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. This beach destination is an absolute
favorite for tourists, as it is here that one can spend time doing
absolutely nothing while holidaying. Varkala is basically a small
town perched at a distance of 55 kms in the north of Thiruvananthapuram.
However, Varkala is so quaint that there is no indication that this
town can also be on many a tourist itinerary.
The landscape of this amazing town is what makes the coastline of
Varkala exceptional. The beach has towering cliffs that stand like
silent sentinels, guarding the sparkling waters. The visitors of Varkala
are simply astounded by the unusual land formations, the sheerness
of the cliffs and the view that the rocky cliffs offer from its top.
Besides, the shining white sands, the sky touching the blue water
of the sea, the red soil of the hilltop, yellow green paddy fields
and green coconut trees together make a composite picture of the beautiful
and awesome nature of Varkala. The pristine glory of the beaches of
Varkala remain so untouched that one literally has to climb down the
cliff or scramble over rocks in order to reach the secluded parts
of the beach.
Area - 1414 sq.km
Population - 157,342
Air - Nearest International Airport is Trivandrum
Rail - Alleppy & Quilon is the nearest rail route
Road - Varkala is 54 kms from Thiruvananthapuram and
37 km from Kollam.
Places to visit :
Papanasam Beach (Varkala Beach)
16 kms away this Internationally renowned Beach Resort has been a
favourite haunt of tourists since the 1930s. Kovalam consists of three
adjacent crescent beaches. The Southernmost, known as the Lighthouse
beach, is the most popular Kovalam offers accommodation options to
suit all budgets.
Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple
Sree Janardhana Swamy temple is a pilgrim centre for Hindus who visit
this temple in huge numbers. This temple is built on a hill top that
has become a sobriquet for the region. Non-Hindus, however, are not
permitted entrance in the inner sanctum but can hang around in the
This Mutt is a religious site, founded by Sree Narayana Guru (1856
– 1952), the famous philosopher and social reformer of modern Kerala.
This Mutt is also the headquarters of a religious organization, the
Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Sangham, established by the Guru to
propagate his idea of ' One Caste, One Religion, One God'. It is between
30th December and 1st January that 'Sivagiri Pilgrimage' is conducted
Anjengo Fort is the main garrison of the Dutch East India Company
and is situated very close to Varkala town. This fort still reminisces
the powerful position the East India Company in the state.
Varkala also has long a tunnel, the construction of which began in
1867 and completed 1880. Popularly known as 'Varkala Turuthu', this
tunnel was built under the supervision of Divan Sheshaya Sasthri and
was extensively used for ferrying of goods.
Nature Cure Center
Situated near the Varkala beach, this is an excellent destination
for relaxation and rejuvenation of the body.
Kappil Lake (6 kms north of Varkala) : Situated at
the outskirts of Varkala town, the lake gives way to the pictorial
world of the Kerala backwaters. The scenic beauty of the estuaries
of the lake is mesmerizing.
Mineral Springs : Located near the Varkala beach,
the mineral springs are believed to have medicinal properties. A large
number of people throng this place every year to drink and bathe in
the water of the mineral springs.
Honeymoon Tour Packages
The overwhelming tranquility and the myriad colours of various
beautiful sights of Kerala give a breathtaking experience that
rejuvenates our minds and bodies. Kerala happens to be an ideal
destination for nature lovers and a perfect getaway from the
chaotic city life.It has also emerged as a major honeymoon spot
in India. Our effort is to bring you face to face with the adoring
beauty of Kerala. In this we take a move ahead and offer a wide
range of tour packages, for the honeymoon couples.
Kettuvallams, the stitched boats are the traditional
house boats of Kerala. They provide the best way to experience
the colourful backwaters of Kerala. The Kettuvalloms of
Kerala are giant country crafts, measuring up to 80 feet
in length. The traditional house boat, the indispensable
part of the picturesque backwaters of Kerala, was mainly
used in Travancore and Kochi and in the Minicoy Islands
in olden times.
The rich and glorious Kerala cultural heritage is
reflected in the vibrant Kerala festivals that mirror
the ancient traditions, customs, beliefs and faiths of
the people of Kerala, South India.The festivals of Kerala,
South India are annual occasions that are celebrated for
commemorating religious occasions. Some of the popular
Kerala festivals are Onam, Vishu, Mahasivarathri, Asthami
Rohini, Thiruvathira, Pooram Festival and Thrissur Pooram.
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