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Papasnanam Beach, Varkala

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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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  • Beach with black sand is amazing for some people, cool and calm place, near to North cliff and helipad in varkala, all hotels are nearby  more »
  • its a sacred beach so lot of people on weekends , otherwise clean and nice beach . one can enjoy with family  more »
  • The Varkala and Papanasam beach are a same stretch but called differently for some length. This beach looks like is used for performing final rites of loved ones. Hence the name. Varakala basically is...  more »