. There are several interesting shops and restaurants around North Cliff. As Varkala is a small town, everything is within walking distance. We have Internet Connectivity in each room. Please bring a laptop or hire one here during your stay.
Ayurvedic massage, excellent for rejuvenating a tired body, is offered by experienced practitioners. Approximately Rs500/$10 for an hour.
Our interesting cotton "beach towels" – (ideal for the kitchen) are for sale (new ones, of course).
You can have reasonably priced clothes tailored locally – bring a garment along that you would like copied. Bring the fabric, or better still, choose some from an array of fabric shops in the town centre.
Prescription glasses – they do an excellent job at the local opticians.
Steel and brass utensils – easily available, prove very popular as gifts.
Reception Opening Hours : 24 hours
Check In/out Time : 1200 hrs and 1100 hrs
Parking : Free Parking
HOW TO GET THERE
By Air : Varkala is 50km away from the International Trivandrum Airport, only an hour's drive by taxi. We can arrange for our guests to be picked up and dropped off at the airport (a/c taxi Rs 1500; non a/c taxi Rs 1000).
By Road : Sawai Madhopur is approximately 4 hours by road from Jaipur and 8 hours from Delhi.
By Train : Varkala is linked by rail to places within Kerala as also Madras (Chennai), Bangalore, New Delhi, Bombay (Mumbai), Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Mangalore.
A small state in the south west corner of India, Kerala is a land of rivers, backwaters and coconut palms. The official language is Malayalam, but English is widely spoken and understood. It has an equable subtropical climate - the months from September to February are very pleasant, with temperatures rarely exceeding 26°C - 28°C. The summer lasts from March to May, followed by the Monsoon months from June to August.
Attractions: Seaside Town - Janardhanaswamy Temple - Lord Vishnu shrine - Papanasam Beach - Red cliffs of Varkala