Varkala Beach – Kerala
The quiet and sandy beach of Varkala is situated at a distance of 37 kms from Kollam and 54 kilometers from Thiruvananthapuram.
Why Varkala Beach?
Varkala beach is a quiet beach isolated from the main stream which offers a cool and laid back atmosphere to its visitors all round the year! With cliffs jutting out onto the Arabian Sea the beach offers mesmerizing views to beach goers. Winters are a complete pleasure in Varkala where you can enjoy the beach with a cool breeze giving you ample company.
Varkala beach has a lot to offer to the visitor who’s looking at more than just a beach experience! Apart from the beautiful scenery that Varkala offers, it is also famous for its mineral springs which are known to have healing powers. It also houses the Janardana Swamy Temple, which is about two thousand years old and is a must visit location along with the Nature centre whenever you are on a tour of the beach. Varkala is also well known for the aromatherapy and amazing massages offered.
How do I get there?
Varkala is connected to the the nearest international airport at Thiruvananthapuram by domestic and international flights. The beach is also well connected by road; with Kollam being the nearest railway station to it.
Where do I stay?
If you are planning on staying at the beach, you can reside at the few hotels on the beach. But it is advisable to stay at Kollam as it has a wider choice to offer in terms of accommodation.
What do I carry?
Beachwear and Sunscreen lotion are must if you’re planning on visiting Varkala Beach.