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. Make Varkala Light House part of your personalized Varkala itinerary using our Varkala trip builder.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Get a tuk-tuk to drive you out there and discover the proud lighthouse and visit also the old fort that is located right next to the
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  • May 30, 2017
    A small lighthouse offering a view on the coast and the backwaters. More top safety is neglected
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  • February 25, 2017
    The lighthouse is 40mts in height with around 11 floors, and is around 13kms from the Varkala beach area, but is worth paying a visit. The view from the top of the lighthouse is awe inspiring.  more »

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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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