Varkala Tourist Guide
Located in the coastal region of Kerala, Varkala is beautiful picturesque town widely known for its pleasing pristine beaches, hills, lakes, forts and lighthouse which gives a subtle bit of paradise. Varkala is the centre of natural fisheries and springs and it also holds the Samadhi of Kerala’s saint making it a popular touristy spot among all. This ideal and prominent tourist destination is not much touched and explored by mankind. Fresh air, unpolluted and untouched sandy beaches surrounded by hills and springs provides a sense of peace and tranquillity. Other than that, there are many beaches at a proximity to this place like Papanasam Beach, Varkala Beach which offers ample range of exciting adventurous activities such as paragliding and parasailing. The lighthouse area is another most desirable place to visit while being in Varkala. This place is also excessively rich in architectural work.
Places to See Varkala
Enchanting setting, calm and tranquil ambience, Varkala beach is one of the most renowned holiday destination just few kilometres away from Varkala. Unlike other commercial beaches of Goa, a complete sense of solitude prevails in the air of Varkala beach. Recognized as the ‘Destroyer of Sins’, this beach holds an impeccable beauty with an ideal peaceful atmosphere that is enough to rejuvenate one’s soul.
On the southern area of the beach lies Janardhana Swamy temple which is worshiped as a divine spot for Hindus. The northern side holds the actual beauty of Varkala beach inviting ample number of tourist every year. The natural mineral spring and easy availability of Dolphins sighting along the coast of Varkala makes this place worth to visit. On the other hand, being a coastal region, this place is a heaven for those who want to relish into mouth-watering and affordable vibrant range of seafood.
Dedicated to Shri Narayan Guru, Sivagiri Mutt is the most renowned ashram of all situated at Varkala in Thiruvananthapuram district. This temple is continuous thronged by Hindu devotees and large sabha and prayer held in the premises of the ashram on the name of God. Every year large enthusiasm can be witnessed during Guru Deva Jayanti in the month of August and September. This large religious organization propagates the holy message of Shree Narayana Guru which is based on 'One Caste, One Religion, and One God'.
The Samadhi of the great saint, social reformer, philosopher and a leader of Ezhava community. One can also take a sneak out to Janardhana Swami Temple and Varkala Beach lying nearer to that place.
Resting in the overwhelming beauty of lush green coconut trees along with black sandy beaches, Thiruvamdabi beach lying on the Thiruvamdabi road is a most enthralling and relaxing site for picnic while unwinding yourself.
The virgin beach of Varkala, Edava Beach is a natural beauty completely away from the spoiling activities of the tourists. Overstretched through an area where the sea and backwater get divided by a straight road, this beach circling blue lagoon also acts as an estuary where the sea and the backwater meet.
Located at a proximity from Varkala, Ponnumthuruthu is a place mostly famed as Golden Island, is a spell-binding ecstatic sandy beach spread amidst the dense grooves of coconut.Famous for its 100 year old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvathi, this place is a perfect weekend gateway to spend from the hustle bustle of the city.
In Varkala, Janardhanaswamy Temple, is a spot of pilgrim interest and attracts thousands of tourist as well as devotees every year to be a part of the Arattu festival. There is also a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu which is about 2000 years old and a Hindu pilgrim site. Varkala also has become a confluence of various cultures and a pilgrim centre for Hindu devotees.
Cuisines Must Try
Being a coastal region, the foods and cuisines here are widely dominated by the seafood and a unique culture food. The fresh fishes are caught by the local fisherman and thus it is prepared freshly underneath the open windy area. One can dip into the mouth-watering seafood while enjoying the enchanting view of the sunset along the horizon. You can get delicious variety of vegetarian food with alcoholic beverages besides.
Accommodation Inside The City
One can easily find hotels and resorts on the cliff top of Varkala. Other than that, there are many other accommodation options are available on budget and on posh area also.
Commuting Inside Varkala
Being a small town, this place is easily accessed by using auto rickshaw or by walking also.