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Travel to Varkala


Varkala Tourism



A small town that is about 50 km from Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) district Varkala is fast becoming a popular sea beach getaway. Located in the southern Indian state of Kerala Varkala has a waterfront with the Arabian Sea. A long stretch of virgin beach makes this an ideal seaside destination for that memorable holiday.

Varkala is a seaside retreat that is fast becoming a popular destination for both Indian as well as international travelers looking for a quiet holiday by the sea. Apart from this it is also known for it mineral water springs. The water at the Varkala beach is considered to be a cure for many ailments and illness. It is also believed that a dip in these waters will wash the human soul of all its sins.

A travel to Varkala would take you to the land where the craggy rocks meet the sea and the sea enters in to mainland in the form of creeks and estuaries. The silvery stretch of pristine sands and the lapping waves of the Arabian Sea invite you to have fun and frolic. An atmosphere of serenity and seclusion wraps you under its fold as you travel to Varkala.

Also pay a visit to the many years old temple, a lighthouse, standing aloof from the urban hurry, in your travel to Varkala. Proceed a little further from the city where the placid lake gives way to the paradisiacal world of the backwaters.

Travel to Varkala to see where the ancient science of yoga and Ayurveda has been revived as an effective way of rejuvenating the body and soul. The treatments range from one week to one month. Try anyone suiting your requirement.

How to Reach Varkala

Varkala is a little township in the state of Kerala. Beautiful palm-lined beaches draw a huge number of tourists who prefer to spend a secluded holiday without burning a hole in the pocket. Being located in away from the hustle bustle of the modern city life, Varkala promises a soothing vacatio0n.

But secluded location does not necessarily mean inconvenient transportation network. The opposite can be true too as in the case of Varkala. It is quite easy to reach Varkala. Travel.mapsofindia brings you complete information on how to reach Varkala:

By Air

Varkala though does not have an airport of its own, the most convenient airport is Trivandrum is nearly an hour's drive from here. Trivandrum, being the capital city of Kerala, has a very good air network and is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Chennai, Kochin and Kolkata.

By Road

Varkala is just 47kms off from the National Highway No: 47. A good network of roads connects the city to Trivandrum. Trivandrum in turn is the linked by road to all the prominent cities in South India. So one can easily reach Varkala from any part of the country.

By Train

Varkala has a railway station of its own. Regular trains ply between Trivandrum and Varkala. Trivandrum again has train connection to the major places throughout the country.

Shopping in Varkala

Who wants to return from a tour without buying souvenirs or gifts for friends and relatives ? If you are a discerning shopper, you can look forward to a great shopping in Varkala.

Shopping in Varkala is no less than just fun. The beaches in Varkala are lined with shops and eating joints. These beach bazaars get livelier and more colorful in the evenings. The traditional handicrafts of Kerala are available in abundance in these bazaars.

Look for the artifacts and utilities made of coir while shopping in Varkala. Coconut shell items are also popular things to shop in Varkala. You may also go for shopping the horn carved products in Varkala. Entire Kerala is famous for these exquisite carvings on the horns.

Alongside you would also find the typical beach crafts made of shells and oysters by the locals. The trinkets and knickknacks serve well as gifts, souvenirs or showpieces to embellish the home interior. A piece or two must feature in your shopping list in Varkala.

You may also watch out for packets of aromatic spices, tea or coffee in the city markets, while shopping in Varkala.

Places to See in Varkala

  • Varkala Beaches
  • Janardhana Temple
  • Sivagiri Mautt
  • Varkala Tunnel
  • Kappil Lake



Last Updated on : 27/09/2013