Ponnumthuruthu Island, Varkala

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#6 of 9 in Nature in Thiruvananthapuram District
Ponnumthuruthu Island is located in Varkala. To visit Ponnumthuruthu Island and other attractions in Varkala, use our Varkala attractions planner.
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  • I read about Golden Island, as it's also known, in Lonely Planet guide, and arranged to visit it with local rickshaw driver Sabeer, who drives for guests at Paradise Beach Resort. The drive itself was...  more »
  • We paid 600 rupees for a boat to take us to the island for 4 adults as my uncle's were scared to go on the rowing boat. The views of the lake is stunning. The Island has an old temple which local Hind...  more »
  • 14 km from Varkala bus stand. Auto costly. Gone by two wheeler. Even localites unable to guide. Tks to google map. It is a back water with a 6 acre island. A temple in the island. Boat cost 400 per pe...  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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