Varkala Beach

54 kms from Trivandrum go north to Varkala, a small detour on the way to Kollam. It is a breathtaking scenery of the cliff looming over the beach and spurting springs. Located in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala in South India, Varkala is popular for intact and clean coasts in Kerala. It is a strikingly beautiful destination and an enchanting waterfront town, which is very popular among tourists because of its bewitching spots and monuments of rich cultural and religious heritage. It is the only place in Kerala where rocks are encountered near the Arabian Sea, setting the view for various jets of water. Varkala is known for a variety of wellness spas.

Overlapping water at Papanasam Beach is believed to have sacred and cleansing properties of sin while the nearby Ayurveda Treatment Center in Varkala draws many visitors to enjoy the Ayurvedic treatment. The rising steep cliffs aligned with the sky blue sea make the appearance of Varkala very exceptional. It has many tourist attractions including the beautiful beach of Varkala, the 2000 year old Janardana Swami Temple and the Sivagiri Ashrama, which makes this destination a popular pilgrim's place. Another major attraction is the mausoleum of Sree Narayana Guru, the most popular monuments of Kerala. In short, a famous pilgrimage, pleasant & rejuvenating landscape by the sea, rocky cliffs and tasty sea food make this place an ideal destination for travelers.

According to legend, it is estimated that during the Sangam era, Varkala had been a famous port called 'Balitha'. A national heritage monument 'Fort Anjengo' tells the history of trading settlement of the Dutch, Portuguese and English East India Enterprise of the past era. During Independence of India, Varkala was a part of the state of Travancore, but later in the year 1956 this place became part of Kerala.

The Activities to Do in Varkala

Relax on the beach in Varkala.

Relaxing, spending time in evening hours on the cliffs and viewing the beautiful sunset are the best things every tourist wishes to do.

Surfers must try to surf at Varkala Beach as this place is the surfing center and you can have fun at the beach surf. For beginners, there are many surf schools where you can learn to peddle. Ayurvedic massage centres and Yoga classes are in large number in Varkala.

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