Varkala -Believed to be blessed with the divine blessings of nature

This secluded beach is also called as the Papnasam beach. Literally meaning 'to wash away sins', it is an important pilgrimage center for the Hindus. As per popular Hindu belief, bathing in the holy waters of the beach has the potential to cleanse the body and soul. This serene beauty of this beach is further accentuated by the rocky cliffs that flank its coast.

Other than the main beach area, visitors can also explore popular attractions in the nearby region.

·         The brown sand covering this beach is surrounded by a picturesque landscape. This completes it as an ideal beach vacation of a regular tourist. The attraction of this beach is the astounding sunset it offers across the Arabian Sea.

·         Kappil Beach is also one of the few beaches in Varkala that is not lined with cafes, making it an ideal beach for photography.

·         Coconut shells, conch shells and beads are among the many decorative items that can be picked up from shops lining this beach.

This perfect place holds steep rock faces along the Arabian Sea and finest Ayurveda therapies. Likewise, water spouts, spas and awesome romantic crimson sunset adorn the place.


The ideal time to visit this virtual heaven.

Are you looking for a refreshing holiday? Travel to Varkala where innate beauty, tranquility and exploration are served in plenty. But what is the ideal time to take a break from the drudgery of daily life and enjoy in the lap of Mother Nature? Well, the month of June to September is the time when monsoon season hits. During this period there will be high chances of natural disasters like flood, landslides, lightning etc. So, the best time to visit would most probably be the months between Septembers to February.  Then the climate is more suitable to travel activities. Travelers love this period to explore the place. So, what are you waiting for? To boot, the vast stretch of silver sand incorporates the swaying palm trees, the lashing waves and a rosy dawn.  Peaceful ambiance, cool breeze and a lot more awaits you in Varkala!

Get back in touch with your life, soul, and nature.

The amazing beauty of brown sand, breathtaking landscapes, spectacular sea views, Azure Sea and what not! Seeking all this at one go? Plan a tour to the famous coastal town Varkala. Along with lengthy expanded sea shoreline, the beach is enclosed with two cliffs. A tranquil destination, far away from the noisy & polluted urban life, is a need of every vacationer worldwide.




What We Love?

This home to lush coconut groves and pristine beaches adorns picturesque backwater lake. This palm-fringed azure beach with the mesmerizing Arabian Sea seems straight out of a postcard. Here is a comprehensive list of amazing things to love about this home to majestic cliffs –

  • Water Sports and activities in the clear blue sea

You can figure enjoying water sports like swimming, wind surfing, parasailing and scuba diving.

  • Hotspot of yoga and Ayurveda enthusiasts.

Heavenly and laidback lifestyle of Varkala hasn't calmed you enough? Awaken your senses, mind, body, and soul with some tried and tested Yoga and Ayurveda therapy!

  • Mineral water springs and its medicinal properties

Tourists come here to drink and bath in the spring water because of its therapeutic and curative properties.

  • Paradise for seafood lovers.

Thanks to the influx of western tourists you can find numerous restaurants here. Make sure you are starving hungry; you can savor a lavish 14-course authentic Kerala meal served on a banana leaf.

What To Know?

Varkala also regarded to be pious seashore provides water for filtration of system and spirit. Coconut trees alongside the seashore create remarkable vista - very ideal for family vacation. Surrounded by high rocky cliffs and coconut grooves it entice a huge number of tourists. Besides, there is a lot more to explore.

  • Anjengo Fort and Lighthouse

Situated along a beautiful beach near Varkala, this fort is best explored on foot. A few steps the fort is the lighthouse. Climb to the top of the tower for some mesmerizing views of the Arabian Sea.

  • Sivagiri Mutt

Sivagiri Mutt is worth visiting for the soul-searching traveler. Pilgrims come here to hold vibrant processions, cultural programs, conferences and feasts.

  • Janardan Swami Temple

This beautiful temple is located amidst coconut trees on a cliff.

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