Varkala Beach, Varkala

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#1 of 133 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. Put Varkala Beach on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Varkala travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Beach is actually quite nice. but 4 lifeguard without englischkentnnisse with trillerpfeiffen let one not as up to the knöcheln in the water! looks fun. When I left it up to the navel in the water one of these even threatened me. with indian jail (wascheinlich the only thing he brought out in English)!
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  • August 16, 2017
    We were in Varkala near the beach for 2 days. The beach is not the cleanest (as mentioned in some reviews). It is crowded as well. Every day, early morning, you have pundits who sit on the beach and p...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Lovely stretch of a sand beach. Red cliffs abut from the one side. The beach itself has golden colored sand and is black tinged at places from the granite. In the mornings it is abuzz with religious a...  more »

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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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