Varkala Light House, Varkala

4.3
#7 of 14 in Historic Sites in Thiruvananthapuram District
Sited on a promontory next to a late 17th-century fort, Varkala Light House offers beautiful views of the sea and the surrounding area. The striped red and white lighthouse is nearly 40 m (130 ft) tall--climb the 189 steps of an interior spiral staircase to reach the top. From there, you can admire the view and take some memorable photos. Add Varkala Light House to your Varkala travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Varkala day trip planning website .
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  • We took a tuktuk to visit the lighthouse and fort nearby. It is quite a bit out of Varkala and cost 500 rupees. It seems to be only open from 3-5pm to foreign visitors but the chap in charge allowed u...  more »
  • You should ideally hire a 2 wheeler for 1 day to visit all the places near Varkala. And this lighthouse must be on that list. It is only open for 2 hours every evening (I think between 1530-1730) so p...  more »
  • The lighthouse is well worth a visit but it is NOT in Varkala. It is further down the coast south, towards Trivandrum. It is only open in the afternoons and all the tuk tuk drivers will know of it but...  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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