Time Required : 2-3 days
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Varkala is a beautiful coastal town in Thiruvananthapuram district. It lies in the southern part of Kerala. It is the only place in Kerala where the hills come close to the sea. The uniqueness of the place is the merging of cliffs with the Arabian Sea. Varkala Beach is a popular beach where you can enjoy various water sports activities such as para-sailing and paragliding.
The Geological Survey of India calls it as the Varkala Formation. The Discovery Channel has named Varkala as one of the top ten seasonal beaches.
Several water sports operators are to be found along the beaches, and travellers can easily do a lot of water activities with good fun. The Kapil Lake, situated close to the beach, is another famous destination to enjoy moments of peace. The Chilakkoor Beach which is close to the Varkala town is a perfect destination to view the sunset. Though the beach is not developed commercially, it is an ideal place for leisurely evening walks.
Activities offered : Jet Skiing, Parasailing, Banana Boat ride
Cost of Activity : Jet Skiing- Rs 450 onwards, Parasailing- Rs 1000 , Banana Boat ride- Rs 300 onwards
Difficulty Level : Easy- Moderate
Region : Varkala
Water Temperature : Around 24 degrees from December to February