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Varkala Beach

one of the major tourist centers in south kerala, Varkala is also famous for its beauty of the beaches and the ayurvedic resorts. The calm and quite atmosphere of these beaches attracts. Varkala beach is located 54 Km north of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. Varkala beach Kerala is a popular holiday destination among those looking for relaxed and quiet holidays. Kerala Varkala Beach is also called 'Papanashini' since it is believed that a dip in the holy waters of Varkala Beach will purify your body and soul. The Papanashini has a shrine of Lord Vishnu which is more than 2000 years old. Varkala beach is rich in mineral water springs that are known for their medicinal value.

Varakala beach is located 16 km of Thiruvananthapuram. The Varkala Beach is a fine holiday spot as well as a pilgrimage center for Hindus. The beach makes a good choice for those willing to escape from their busy schedule and spend some days in relaxation. When compared to the other beaches, Varkala beach is much silent and free from the crowd. Nothing can be more enthralling than lazing out in Varkala Kerala and enjoying the scenic views with Kerala backwater. Varakala's main beach is perfect for swimming from October to February.

Located close to the beach, there is a mineral spring with medicinal properties. In fact, people across the globe consider this to be sacred and come here to drink and bathe in the same. Also referred to as Papanasam Beach, it is also believed that by taking a bath here, one can get rid of his/her sins. Another attraction located close by and worth noting is the Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple. Besides, a natural cure clinic is also located at an armís reach from the beach.

Papanasam beach, Kappil lake, Anjengo fort, Varkala tunnel, Janardana Swami Temple, Sivagiri Mutt are the major attractions of Varkala.

Varkala is well connected to popular cities by road and rail. The nearest airport to Varkala Beach is Thiruvananthapuram Airport. The nearest railway station and bus station is Varkala itself.

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