What is the best way to change money in Varkala?
Is there an ATM machine, or where will I be able to change money without hassle? I am reluctant to rely on travellers cheques - but are they readily acceptable there?
Also, re personal security, am I likely to encounter problems there as a woman travelling alone, both during days or evenings, or on the beach?
I understand that (for example) wearing a bikini on the beach is likely to attract some unwelcome attention.
I am going next week, and I would rather be aware in advance and adjust my expectations accordingly.
Is there anywhere you can recommend that is particularly relaxed and a friendly place to meet other travellers?