A secluded beach situated at a distance of 51 km from Thiruvananthapuram the capital city of Kerala. It is one of the most sought after tourist destinations of Kerala lying on the south west coast of India. It is also known as Papnasam Beach which is famous for Hindu pilgrimages. Hundreds of Hindu devotees perform Vavubali which is a ritual performed for the ancestors soul to rest in peace on the new moon day of the Malyalam month Karkidam. There is a legend associated with it is that a dip in the holy waters of this beach will purify the body mind and soul and washing out all the sins.
Varkala beach is an ideal location for the visitors who want an escape from the hectic life. The scenic beauty of the beach offer its visitors a perfect beach holiday that is full of panoramic landscapes, full of brown sand and seascapes that attract thousands of visitors to Varkala beach. Besides this the stunning sunset over the Arabaian Sea is absolutely astounding is the major attraction among the visitors. Swimming can be fun here. Visitors can enjoy various beach activities during their holidays at Varkala beach. They can enjoy volleyball, sun bathing, ayurvedic treatments, water sports like parasailing, scuba diving, wind surfing etc. Apart from the main beach Varakla is surrounded by several small beaches that provide more privacy. The beach coast is lined with various souvenir shops and restaurants. Sree Janardhana Swamy temple dedicated to lord Ayyappa and Hanuman and Sivagiri Mutt founded by the Hindu philosopher Sri Narayan Guru and his Samadhi are among the major tourist attractions.
Best Time to visit Varkala Beach
Best time to visit Varkala beach is from September to May.
How to reach Varkala Beach
By Air:- The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport which is about 57 km away from Varkala beach.
By Rail:- The nearest railway station is at Varkala town which is 3 km from the beach and connects it to the major parts of the state.
By Road:- Varkala is 51 km away from Thiruvananthapuram and 37 km away from Kollam. Buses ply regularly between Thirvananthapuram and Kollam.
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