Varkala is a pilgrim town located 51 km north of Thiruvananthapuram. Varkala is a natural paradise for tourists. Boat riding, sun bath and ayurveda are favourite activities of tourists in Varkala. Varkala is also an important religious place for the Hindus.
The Papanasam Beach at Varkala is a quiet beach known for its silvery stretch of sand, springs and cliffs. The final resting place of Sree Narayana Guru, the great social reformer of Kerala, is near Varkala, atop a hill named Sivagiri.
Varkala is the only place in Kerala where one can find cliffs adjacent to the Arabian sea. These cliffs are a unique geological feature in the Kerala coast.
It is known among geologists as Varkala Formation and a geological monument as declared by the Geological survey of India. There are numerous water spouts and spas on the sides of these cliffs.
Papanasham beach, Janardhana Temple, Sivagiri Mutt, Varkala Kathakali Center, Kappil Beach, Ponnumthuruthu Island, Anjengo fort, Chilakkoor Beach, The Lighthouse etc are tourist attractions in Varkala. A long beach, towering red laterite cliffs and soothing mineral springs put Varkala as an important tourist centre in Kerala.
Some of the good Resorts In Varkala are Hotel Seabreeze Varkala Beach Resort, Aquasserenne, The Haiwabeach Residency, Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, Clafouti Ayurvedic Beach Resort, Hindustan Beach Retreat, County Inn Beach Resort & Spa, Sanctum Spring Beach Resort, Krishnatheeram Ayur Holy Beach Resort, Hill View Beach Resort, Oceano Cliff Ayurvedic Beach Retreat, Palm Tree Heritage etc. Most of the resort in Varkala are providing state of the art facilities to the occupants.
The following is a list of resorts in Varkala
Kattil Beach Resort
Golden Beach Resort
Hill Top Ayurvedic Beach Resort
Palm Ayurvedic Beach Resort
Taj Garden Retreat
Sea Pearl Chalets
Akshaya Beach Resort
The Sanctum Spring Beach Resort
Hindustan Beach Retreat
Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat
Preeth Beach Resort
Blue water resorts
Kerala Village Resort
Dreams beach resort
Dreams beach resort