Welcome to Varkala
Varkala is small town in the trivandrum district and is famous for its beach than strech along vast areas.Varkala beach is a picturesque place with a long stretches of cliff and views that extend over the Arabian Sea.A footpath runs along the the cliff, bordered by coconut palms, quaint shops, beach shacks, hotels, and guest houses. Nestled at the bottom of the cliff is a long stretch of sparkling beach, reached by steps leading down from the cliff top.
Varkala is the one and only place in southern Kerala where cliffs are adjacent to the Arabian Sea.It is a very ideal ecotourist spot surrounded by the Kerala greenery, beautiful meadows, puzzling valleys and dales. The hill station dotted with tea gardens will soon be one of India's foremost Eco-tourism projects.Varkala beach is known for sun-bathing and swimming experiences. The evening views of the sunset are really unfoge. There are several small restaurants and snack shops near and around Papasnanam beach, which attracts the maximum visitors both for leisure as well as for religious reasons.
Major Tourist Attractions In Varkala
Picturesque Varkala beach provides a peaceful alternative to the now commercializing Kovalam. The setting of this beach is striking enough to take your breath away, with a long winding stretch of cliff and views that extend over the Arabian Sea. A footpath runs along the length of the cliff, bordered by coconut palms, quaint shops, beach shacks, hotels, and guest houses
Kappil LakeI Varkala
About 6 kilometers north of
Varkala town is the Kappil
Lake that gives way to the
world of Kerala backwaters.It with coconut groves and trees this tranquil estuary roves gracefully and merges into the Arabian Sea.With thick rocks and hillocks, the beach is considered as a rocky stretch lacing a grey sea.
Varkala Lighthouse is one of the historic buildings of Varkala it is believed to have been constructed in the 18th century by the Britishers. Representing the fine example of colonial style architecture, the historic building is renowned for offering beautiful views of surrounding areas and adjoining beaches.
Papanasam BeachVarkala's main beach is called Papanasam Beach -- which means destroyer of sins. The beach is divided into two parts, with the southern area at the end of the road leading from the Janardhana Swamy Temple considered sacred to Hindus. It's where they come to perform the last rites after close relatives have died.
Sivagiri Mautt Varkala
Sivagiri is a pilgrimage centre in Varkala, India where one of its social reformer and sage Sree Narayana Guru's tomb is located and place where guru was enlightend and got the salvation. The Samadhi (the final resting place) of the Guru here attracts thousands of devotees every year during the Sivagiri Pilgrimage days 30 December to 1 January.
Varkala Tunnel, also known Varkala Turuthu, is one of the historic sites of the region. This site was constructed by the British to establish an inland waterway that was meant to serve as a trade route. The construction of the long tunnel was started around the mid-1860s and took around 14 years to complete.