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Varkala Beach

Varkala 695141, India
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A hidden gem

This scenic gem has hidden itself in the coastal line of Kerala in a place named Varkala Sivagiri... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bengaluru, India
Best place to chill and relax in the western coast in the south

Awesome place and ambiance. The cliff on the hill top from where one can see the magnanimous... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Varkala 695141, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This scenic gem has hidden itself in the coastal line of Kerala in a place named Varkala Sivagiri. The place is well connected via rail but for air options one may need to spend around 1.5 hours travelling 40+ kms from Trivandrum airport. I was...More

Thank ravisidula
Reviewed 4 days ago

Awesome place and ambiance. The cliff on the hill top from where one can see the magnanimous Arabian sea is just spectacular. People can hire bikes/two wheelers for rent and can explore the place and check the local stuff.

Thank GS R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The beach is calm and quiet in normal days. This beach is known as Papanasham.The word Papanasham means wash away sins.It is believed that a dip in the waters of Papanasham Beach washes away all the sins in one's life.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Verkala is on the Souhtern part of God's own place Kerela It's sunrise and sunset view are stunning and is a place of interest for all .Sunbathing and water sports are few things you can do here as per the season .some beach part has...More

Thank minotindesai
Reviewed 1 week ago

must visit instead of kovalam. great eateries. lovly place to spend time on the north cliff. recommend stay on north cliff properties. approach lanes are very very narrow, taking car is an issue. sea food lovers will enjoy the place. dont pay more to stay...More

Thank npvkaps
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean beach which has an unforgettable view from the Cliff. The walkway on the tip of the cliff is amazing and the restaurants on the cliff are serving wonderful food in amazing ambiance.

Thank Besin K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the different beaches where we need to get down the cliff to reach the beach. Beach is clean and neat and life guards were always had an eye and it is safe. All shacks restaurants are on the cliff.

Thank kaviani724
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The title says it all. I know India has a 'problem' with dogs but this beach was full of them in early May. As such, don't expect to lie down as you'll likely attract friends. The one sunbed we did see attracted three of the...More

Thank Northern_Baggie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view from the cliffs to toes in the sand these beaches are stunning, but the strength of the waves and the riptide are not to be taken lightly.

Thank Annalynnpadilla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a cliff overlooking the sea. Dotted with cafe and homestays ,the beech is said to have special properties owing to being mineral rich. As u move away from cliff beach has black /dark sand .

Thank Dipubose
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can anyone tell me things to do in Varkala ? I just want to spend a day here Morning 10:00 am to 6:00 pm in June Advance thanks
23 May 2017|
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Response from Dipubose | Reviewed this property |
Hi its pretty hot and sultry during this time of the year. Monsoon starts first week of June and sea gets pretty rough. You can enjoy by the sea shore and relax at any of the sea facing shacks . There are limited options... More
julie w
How safe is it to swim in the sea in January.? Are there any aggressive jelly fish or sharks.?
17 May 2017|
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Response from kaviani724 | Reviewed this property |
Sea Remains calm in the month of January and there are not Jelly fishes and sharks.
Sathiya S
Is better to go by this March??? What about weather condition during this time.???
28 February 2017|
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Response from Ian C | Reviewed this property |
April and should be ok it starts to get humid a End of April and can get rain