Beaches in Kerala are heavenly especially because of its flat surface, clean sand and crystal clear water. The atmosphere and the surrounding nature with lots of coconut trees adds to the beauty. But this time I found a the only cliff beach in Kerala meeting the Arabian sea and was all set to explore it out.
How to reach there÷ If you are traveling by Air then Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport, which is at the distance 51 Km from the Varkala.
By Rail route, Varkala Railway Station is the nearest, that is 3 km away from Varkala.
And if you want to explore the roads then,Varkala Bus Station is well connected to all major cities of India or else your private car can do wonders too.
It is a beautiful beach located at Southern Kerala with long stretching cliffs meeting the Arabian sea. The sand here is brown with clean water and surrounded by many trees and bushes which gives the tourists peace of mind and tranquility in this amazing place. People here can enjoy many water sports like pata sailing, snorkeling, water surfing etc. And non adventurers can just simply enjoy the serenity by plunging their feet into the cool water or relaxing and sun bathing on the shores. Varkala Beach is also called Papanasam beach as it is believed that taking bath here wash away all sins. So, people apart from enjoyment and picnic also come here for spiritual requirements and take holy bath into this sea. This beach is also famous for ayurvedic massages and spa centres located near it which is why it is considered as the best place for honeymooners too.Counted as one of the top ten seasonal beaches in the world by discovery channel, this beach is very popular for its mesmerizing sunset and charming horizon seen during the sunset which can easily drown any person into its beauty and bring paradise under your feet.
There are also many resorts located at Varkala for tourists to reside with their families. Varkala also offers some meditation and yoga centres for tourists which relieves stress and gives you a totally different experience apart from your normal routine. It also has many water spouts located at various places.
Talking about the food, Varkala serves different types of cuisine right from local to continental, Chinese etc. The restaurants here are good and mainly vegetarian so Vegas got no fear!!
If you are halting at Varkala and need to see other places around it then must visits are the Janardhana Swami Temple, The Sivagiri Mutt, Anchengo Fort & Light House and Sivagiri tunnel.
To sum up, Varkala can be one of your best trips with amazing atmosphere along with nature and many exciting sports and adventures but only if you actually go there. So what are you waiting for??