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Papasnanam Beach, Varkala

3.8
#8 of 11 in Beaches in Thiruvananthapuram District
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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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  • Neat & clean where we can enjoy with family & friends. Long walk way beach & clean water. Resorts, Restaurants, Bar,Shops were there.  more »
  • Very clean beach! Nice to just go and enjoy. We went in July and it was little rough. still we could enjoy a bit bathing. There are lifeguards who will warn you if you are crossing the danger zone. Th...  more »
  • Good beach at kollam.... for enjoying with the family....It was very clean & neat also.....You will definitely love it..........  more »

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Where to stay in Varkala

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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