Varkala Cliff Beach

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Varkala Cliff Beach is a quiet and isolated sandy expanse where you can have a relaxing beach holiday without the crowds and bustle of some of the busier beaches in Kerala.

Varkala is a town in Kerala, about 50 km north of Trivandrum and is home of the popular Papanasam Beach.  After Kovalam, Varkala is the most popular seaside resort in Kerala.

Enjoy the laid back attractions of Varkala Beach while on Kerala beach tours with Kerala Backwater.Overlooking the beach is a headland that stretches several kilometres.

Cliff Varkala

A walkway along the edge of the cliff goes up several kilometres. The headland provides a panoramic view of the beach and sea. This beach is very enjoyable without the disturbance of city life.The laterite cliff walling the beach oozes water that is believed to be salubrious. For this reason the place serves as a spa as well. Open restaurants are other attraction here and the candle light dinner is mind blowing.

The colorful lights makes the view of cliff restaurants at night is more special. All ranges of accommodation options are available here. Most hotels cluster on the headland facing the sea. Attractions in the neighbouring areas include Shivagiri Mutt, Kappil lake (also referred to as a backwater) and estuary, Ponnumthuruthu island and Anjengo Fort (Anchuthengu).

Most hotels and shops along the cliffs are facing the sea. The tourist season is from October to April. During these seasons business here is large.

The Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple nearby is believed to be between 800 – 2000 years old. A nature cure center located near Varkala Beach is another popular attraction that you can visit on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater. Also, the Samadhi of Kerala’s saint Sree Narayana Guru is situated in this town and hence has become a place of pilgrimage.
Best Season:
The main season starts from Dec 1st- March 31st, with December & early January experiencing the biggest rush.

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