Best time to visit : September to May
Away from the noise and tension of an urban life, lies an isolated beach in Kerala called Varkala, just 54 km from Thiruvananthapuram. With everything a beach can offer, the beach resort is also widely known for mineral springs near the beach. These mineral springs are believed to possess medicinal values and are widely thronged by people to drink and bathe from the springs.
Varkala beachitself is also called' Papanashini' since it is believed that a dip in the holy waters of Varkala beach will purify your body and soul. The beach also has a 2000+ years old shrine of Lord Vishnu called Shree Janardhana Swamy Temple.
Apart from its religious interests, The beach also has a Nature Cure Center of tourist interest. Varkala Beach is also recognized for its picturesque panorama. The cliffs against the sandy land and blue sea render Varkala Beach a mesmerizing impression to cherish forever. The sunset at Varakala Beach is genuinely gorgeous.
Nearest Airport : Trivandrum International Airport
Railway station : Varkala and Trivandrum Railway station