Enjoy the Charm of Nature at Varkala Beach
Remote location of Varkala makes it an ideal beach for tourists who want peaceful holidays. It is a beautiful
beach situated 51 km from Thiruvananthapuram the capital of Kerala. This beach has been ranked as one of
the 10 top seasonal beaches in the world by Discovery channel. The amazing beauty of brown sand,
breathtaking landscapes and spectacular sea views calls on large number of tourists to this place for
This beach is also called Papnasam beach because of the belief that bathing here will wash away all sins. The
beach is famous for mineral springs, resorts, spa and ayurvedic centres which offer world class ayurvedic
treatments and therapies.
The well known tourist attractions of Varkala beach are
Sree Janardhana Swamy temple
This is a 2000 year old temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the form Janardana Swami. It is one of the
popular temples of Kerala which is visited by large number of devotees as well as visitors for religious
purpose. The temple is one of the popular Vaishnavaite pilgrimage destinations. Because of its religious
significance this place is referred as the Dakshin Kashi or Benaras of the south.
This is the mausoleum of Sree Narayana Guru which is visited by large number of tourists during their visit to
this place. It is one of the famous monuments of Kerala. This mutt was founded by the great Hindu reformer
and Philosopher Sree Narayana Guru who was the preacher of social equality and justice.
Mineral water springs
The mineral water spring is famous across the globe for its medicinal properties. Large number of tourists
comes here to drink and bath in the water because of its therapeutic properties. It is said that the water of this
spring has curative power which cures several diseases.
The Varkala beach is also famous for its water sports activities which can be enjoyed by tourists during their
visit to this place. Swimming in the clear blue sea is the popular water sports activity of this place. Along
with this tourists can also enjoy the fun and thrill of windsurfing, para sailing, snorkelling and beach
Varkala beach is also known for its number of ayurvedic resorts and spa centres. These centres provide
excellent ayurvedic therapies and massages through its well trained and experienced ayurveda experts. The
hospitality of these centres is world class that enthrals tourists during their stay in these centres.
Varkala Beach is one the popular beaches of Kerala which is known for its scenic beauty, water sports
activities and ayurvedic centres. It is one of the popular destinations of South India tourism which is visited
by a large number of tourists throughout the year.