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Sivagiri, Varkala

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#5 of 14 in Historic Sites in Thiruvananthapuram District
Historic Site Tourist Spot
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. Put Sivagiri into our Varkala vacation builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Very big mutt of Shri narayan guru in varkala. Very clean and well maintained place. Temple is well built. mainly accessed by the followers of the guru  more »
  • This is a wonderful Shrine to the enlightened social reformer Sree Narayana Guru. He worked to break down the caste system and founded schools for the poor. The energy, peace and tranquility are palpa...  more »
  • Sreenarayanaguru who lived for the poor and whose main words, 0ne caste, one religion, one god is now well spread across the globe. It is very difficult to narrat what he has done for the wold. Go to ...  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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