Best Things To Do in Varkala, India

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Varkala, India

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  1. Varkala Beach

    # 1 of 15 Things To Do in Varkala | Added 855 times in trip plans
    Varkala Beach

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Food And Drinks, Restaurant

    Address: Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695141

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Pristine beach with sparkling blue water, that’s Varkala beach for you! One of the major tourist attractions in Varkala, Kerala, the Varkala beach is a spot you should head to if you want to spe...Read more

  2. Vishnu Temple

    # 2 of 15 Things To Do in Varkala | Added 246 times in trip plans
    Vishnu Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Varkala, Kerala 695141

    Timings: 04:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    If you’re religious enough and love to explore religions and mythologies, then Janardhana Swami Temple will surely suit your taste. Built way back in 12th century, this structure still stands ta...Read more

  3. Kappil Beach And Lake

    # 3 of 15 Things To Do in Varkala | Added 384 times in trip plans
    Kappil Beach And Lake

    Tags: Beach, Lake

    Address: Kappil Beach, Kerala

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located just 6 kilometres from the Varkala town, lies Kappil Beach and Lake. Both the lake and beach are scenic and also crowd’s favourites. The beach is the point where the Kappil lake meets th...Read more

  4. Papanasam Beach

    # 4 of 15 Things To Do in Varkala | Added 395 times in trip plans
    Papanasam Beach

    Tags: Beach, Walking Area

    Address: Varkala, Kerala 695141

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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. Yo...Read more

  5. Sivagiri

    # 5 of 15 Things To Do in Varkala | Added 864 times in trip plans
    Sivagiri

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Sivagiri Rd, Varkala, Kerala 695145

    If you want to switch off from the hustle and bustle of your normal life and want to be at peace, then Sivagiri is the right place. Dedicated to Shree Narayan Guru, Sivagiri Ashram also has open halls...Read more

  6. Anchuthengu And Anjengo Fort

    # 6 of 15 Things To Do in Varkala | Added 230 times in trip plans
    Anchuthengu And Anjengo Fort

    Tags: Historical Site, Fort

    Address: Anchuthengu, Kerala 695309

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    If you’re into history, then Anjengo fort is a place where you can spend a couple of hours unraveling the good old time. Once an important site for the British Empire, the fort, today stands tal...Read more

  7. Ponnumthuruthu Island

    # 7 of 15 Things To Do in Varkala | Added 205 times in trip plans
    Ponnumthuruthu Island

    Tags: Outdoors, Island

    Address: Panayil Kadavu Road, Vakkom, Kerala 695312

    Love photography? Want to explore the unexplored? Want to visit a place which is no less than a hidden gem? Well, Ponnumthuruthu Island will satisfy all such craving of yours. The location is great, h...Read more

  8. Varkala Lighthouse

    # 8 of 15 Things To Do in Varkala | Added 26 times in trip plans
    Varkala Lighthouse

    Tags: Light House, View Point

    Address: Anchuthengu, Kerala 695309

    Timings: 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm Details

    Beach is fine, but if there is a lighthouse, the uniqueness of that particular beach reaches new heights. Climb up some 250 odd stairs and get bowled over by the stunning panoramic view of the humongo...Read more

  9. Varkala Aquarium

    # 9 of 15 Things To Do in Varkala | Added 190 times in trip plans
    Varkala Aquarium

    Tags: Aquarium

    Address: Varkala, Kerala 695311

    Timings: 09:30 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Are kids travelling with you to Varkala? Are you wondering what exactly are the attractions specifically for kids, then no worries! Varkala Aquarium in Varkala is a perfect place to go on a date with ...Read more

  10. Cafe Del Mar

    # 10 of 15 Things To Do in Varkala | Added 365 times in trip plans
    Cafe Del Mar

    Address: Near North Cliff, Varkala, Kerala

    Timings: 07:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

    Its quite under rated as it should be among top 5 restaurants/cafes in Varkala. Food is very nice, so is service. Decent Choice for Vegetarians, nice coffee. They normally play nice music and has one ...Read more

  11. Kaaboo Resorts Varkala | Resorts In Varkala | Hotels In Varkala | Varkala Beach

    # 11 of 15 Things To Do in Varkala | Added 2 times in trip plans
  12. Akhil Beach Resort Pvt Ltd.

    # 12 of 15 Things To Do in Varkala | Added 8 times in trip plans
    Akhil Beach Resort Pvt Ltd. Image

    Address: North Cliff, Varkala, Trivandrum, Kerala 695141, India

    Google Reviews
    Hrishi Krishna Raj

    Its a pretty good resort to choose. Though the resort doesn't have a beach view, it's just hardly a minute's walk away from the cliff. Rooms have good privacy and cleanliness is not bad. Room service ...

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  13. Black Beach Resort,varkala

    # 13 of 15 Things To Do in Varkala | Added 3 times in trip plans
    Black Beach Resort,varkala Image

    Address: Thiruvambadi Rd, Varkala, Kerala 695141, India

    Timings: 24-hrs Details
    Google Reviews
    Karthick Dhamotharan

    Food is average. Not proper maintence and don't expect too much luxury. No swimming pool. At this budget,you could get some other good resorts in this location it seems. Frequent power cut and power b...

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  14. The Gateway Hotel

    # 14 of 15 Things To Do in Varkala | Added 2 times in trip plans
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    Address: Janardhanapuram, Varkala, Kerala 695141, India

    Timings: 24-hrs Details
    Google Reviews
    Nipun Kumar Jami

    A chill-out place with great comfort and near to the cliff. They even provide cycles in case if you need it. Overall comfy stay and cheerful staff.

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  15. Papasnanam Beach

    # 15 of 15 Things To Do in Varkala | Added 259 times in trip plans
    Papasnanam Beach Image
    Timings: 24-hrs Details

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