Papanasam Beach

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  • Address: Varkala, Kerala 695141, India
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Beach, Walking Area, Family And Kids

Another popular beach in Varkala, the Papanasam beach is also a famous beach in which Hindu death rituals are performed. This one’s beauty enhances when the sun sets and there is cool breeze. You can also spot many food stalls selling different delicacies. Overall, a perfect place to enjoy some quality time with your family and friends. Cool breeze during sunset and the roaring sound of the sea are major reasons, why Papanasam Beach is on the top of the list of everyone who visits Varkala.

  • Keep the surroundings clean.
  • Dress modestly.
  • Respect the Hindu rituals which are performed here.

  • Anytime before it’s too dark is advisable to visit.

  • Buses from Temple Junction Bus Stop

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  • Papanasam Beach Address: Varkala, Kerala 695141, India
  • Papanasam Beach Timing: 24-hrs
  • Papanasam Beach Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Papanasam Beach(preferred time): 01:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Papanasam Beach: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 91.58% of people who visit Varkala include Papanasam Beach in their plan

  • 52.43% of people start their Papanasam Beach visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Papanasam Beach

Monday, Thursday and Friday

82.35% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Papanasam Beach

People normally club together Sivagiri and Varkala Beach while planning their visit to Papanasam Beach.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Beautiful view of beach from the cliff. This beach isn't heavily crowded. There are two paths to get to beach from the road, one is via steep steps and other through road. It is advisable to go via road if there are small children or elderly coming with you. There is a 'Bali mandapam' close to the beach, where people offer prayers and flowers for the deceased. Many small shops and restaurants are located at the premises of this beach.

  • Nice beach with high waves. In the mornings it is used for religious activities. It is a family beach with mostly local crowd. Cliff is very close where you find good cafés and restaurants.

  • The water which flows to the beach is supposedly having curing and healing powers as said by the locals here. It's suppose to wash off your karma/ papam.....hence the name. Very scenic beautiful beach with loads of shopping and eateries....North Beach totally of my go to destinations

  • Located in the south Kerala at north end border of the district Trivandrum, Varkala beach is an ideal holiday destination in Kerala for the tourists who want a peaceful vacation. Counted as one of the top ten seasonal beaches in the world by discovery channel, this beach has a stunning beauty of landscapes, brown sand, and sea. It's a perfect spot to relax with a laidback atmosphere. Popular for beach activities like swimming and sunbathing, this beach offers a striking sunset views. It can simply take your breath away with its long winding stretch of cliff that expands over the Arabian Sea. Varkala Beach is also called Papanasam beach as it is believed that taking bath here wash away all sins.

  • Best beach ever visited, it’s very near to my home town. The evening is amazing. One of the romantic destination for couples.

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