Kerala tour of incredible south India has enchanted the domestic and international tourists for various beaches like Alappuzha beach, Bekal beach, Kovalam beach, Marari beach, Somatheeram beach, Varkala beach, for its famous cities like Alappuzha or Alleppey, Ernakulam or Cochin, Kollam, Kumarakom, Thekkady, Trivandrum, for its prime attractions of Kerala house boats, adventure, art & culture, backwaters, fairs & festivals, hill stations, Ayurveda, monuments & temples, wildlife and for its famous hotels and beach resorts that combinedly make the Kerala tourism evergreen.
Varkala Beach – Towering Cliffs
The beach holidays in southern Kerala astounded the tourists for its unusual land formation which is known among the geologists as “Varkala Formation” that gives the panoramic view of the Arabian Sea while sitting at its top of the rocky cliffs of Varkala beach. The picturesque beach is surrounded by the green paddy fields and coconut trees on the one hand and blue water of the Varkala beach with shining white sands touching the sky on the other hand make the place a real reflections of the “God’s Own Country”! This towering cliff of Varkala beach makes the tour of south Kerala an exceptional tour where one can spend leisure time doing absolutely nothing while holidaying along with the towering cliffs that stand like silent sentinels, guarding the sparkling waters.
Prime Attractions of Varkala Beach
Besides its cliff and landscape, Varkala beach also attracted the tourists for its various other tourist spots that include The Shri Janardhana Swamy Temple of 800 to 2000 years old dedicated to Ayyappa; the beach resort of Varkala is becoming popular for its holy bath called “Papanasm” from where Thiruvananthapuram is just 54 Kms and Kollam is 37 Kms; Sivagiri Mutt is famous for the religious organization founded by Shri Narayana Guru to propagate the idea of “One Caste, One Religion, One God”; Anjengo Fort is famous as the historical fort made by the Dutch East India Company as garrison; Varkala Tunnel is long historical tunnel which was extensively used for ferrying the goods; Nature Cure Center is famous in the world for relaxation and rejuvenation of the body. Some other excursions of Varkala beach are Kappil Lake which is situated just 6 Kms north of Varkala gives the panoramic view of the pictorial world of the Kerala backwaters; Mineral Springs are famous in the world for medicinal properties where thousands of tourists every year visited to drink and bathe.
Beach, mineral watersprings, the Sivagiri Mutt and a 2000
year old Vishnu temple.
How to reach
By Air: Nearest International Airport is Trivandrum (55 Kms).
By Rail: The railway station is 3 Kms from the Varkala beach.
By Bus: Varkala beach is well connected by the roadways from where Thiruvananthapuram is 54 Km and Kollam is 37 Km.