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Papasnanam Beach, Varkala

(3.7/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
Dip yourself and wash away your sins at Papasnanam Beach, a long stretch of yellow sand along the shore of the Arabian Sea believed to purify one’s soul. The cliffs behind the beach, the only area in south Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the sea, are covered with lush greenery and occasional palm tree on the beach provides the shade. These limestone formations also feature numerous water spouts and spas used in Hindu religious rituals. Take a stroll, observe religious ceremonies at the site where poojas are held for the departed souls or catch surf. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Varkala holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Papasnanam Beach and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Lived on Hindustan a week and each day we ate breakfast with views of the beach and the hinduska ceremonies son existed there. An experience never to forget.
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  • A small part of the beach is considered holy and prayers for departed love ones are conducted on the beach especially in the mornings. The beach is clean and there are loungers and umbrellas available...  more »
  • This beach is called by its name as it is beleived to wash away your sins if you bathe in these waters. You can see some hindu rituals being conducted for departed souls. the beach is clean and you ha...  more »