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Varkala, a calm and quiet hamlet, lies on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram district. It has several tourist attractions that include a beautiful beach, a 2000-year-old Vishnu Temple and the Ashramam – Sivagiri Mutt a little distance from the beach.
The Papanasam Beach (also called as Varkala Beach), which is ten kilometers away from Varkala, is renowned for a natural spring. Which is considered to have medicinal and curative properties. A dip in the holy waters at this beach is believed to purge the body of impurities and the soul of all sins; hence the name ‘Papanasam Beach’.
Silence, cliffs and eternal sands – this is a combination that people feel can only be viewed in film sets or medieval depictions of mankind. At Varkala, however, this mystical backdrop is a reality. Varkala Beach is a local favourite because of the natural rock formations here that have amazed visitors for centuries. Along with being the only beach in Southern Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea, its famous “Varkala Formation”, in reference to the rocks, was declared by the Geological Survey of India as a geological monument. You are greeted at all times by an exotic beach resort vibe sans the normal hullaballoo of the experience. Gaze into the hearts of the hilly pikes and see the behemoths respond to your scrutiny. These visuals have sent many on a happy trance and we invite our guests to revel in the beauty ofthis natural marvel.
Anjengo Fort, situated 12 km off Varkala at Anjengo, is believed to have been built in 17th century. Presently the fort is protected by the National Heritage monuments.
Ponnumthuruthu, also known as Golden Island is located 20 km from Varkala. It is popular for its 100 year old Shiva Parvathi temple situated amidst thick coconut groves stretched over the sandy beaches.
Varkala Lighthouse was built in 1684 by the British to assist the navigation of ships coming from Britain. It stands 130 feet tall on the Varkala Beach and attracts tourists for a mesmeric bird’s eye view it provides of the Arabian sea and the backwaters.
Kappil Lake is a mesmerising estuary famous for being a tranquil picnic spot surrounded by dense coconut trees. It further becomes a part of the Arabian sea and offers a breath-taking view that can be witnessed clearly from the bridge over the lake
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