An amazing scenic destination and a waterside town, Varkala is located in the state of Kerala in Thiruvananthapuram district. It is the merely a single place in southern part of the state where rocks are found close to the Arabian Sea.
The town is a well-known tourist place and is resplendent with mesmerizing places and monuments exuding rich cultural and religious heritage. It houses the Janardana Swami Temple which is 2000 years old temple and is an important Vaishnavaite shrine in India which is often stated as “Dakshin Kashi”. Varkala Travel Guide is incomplete without a mention of Kappil Lake, Varkala Beach, Kaduvayil Juma Masjid, Varkala Tunnel, Sivagiri Mutt and Sarkara Devi Temple etc.
Varkala reveals a splendid past. During the Sangham era, Varkala had been the most important port and is known as ‘Balitha’. There are numerous water spots and spas on the sides of the rocks and are well known among geologists as Varkala Formation.