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Shiva Garden

05/06/2017 06/06/2017
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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

Inside the courtyard is a wonderful refuge for travelers. Guests gather in the communal hut to enjoy delicious simple food and free wifi. There is a play area for children and sports enthusiasts offering basketball and badminton. The highlight of the place is the manager Afzal who warmly and enthusiastically takes wonderful care of all the guests giving each his...

2Thank ladykanawa
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Casual friendly atmosphere make this place a delight! Great food served in communal eating area. Try the Chapati and Dahl. Wonderful place to hang out and meet other travellers. Simple and basic but the best.

2Thank Rob M
Varkala, India
Reviewed 17 January 2014

I came back to shiva garden for the third time this season. what can I say? it is my soul place in india. I go there when I want to connect with myself and meet my "shiva garden family" - that is a group of people who return every year and the owners, jaian, sonia and their family. shiva garden...

1Thank marianna7
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Reviewed 16 January 2014

Wow, what a place is this. I would have never left this place. Even though I stayed here for very less time but the memories are deep rooted. Probably I can say the best place to be in varkala. Special thanks ato Jayan and sonia. These guys are doing amazingly good to keep thier guest happily at thier stay. Rooms...

2Thank Shiv_Fun
Reviewed 12 January 2014

Wow wow WOW!! What can I say, I absolutely love this place.. Full to the brim of good vibes. You come, and you never want to leave. The traditional keralan breakfast is amazing, among the other food choices. Set out in between a garden of coconut palms, banana trees and papaya...this place is paradise. Jayan and Sonia have done really...

2Thank Ricky v
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 5 January 2014

In fact we only visited Shiva Garden for dinner (as recommended by locals) that resulted to be one of the best ,and most original meals we had in Kerala. Therefore, I would like to take the opportunity and recommend the restaurant of the place. Fresh and traditionally homemade food served in their very peaceful garden.

2Thank Athanasia B
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 December 2013

The moment I entered Shiva Garden, everything felt so peaceful and relaxed. I had planned to stay just a few days, but ended up staying almost a month. I loved the big garden, with its coconut trees, banana trees, hammocks, swings and tree huts. Every morning I started my day with yoga. I really liked Sonia's way of teaching and...

2Thank Marjolijn1983
Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France
Reviewed 14 December 2013

Shiva garden He stayed for 5 days in one of the very confortable appartements around a very big and shady garden with a big commun table and many simple rooms is a perfect place to meet travelers and to rest in the hamacas looking at the huge coconut trees. The good ambience given by the staff, the soft music, the...

Thank Bea A
Monza, Italy
Reviewed 12 December 2013

First Indian stop: Shiva Garden, Varkala. Amazing enviroment, nice people and good time. Seems to be in a hostel where you meet a lot of amazing people... Plus a really good Kitchen there! The only thing.. Be carefull to check prices before ...sometimes you can find "present" in your bill...

Thank AngelaV699
London, United Kingdom
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...

Thank sarahgammonuk

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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 

Additional Information about Shiva Garden

Address: North Cliff Kurakkanni | Kurakkanni, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Price Range: €13 - €37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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“sleeping in the dorms is an experience and also individual rooms are just perfect, big, double beds, plenty of light. Very convinient”
cooperviajando, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Check the price of the treehouse - they have 2. When i stayed it was R400, which is only 100 rupees more than dorm.”
MysticX, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There is wifi in the hallway and the commons area, front room did not have wifi.”
AniaNYC, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“the main building is old, the building behind are a bit newer.”
Rachel_Korah, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Awesome garden inside. Best place to chill in the afternoon”
marcioc186, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
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