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Popular for its natural fisheries and springs, and the samadhi of Kerala's saint Sree Narayana Guru, Varkala is a coastal town with pristine beaches, hills, lakes, forts and lighthouses - all of this together makes this town a little paradise located on the uniquely formed Cenozoic sedimentary cliffs in Kerala.
Varkala in the Trivandrum region of Kerala is a lesser known but a complete and ideal tourist destination. Experience the freshness in air, untouched beaches surrounded by hills, springs and fisheries. One must visit the Papanasam Beach, Varkala Beach which offers a number of activities including paragliding and parasailing, Kappil Lake and lighthouses in the area. Varkala has a lot of architecture too, to attract tourists such as the Janardhana Swamy Temple, Anjengo Fort, Vishnu temple and Sivagiri Mutt.
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- If you're looking for beaches and are fed up with the crowds and prices atÃ¥ÃŠKovalam, then its well worth checking out Varkala.
Great food! Go to not so good looking places they have great food Great crowd 31st Dec best day to be there Too much of legwork is required to roam around no transport it's all abt the beach and cliff
Varkala is the perfect destination for tradition and culture experience at the same time it does not compromise on amazing beach fun. The Varkala beach and papanasam beach are auspicious and famous family hang out. The beach here is clean and quiet! One should not miss the fortunate and lucky Island (considered by civilians) i.e the Ponnumthuruthu (Golden) Island.
This is not Lord Vishnu temple, this is Lord ayyappa temple ( Lord saastha temple)
There near also another temples , Lord Vishnu temple, eezhamvila sree bhadhrakaali temple, ammummakkaavu, etc etc
A beautiful confluence of nature and spiritualism. An offbeat destination with pristine beaches, calm atmosphere and mesmerising views.
Not easily accessible as it is not directly connected to an airport. Hostile in summers. People force selling.
Ideal for bold adventurers. Extremely suitable for people in the Southern part of India though it is visited by tourists from all over. Perfect for people looking for a laid back vacation near a beach.