ABOUT Shiva Garden

Experience the Resort Shiva Garden – an unforgettable Home Stay ambiance just steps away from the Cliffs and main beach

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History

Our resort in Varkala beach opened its doors in August 2007 by the hands of Jayan Rajan, and since then, is open all year round, receiving guests from all over the world.

Sonia joined the Shiva Garden Team in January 2010 for 3 months, and in January 2012, up to the present day.

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Present

Shiva Garden is an homestay with a warm familiar ambiance in Varkala situated in the North Cliff just three minutes' walk from the beach.

Shiva Garden offers a private entrance to the Garden and is an ideal destination for families and backpackers. From the resort’s garden you can enjoy a luxuriant green from all the trees, plants and local wild life that lives in this garden., Worthy of an inspiring song or painting.

Location

We are located in South India, Kerala (God's Own Country), Varkala beach, one of the Top 10 beaches in India, rated 3rd place by Tourists, and one of the First 30 Tour Destinations in the Planet, rated 28th place among the 100 top ‘Best Value Index’ around the globe.

The main beach is Papanasam beach. The word Papanasam means washing away sins. The legend says, that to take a dip in the waters of Papanasam Beach washes away all the sins in one's life.

Shiva Garden Home Stay is located 5 min. walking distance from Papanasam beach, 10 min by rickshaw from Varkala town and 20 min from the picturesque Backwaters.

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Best Rates in Town

Shiva Garden Home Stay offers a range of budget and medium-priced accommodation located in a large private garden with a friendly, familiar atmosphere. Facilities include a restaurant, free wi-fi, music ambiance, activity hall, therapy room, playground for children’s and for adults, chill-out area, books for exchange and a esoteric library.
Prices range from 200 INR to 3.000 INR per night. Different types of accommodation are available including 3 apartments, 6 balcony rooms, 2 Deluxe Rooms, 5 budget homestay rooms, 2 Tree Huts, 2 dormitories with 8 places each and 6 tents.
Jayan and the manager, speak fluent English, Hindi and Malayalam. Sonia, from the Indigo Academy speaks English, French, Spanish or Portuguese and a bit of Italian and Malayalam. In total, the team can receive guests in 7 different languages. Jayan created the restaurant area in a way that makes easy the meeting of people. The restaurant serves typical Keralan delicious homely food with fresh vegetables, fruits, fish and prawns from the daily market. Jayan is the body, mind and soul of the place, from managing the place and looking after the guests, to gardening, cooking, cleaning, maintenance and artistic painting, he does a bit of everything. His creative mind is always "cooking" new ideas to improve Shiva Garden, and every year, there is something new to offer to our guests.

AMBIANCE

During December to February, in the high season, Shiva Garden can gather around 50 to 70 guests from different parts of society, religions, ages from 1 to 80 years old, and from all over the world. It's usual to see people meeting each other there, making friendship, going together to the beach and at night time to the restaurants for dinner. After dinner, they come back and enjoy the evening at the garden.

Already happened, guests meet in Shiva Garden, fall in love and have babies, and after some time, come to visit the Shiva garden family, with their baby. Shiva Garden have a private area where guests feel comfortable to hang around during the day, reading, playing, socializing and relaxing when they are not at the beach. In the High Season Jayan organizes parties offering Classical Indian Dance, Bollywood Dance, Oriental and Belly Dance, Yoga Performances and Flute. Shiva Garden offers a different and alive experience of tourism.

"The ambiance is easy going, homely and friendly. It is an experience, like our guests say in Trip Advisor, of... "feeling at home far away from home"

EXPERIENCES OF NATURE

At SHIVA GARDEN, nature and environment take center stage. Ever y experience is inspired by and built around this core, where the view from cliff will gives an unforgettable experience. Our structures become part of the landscape, using natural as well as modern materials to blend in. Modern day life fades into the background, allowing you to experience nature in its most pristine form. A walk through the garden gives pure air to breath and enjoy morning beauty of nature. All though the day changes it beauty like in the morning when sun rises everything looks bright orange and then yellowish. In the evening when sun sets it again becomes dark orange and then light dark.Nature is like our real mother which never harms us but always nourishes us. Walking in the lap of nature in the early morning makes us feeling relaxed.

EXPERIENCES OF SOULFULLNESS

Absolute love is the purest and simplest form of soul rememberings. Yoga, meditations and therapies will clean your mind, body and spirit draining you to negative energies induced by the stress of modern day living.The dimensions of wellness are Body, Mind and Heart. Human beings are composed of different things and these different things are also affected differently and manifests in our bodies. The mind affects the spirit and the spirit affects the body. We have created meditative moments that help bring about healing from within. Sacred Feminine workshop, Life Changing workshop, Life Coaching sessions, Aquatic floating therapy,Healing Massage Therapy, Reiki sessions and Yoga with SONIA INDIGO is beginning of journey to discover one's true soul.

GUESTS

During December to February, in the high season, Shiva Garden can gather around 50 to 70 guests from different parts of society, religions, ages from 1 to 80 years old, and from all over the world. It's usual to see people meeting each other there, making friendship, going together to the beach and at night time to the restaurants for dinner. After dinner, they come back and enjoy the evening at the garden.

Shiva Garden has received through the years many other anonymous artists and all of them left their artistic mark in Shiva Garden, and it's a pleasure and honor for the hosts to receive such interesting people.

Shiva Garden have guests that come back every year to enjoy life in Varkala and meet the Shiva Garden family. throughout the years, they become more than guests, they became friends.

We also have guests that feel to work with us, or to give a helpful hand when we need. Others get paints and brush, and create their art all around the walls.

Do you want to try the Shiva Garden Experience and feel the vibes in high season?

Get in contact with us.