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Papasnanam Beach, Varkala

(3.6/5 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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  • This beach is the one hindus assemble to do the religious rituals. Beach has got nice view, less peaceful sides and good sugar sands. Nothing much to see around though  more »
  • This is a good beach but mainly frequented by Hindu People as a religious place of pilgrimage. Very busy at festival times This is where the beach shacks and restaurants and some shops are located Ple...  more »
  • I had my stay at papasnanam beach, and it is a sacred beach for the locals wherethey come to offer prayers and have religious ceremonies. It is connecting to the Varkala beach and offers some good opt...  more »