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Varkala Travel Guide

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......

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.

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How will be the weather in Varkala in January end? Is it required to book an ac room?

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Pradeep Nair

i am not sure about that..but i think weather is ok...not at all cold climate..so u can book an ac room

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What are the famous places to visit in varkala?

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Lohith KV

the main attraction in Varkala is the cliff beach. there is papanasam beach as well, but that has the usual scene as every beach u see in India.

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Please suggest nearest places to visit.

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Shilpa Sahu

papanasam beach, north cliff, island visit, watch tower

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We are from Bangalore, we need 1room for 5 members on feb 19th checkin and 20 check. Within 3000₹ on the cliff of beach view. With food service. Please suggest a good hotel.

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Santhanakrishnan

puthooram ayurvedic resort was good,clafauti resort is in the centre of cliff might have a good view too,ABBA restaurant is good over there

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Are there buses to Varkala from Kollam bus station after 6 PM?

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Jyothish kumar

What are the best places to eat in Varkala?

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Abhimanew C

clafouti and italian cafe

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Is any other sight seeing places there around Varkala?

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Premkumar Muniyandi

not very great. but Anjego fort and way while going to Anjego fort can be considered.

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Where can I get a rental dslr in varkala?

What are the specialities of the local cuisine in Varkala? Please recommend some good authentic restaurants.

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Mothers Palace Beach Resort

Sky launch , Country kitchen and many more

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Does the shacks serve beer?

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