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Varkala Beach is about 54 Km north from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. Varkala Beach is a tranquil and isolated sandy stretch where you can have a relaxing beach holiday.

As compared to other beaches of Kerala, without the crowds and bustle of some of the busier beaches in Kerala.Kerala Varkala Beach,Varkala Beach of Kerala,Varkala Beach Kerala,Varkala Beach Tour,Kerala Varkala Beach India Enjoy the laid back attractions of Varkala Beach while on Kerala beach tours with Kerala Backwater.

Varkala Beach has a number of tourist attractions at close proximity. Kerala Varkala Beach,Varkala Beach of Kerala,Varkala Beach Kerala,Varkala Beach Tour,Kerala Varkala Beach India The mineral springs near Varkala Beach are considered to have medicinal properties and many people come here to drink and bathe in the water from the mineral springs. The Varkala Beach is also called Papanasam Beach because it is believed that bathing here will wash away all of one's sins.

Beach Activities
Besides lazing in the sun, you can get into some action and fun at Varkala.Kerala Varkala Beach,Varkala Beach of Kerala,Varkala Beach Kerala,Varkala Beach Tour,Kerala Varkala Beach India You can participate in any of the numerous beach activities offered on the beautiful Indian beaches. Indulge in any of the exciting water sports such as surfing or parasailing, or go swimming in the clear blue sea, or even try your hand at building a sand castle or playing a game of beach volleyball! And, for the extreme lovers of water sports there are - Parasailing, Scuba diving, Windsurfing and lots more.

Shopping in Varkala -
If you are not interested in any water sport, you could go for shopping at any one of the frequently held beach bazaars. These bazaars are always bustling with activity and the shops are full of little trinkets and souvenirs that you could take home with you.

Sightseeing at Varakala -
Varkala Beach is also renowned for its scenic landscape. The contrast between the cliffs, sand and sea makes Varkala Beach a bewitching sight. The sunset at Varakala Beach is truly breathtaking.

The Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple nearby is believed to be between 800 - 2000 years old. A nature cure center located near Varakala Beach is another popular attraction that you can visit on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater.

Varkala wears two hats: one is that of a seaside tourist resort and spa and the other, completely opposite, is that of a Hindu religious centre.

To begin, there is the quiet stretch of white sandy beach, the Papanasam Beach. Myth has it that the sage Narada was approached by a group of sadhus who told him that they had sinned. In anger, Narada threw his valkkalam, the loin cloth made from the bark of trees, into the air. The place where it landed was Varkala. Narada then told the sinners to pray at a place near the seashore. That came to be known as the Papanasam Beach. The added attractions are the mineral springs and rocky cliffs. Varkala is worth taking a look for it is out of the ordinary. It is so peaceful that no one would bother disturbing you when you watch the sun set into the sea.

The Sivagiri Hill, near the beach also happens to be the final resting place of a great social reformer of Kerala, Sree Narayana Guru. Nearby are the high cliffs and the mineral springs. Varkala is home to the 800-year old Janardhana temple, dedicated to Ayyappan and Hanuman. Non-Hindus are not permitted to enter the inner sanctum but can look around the temple.

Reaching Varkala: The nearest airport is Trivandrum, 50 km away. Varkala has rail connection but not all trains stop here and the best place to get off is at Quilon, the nearest major railway head. Varakala is accessible by road.

Reaching Varkala -
Air : Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 46 km from Varkala is the nearest airport.
Rail : Varkala has its own railhead, connecting it to all the major cities of Kerala.

 

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