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Varkala Beach, Varkala

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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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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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  • Great beach to relax, clean and beautiful. The landscape is amazing with the cliff behind. The vibe around is perfect :-)  more »
  • The beach is about 2.5 Kms long, very clean, not much crowded, relatively the crowd is more in evening. The Varkala cliff is some steps climb, over all rate this as one of the best beaches that I woul...  more »
  • Varkala is a beautiful beach that stretches for miles and has at least three distinct sections.. and most hotels have their own crazy-half-dangerous path to get down to it. Beautiful at sunrise and su...  more »