Kerala – The land of mesmerizing locations for tourists
Kerala is known as God’s own country. The tourist attractions and travel destinations in Kerala are simply beautiful. Kerala also boasts of some of the most amazing beaches. So if you are a beach lover, Kerala is the place to be. You will be surprised with the marvellous beauty of Kerala. Lush greenery, orchards and sight seeing landscape views are worth praising!
Kerala and exotic beaches go hand in hand
India’s finest beaches are located in Kerala. Stretching along a 900 km length, the coast of Kerala is lined with sandy beaches, coconut palms and rocky promontories. The beaches are known for the gentle and azure blue waters. The beaches have some sumptuous seafood cuisine, friendly people and excellent shopping markets. The number of visitors increase with each passing year. Some of the tranquil and palm fringed beaches are Shanghumukkam Beach, Payyambalam Beach, Thangassseri Beach, Varkala Beach and more.
As we know South India is never cool and remains pleasantly warm in winters. Tourists usually visit the Varkala Beach in October. It is secluded and cool in this month. Varkala is 37 km from Kollam and 54 km from Thiruvanthapuram. This beach is famous for fantastic massages and mineral springs. So do not forget to carry aromatherapy massage oil and sun protection. It is said that the mineral springs out here have curative properties. The technique used in massaging has been a guarded secret for about thousand years but for tourists it is like heaven.
Varkala is also known to be an essential Hindu pilgrim centre. Two main attractions of this beach are Nature Centre and the Janardana Swamy Temple which is 2000 years old. It is given the name ‘Papanashini’ due to the popular belief that a dip in the waters of Varkala purifies the body, mind and soul.
Varkala beach has some of the most comfortable and affordable hotels like Taj Garden Retreat, Hindustan Beach Retreat and Deshadan Beach Resort, among others. You can stay in these hotels if you please or opt for hotels in Kollam, situated 37 km from Varkala beach. Hotels here offer more choices in terms of accommodation. You will not complain about food because the beach offers you delicious seafood and other cuisines. There are some local markets too near the beach where you can easily bargain, buy whatever you want and shop till you drop! Over all Varkala beach is worth visiting as it is one of the best beaches in Kerala!