Backwater daytrip from Varkala

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Varkkala , Varkala, India

Backwater daytrip from Varkala Reviews

ulis ulis
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Backwater daytrip from Varkala Oct 14, 2015
There are different possibilities for a Backwater Tour from Varkala.

If you like to get pampered there are different agencies in Varkala bringing you by car to a houseboat.

You can do it by yourself as well, go first by train to Kollam, 10 Rupies and 30 minutes by local train, 30 Rupies by 'superfast' train or 1. class (get your ticket from a semi automatic ticket machine, tell the men next to the machine where give him the money and he pushes the buttons), in Kollam walk or take a Tuk Tuk to the pier next to the bus terminal.

There you have the choice between the Village Backwater Tour, leaving every day at 9 am (easy day trip but i was to late) and 2 pm for 2.5 hours on a very small boat, tickets opposite the pier at the Tourist Office or the ferry to Alleppy, leaving every day at 10.30 am taking 8 hours and 400 Rupies until Alleppy (Allappuzha) or 3 hours and 140 Rupies until Amrithapuri Ashram. .The boat has a lunch break at 12 at a nice looking place with a decent but expensive self service vegetable Thali (rice and different vegetables as much as you want), 125 Rupies, while you they try to sell you a additional fish, very small and full of bones, 75 Rupies, definitely not worth the money.

If you go only to Amrithapuri Ashram you can do it as a day trip, when you leave the boat walk straight on for about 500 meters (or use a Tuk Tuk) until the 2. crossroad and wait there for a frequent but, 9 Rupies, to Karunagapalli bus terminal and change there to a bus to Kollam, 25 Rupies, and then by train to Varkala.

A French guy is running a standup paddle tour in the Kollam backwaters starting at 6 am and 3 pm for 4 hours with transfer from Varkala for 2000 Rupies.
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