Varkala has now emerged as a hot spot destination of Kerala. Being in Varkala is very momentous for tourists who intend to spend time leisurely in the beaches of Kerala. Varkala, is a perfect place for those who like to holiday in a calm and serene atmosphere. Varkala is a seaside tourist resort and spa. A small town 55km north of Thiruvananthapuram, it is also an important religious place for the Hindus. Varkala is a place where the hills are located close to the sea.
Climate in Varkala : In the south of India it’s never really cool, but pleasantly warm in winter. After the ‘cool’ season temperatures begin to rise in February and by April it’s unbearable.
Tourist Places to See in Varkala
Papanasam Beach :
Kappil Lake: is a less-explored, quiet and scenic spot, ideal for a relaxing cruise enjoying the captivating beauty of the landscape. The surrounding area is draped in lush greenery including numerous coconut grooves. As a stepping stone towards tapping into the vast tourism potential of the area, a boat club has been recently built here.
Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple :
Nature Cure Center : Situated near the Varkala beach, this is an excellent destination for relaxation and rejuvenation of the body.
Sivagiri Mutt :
Anjengo Fort :
Varkala Tunnel : It is a popular tourist highlight. It was a 924 ft long tunnel built in 1867 by T. Mahadeva Rao the Dewan of Travancore, and took 14 years to complete.
Kaduvayil Thangal Dargah : It is another place of pilgrimage that houses the shrine of a famous local Muslim saint.
How to reach Varkala
By Air: The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport about 57 km away from Varkala
By Rail: The nearest railway station is at Varkala town, 3 kms from the beach. There is direct connects from major towns in the states as ell as neighbouring states.
By Road: Varkala is 51 km away from Thiruvananthapuram and 37 km away from Kollam. Buses ply regularly between Thirvananthapuram and Kollam.