Varkala Beach

Varkala Beach

Varkala Beach



  • Location                         : Thiruvananthapuram , Kerala
  • Significance                  : 2000 Year Old Shrine
  • Best Time To Visit       : September To May
  • Main Attraction           : Janardana Swamy Temple

Varkala is a pleasant rock studded beach. For many tourists this beach is the most charming one than any other in Kerala.

The capital of Kerala is Thiruvananthapuram and if you travel 54 kilometers north from Thiruvananthapuram then you will reach Varkala beach. Beach is isolated and quiet. So here you can have a relaxed beach holiday and you will not be prone to any quick or busy activities as in other tourist places in Kerala. Along with Kerala backwater tour you should also enjoy the attractions of Varkala on beach tours.


Nearby Varkalam beach there are many tourist attractions. Mineral springs are present near the beach and they are considered to have mineral properties. Many people come here to take bath and to drink the water from the mineral springs. Papanasam is the other name for Varkala beach and many people believed that bathing in this beach will wash away all the sins. The Sree Janardhana swamy temple is around 800-2000 years old. Another popular attraction you should not miss is the natural cure centre near Varakala beach.


Varkala beach has a stretch of clear sand which is extended to the sea and it has high rocky cliff ends. The beach is famous for its landscapes. The contrast between the sand, sea and cliffs makes Varkala beach a striking sight. At beach the sunset is truly breathtaking as it looks like a ball of molten gold sinking into the sea which is tinged with vermilion and crimson. See the sunset at Varkala beach on Kerala beach tours and it is a must enjoy sight treasured in your mind for years.

Varakala is a pilgrimage destination where Sree Janadhana swamy temple is visited by thousands of pilgrims and this temple is dedicated to ayyappa. According to the Malayalam calendar in the month of Karkidakam, an auspicious new moon day is considered holy.

Vavu bali is offered by many pilgrims in honour of their died relatives in Varakala beach. Experience the religious ambience of beach on Kerala beach tours along the Kerala backwaters.


How To Get There By Road : It is 54 kilometres to Varkala from Thiruvananthapuram and is 37 kilometres from Kollam. When travelling between Kollam or Alappuzha and Thiruvananthapuram, the pleasant and convenient place to stop for an afternoon or a night is Varkala which is 90 minutes away by bus
By Rail : The railway station is located 7 kilometres from the beach.

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