About varkala

Kairali Varkala is located at a distance of 51 kilometers from north side direction of Thirunananthapuram city, and is 37 kilometers away from the south side direction of Kollam in south Kerala. It is indeed far from the bustling crowd of the more predominant beaches, but none the less beautiful. It is the soothing breeze that lulls the mind and fans the soul, the mystic tune that half eludes and whose beauty enthralls.

The peace and the serenity of the city is its main attraction. Tourists flock towards the more popular beaches especially during the tourist season (the winter months). But often the heart seeks out some solitude and solace in the lap of Nature. Varkala is the place for you if the lapping of the waves and the rustle of the trees sound to you like music and if the majestic silent cliffs seem like a companion as you star gaze head or if your heart desires to visit some of the less crowded pilgrim shrines. And if you desire an inexpensive holiday, Varkala is the right choice. Especially during the off season the region is a laid-back rustic haunt and the accommodation charges come down significantly. They rise sharply again in from November March.

Papanasam Beach

The Papanasam Beach is a beautiful tourist haunt. It is the perfect setting to spend a leisurely, mellow holiday, drinking in the beauty of the golden sunset, the tame waves and the towering cliffs of red laterite.

Anjengo Fort

The Dutch East India Company built a strategic garrison called Anjengo Fort near varkala. This fort seemed to have played a very important role in their military stratagy during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Sivagiri Mutt

This is the headquarters of the Sree Narayana Dharma Sangham Trust established by the great social reformer Sree Narayana Guru (1855-1928), who struggled to erase boundaries of caste distinction among men.

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