Location - Atop a 2-km long
laterite cliff that looks down upon some of Kerala's most quiet and
picturesque beaches, on the Lakshadweep sea in North Trivandrum District.
How to Reach - The nearest air
station for flights to Varkala is at Trivandrum International Airport, while
Varkala Station will get you right at the beach. If driving just keep
looking for NH 47 that runs from Salem to Kanyakumari.
Best Time to Visit - The ideal
time to visit the mesmerizing beach of Varkala is during the month of
About Varkala Beach
Imagine for a moment that you are a ancient mariner sailing towards the
coast of Southern Kerala. Varkala would have been your one stop
destination. Kerala have some of the most fabulous beaches of world
specifically Varkala Beach. Varkala Beach is an outstanding vacation
spot with beach walk and village-- offers an endless stretch of beach
and great activities, an excellent promotions for families. Lovely bay,
cute cottages, miles of photogenic sea shore, Varkala beach could be
your place to watch the sunset along with your family memebers. So, be
ready and get outside with your family!
Varkala is an important Hindu center of pilgrimage, but its natural
beauty includes high cliffs with rich mineral springs rising
impressively from the coastline. This beautiful beach also has a more
than 2000 years old shrine of Lord Vishnu and its mineral water springs
are rich in their medicinal value.
If you're looking for beaches which can provide you the required
solitude, then its well worth visiting Varkala. The best times to go is
when the beach extends out all around the cliff face for 500 meters. The
beaches around this area are excellent and if you're looking for a
low-priced holiday, Varkala is a must see. You can relax, swim, sleep
and just chill out with your near ones.
Adventure Activities at Varkala
Parasailing : It holds a
special lure for the foreign tourist. The conditions of this beach very
well caters the need for the beginner. Endanger loving tourist can
experience this exciting sport of parasailing where a 300 feet long rope
is attached to the para sail harness at one end and to the speed boat at
Scuba diving : The options
are varied as one can never get tired of scuba diving on this beach.
Explore the underwater life as you can view the attractive coral heads,
lobsters, bright colored, fish, shells and sometimes even an old
wreckage. You could also try your hand at deep-sea fishing.
Water Sports :Experience
the fascinating and spellbinding water sports on this beach, as the
scope this sport is extremely good due to the the vast natural water
world. Thousands of sports lovers are attracted to this territory to
taste the thrills and adventure of superb water sports such as
water-scooters and high-speed boats.
Beaches and pilgrimages
Janardana Swami Temple
The temple is believed to be two millenia old and dates back to 12th
century. The shrine is accessed from the temple junction or from the
beach via the western entrance. A perennial stream called as
Padmateertham feeds the temple tank , which is to be seen across the
road. The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Vishnu. The dregs of
the holy water is the mendicants drank became Papanashini and thus the
beach took its name, Papanasham Hindu Pilgrimage.
The north cliff of this beach is called as Thiruvambady or Black Sand
Beach- a short stretch for those seeking silence and serenity by the
Sivagiri is 200 acres of sanctified land. This is the final resting
place of Sree Narayan Guru, the most eminent and spiritual reformer of