Papasnanam Beach, Varkala

3.7
#8 of 11 in Beaches in Thiruvananthapuram District
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. Make Papasnanam Beach a part of your Varkala vacation plans using our Varkala route builder site .
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  • October 3, 2017
    We went there on the first day evening. Enjoyed a lot. Lot of shore space. Enjoyed kite with my son and sea was great. No so wavy. It's a 1 km drive from cliff. But have to go by auto which is readily...  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    Quaint, beautiful and serene... I spent 2 hours at this secluded beach doing nothing and it was one of the happiest moments in the entire year. Varkala is all about peace and this was the epitome of m...  more »
  • September 5, 2017
    In tourist season really bad, too many drunks, young bikers, Not safe sea, parking is less and up the cliff. Not for family after dark and in season overcrowded. Rites are performed so that also forms...  more »

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An increasingly popular health and beach resort, Varkala offers a range of accommodations to cater to its growing number of visitors. Hotels cluster along the beachfront, ranging from budget to four-star deluxe, while luxurious resorts sit atop the cliff. A variety of inns and bed & breakfasts scattered throughout town cater to the majority of tourists, but you can also rent a cottage or lodgings offering ayurvedic massage treatments. Home-stays with basic amenities found along the beach cater to budget-oriented travelers.
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