Help with landscaping, farming, reception, recycling and more at an Ayurveda Resort in Varkala, India



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  • Description


    Our organisation runs Ayurvedic Resorts in Varkala.
    One is located on the beautiful South cliff of Varkala, with breathtaking views over the Arabian sea.
    The other one is a peaceful and harmonious natural Valley Resort situated at Papanasam Beach.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn about Indian culture, Indian/Ayurveda cooking and massages in your free time. If you would like to learn more about Ayurveda our Doctors are always willing to sit down and talk with you. Volunteers will spend a lot of time working with local staff and therefore have a great opportunity to learn or improve their Malayalam.

    Festivals. You will get to participate in ALL the Indian festivals while you are here - There are generally A LOT of them!!

    Get the chance to re-connect with life at a slower pace, take long walk on the beach, watch the spectacular sunsets or meditate in our yoga hall. Living in India will enable you to experience simple living that is both culturally and spiritually rich.

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    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    We need happy & creative people to join our team! best would be for at least 4 weeks...!

    Longterm-volunteers wanted :

    *️️️️️*️️️️️We are looking for Animal Lovers or TRAINER to care for our dog Papaya.

    We are looking for social people who are interested in our Culture and Tradition and good in team work but also comfortable in working independently.

    If you like maintenance help, painting, landscaping, office help, socialising with guests or have an eye for room decoration, then you are most welcome.

    We will give you a shared room with a bathroom. Breakfast, lunch & dinner from our Ayurveda & Staff kitchen. If you can stay for 1 month or more that would be a big plus!
    Also we love to receive couples !

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Malayalam: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    Room with toilet/bathroom (might be shared)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Varkala is a quiet and isolated sandy expanse where you can relax without the crowds and bustle of some of the busier beaches in Kerala. The mineral springs near Varkala Beach are considered to have medicinal properties, and many people come here to drink, and bath in the spring. The landscape in Varkala is unique, with a high rocky cliff ending abruptly and a stretch of clear sand extending down to the sea. The contrast between the cliffs, sand and sea makes Varkala Beach a striking and memorable sight.

    During you time off you can enjoy the local area:

    There are many beaches around the area. Scooters and bicycles can easily be rented to check out the surrounding area.

    Ponnumthuruthu (Golden) Island - About 10km south of Varkala, this island in the middle of a backwater lake is home to the Shiva-Parvati Hindu temple, also known as the Golden Temple. It's closed to non-Hindus but the main reason to venture down here is the scenic punt-powered boat ride to and around the island.

    Janardhana Temple - Varkala is a temple town and Janardhana Temple is the main event – its technicolour Hindu spectacle hovers above Beach Rd. It’s closed to non-Hindus, but you may be invited into the temple grounds where there is a huge banyan tree and shrines to Ayyappan, Hanuman and other Hindu deities.

    Varkala Aquarium - Varkala's new aquarium, between Black Beach and Odayam Beach, has large tanks, viewed from a spiralling walkway, that are full of exotic species including piranha, sea snakes, scorpion fish and the local karimeen. A worthwhile diversion from the beach.

    Sivagiri Mutt - Sivagiri Mutt is the headquarters of the Shri Narayana Dharma Sanghom Trust, the ashram devoted to Shri Narayana Guru (1855–1928), Kerala’s most prominent guru. This is a popular pilgrimage site and the resident swami is happy to talk to visitors.

    Anchuthengu And Anjengo Fort - If you’re into history, then Anjengo fort is a place where you can spend a couple of hours unraveling the good old time. Once an important site for the British Empire, the fort, today stands tall. The fort is clean, well maintained and is a must visit place, when in Varkala.

    Varkala Lighthouse - Climb up some 250 odd stairs and get bowled over by the stunning panoramic view of the humongous Arabian Sea and Kerala’s stunning landscape.

    Parasailing - Glide over breathtaking views along the cliffs with a professional.

    Surfing - Varkala is the surfing hub of Kerala and there are many surfing schools which will get you started in no time.

    Walk the North Cliff - With an amazing beach view on one side and interesting cafes and shop on the other a walk throughout the North Cliff is a must and may just help you plan your evenings.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

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  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day 5 days a week

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