Sivagiri, Varkala

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#5 of 14 in Historic Sites in Thiruvananthapuram District
Experience the tranquility of Sivagiri, a pilgrimage center which hosts a famed sage’s enlightenment place and tomb. The ‘Samadhi’ (resting place) of Sree Narayana Guru attracts many devotees over the year who come to give their respects to the renowned social reformer. Learn about the story that follows his life and work, and get a glimpse of the house he lived in, as well as his belongings. Enjoy the serene ambience of this Ashram situated on a hill and stroll through its open halls to see the pictures and writings of the guru. No photos are allowed. A visit to Sivagiri represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Varkala vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Mutt of Guru Narayana. If u r a devotee must visit. Golden sharathambal temple here to be worshipped. Localits who r devotee of Shri Narayana guru respect this mutt. One veda padasala available. U can...  more »
  • Beautiful temples and memorials.A place of great historical importance.Spirituality unites everybody,everything.  more »
  • The Guru devotees will definitely love a visit to this place. Guru's samadhi, the Sharada ( Goddess of Knowledge) temple are here. The Sanyasi mutt founded by Guru is also here. The visitors have the ...  more »
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  • Sivagiri hill is a pilgrim place n also calm n quiet place. A Pease full culture n nature are here.
  • A very quiet and serene place to spend time if you are in a spiritual mood.
  • Calm and quite place, morning visit are preferred.
  • A big pilgrim center with piece of mind and happiness. Visited this place with my family members.
  • Wonderful place if you are looking for peaceful atmosphere instead of just looking at the building. Loving vibe.

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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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