Varkala Beach, Varkala

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#1 of 126 in Outdoors in Kerala
Relax on the scenic sands of Varkala Beach, noted for having the only cliff on the Arabian seaside and boasting natural mineral springs. Take a dip in the clean, blue water--which according to local beliefs washes away all sins--sunbathe, or take a peaceful stroll along the sand. Climb the steps to the top of the cliff, which features a paved, coconut palm-fringed road, to enjoy a picturesque view of the beach. To plan Varkala vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • Beginning January 2018, the beach is wide, clean and hot water with beautiful waves for fun. It's very hot outside we're better in the sea! You will find rental of umbrellas and chairs but it is rather expensive.
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  • Varkala beach is a long and wide sandy beach about 35 km north of Trivandrum airport. The Varkala cliff makes for a spectacular backdrop to this very enjoyable beach. Since the beach is very long and ...  more »
  • Breath taking scenaries - great sunsets - lots of friendly beach dogs, lovely companions. Safe and lots of spiritual practices going on at the beach day and night.  more »
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  • One of the best beaches in Kerala. Presence of lifeguards makes it safe. The stretch is not very lengthy though, so kind of gets crowded in the evenings and late mornings. A walk further north towards Kappil is worth where there's absolutely no crowd and completely peaceful.
  • It is a very good beach. Though certain parts are deep (there are warning boards), the sand is clean, not too crowded and has got facilities on the beach itself to get yourself clean after having a bath in seawater.
  • Fantastic views and scenic beauty. The sunset and sunrise views are marvellous and of picturesque beauty. Normally crowded but one does not feel any clumsiness due to it. Beside the beach, a wide range of shops are there from where you can get whatever you want - starting from Kerala Kathakali masks to sea shells to wide variety of food.
  • One of the best beaches in India. The cliff side view is unique to Varkala. The tranquility and calmness is unmatched.
  • Go hire a bike. For food, go inside the village. You can visit places around and eat cheap food. Very accessible. Autos are available from varkala railway station and bus station. Very long cliff to shop, drink and eat.

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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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