The Sacredness and Beauty, both rolled into one!
Located around 51km North of Thiruvananthapuram city, Varkala beach is a peaceful place. Noted for its amazing aura, the beach is a preferred choice of the visitors who wish to spend quality time in the secluded region. Also known as the 'Papanasam beach', the beach attracts the devotees as well. According to the belief, a holy dip in the water washes-off the sins and removes the impurities from the body. Endless stretches of water and the breathtaking views of the beach offer a mesmerising experience to its visitors.
Varkala Beach Attractions
Mineral Water Springs
The secret of mineral water springs in Varkala was revealed by an English man. He conducted an analysis and as a result he found that the water coming out of the springs is free from all the impurities. This factor of these water springs made the attraction popular across the globe. Since then, tourists started visiting these mineral water springs to witness the wonder of nature.
Founded by Sree Narayana Guru, Sivagiri Mutt is a prime attraction of Varkala. It also houses the final resting place (Samadhi) of the Guru. Established on a hill top in 1904, the Mutt is the headquarter of a social organisation(SNDP). The organisation was founded by the Guru himself. The aim of establishment of the organisation was to propagate the ideas of the Guru. Different celebrations in the mutt include Guru Deva Jayanti, birthday of the Guru and the Samadhi day of Sree Narayana Guru, the famous reformer and philosopher.
This unique attraction draws attention of everyone visiting Varkala. The main reason behind the attraction is its year of establishment. It is believed that the temple is around 2000 years old. Associated with different legends and stories, the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Standing on the sea shore, the temple witnesses the largest number of devotees during Arattu festival. This festival is celebrated in Meena month of the Malayalam calender, which lies between March and April.
A wide range of accommodation options is available in the city. Tourists can choose the one that suits their requirements and budget. Most of the travellers visiting the city enjoy their stay in resorts and retreats.
By Air: Thiruvananthapuram international airport is around 57 km away from Varkala. All the prime locations across the globe are connected to the airport.
By Rail: Varkala railhead is just 3 km away. Tourists can easily reach Varkala from different locations.
By Road: Varkala is well-linked with all the nearby regions. Tourists can use state transport to reach the destination from any nearby location.