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Papasnanam Beach, Varkala
(3.5/5 based on 90+ 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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  • The central part of the beach is occupied everyday by some priests who perform rituals for the dead souls of ancestors for a fee. The beach is n't exactly for pleasure-seekers, although the view from ...  more »
  • Beach for pujas. There are no great temple. White people here better not swim and go further where the empty beaches, if you go to the left.
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  • Every morning at the exit of the Sun in the Hindu Papanasham Beach do ceremonies to their gods, it is a spectacle that you never forget. It is worth getting up early
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