Varkala

Varkala, a calm and quiet hamlet, lies on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram district. Varkala beach is the only place in southern Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea. It is a very ideal tourist spot surrounded by the greenery, beautiful meadows, deep puzzling valleys and dales. Varkala Beach is one of the best beaches in India. Despite its backpacker vibe, Varkala is essentially a temple town. The main Papanasham beach is a holy place where Hindus come to make offerings for passed loved ones. Varkala is also famous for the 2,000 year old Janardana Swami Temple.

Places to visit at Varkala:

Varkala Beaches
Janardhana Temple
Sivagiri Mautt
Varkala Tunnel
Kappil Lake
Varkala Beach
Sarkara Devi Temple

Tours of Varkala