Varkala Light House

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wanderlust121
7 contributions
Dec 2019
the staff was very rude because we had cameras with us even though we weren't using it. But the view is stunning. It's beautiful over there, see the water and be on top of all those palm trees
Written 24 January 2020
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HappySheep
Wellington, New Zealand1,609 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
From Varkala beach about 4km away with great views plus nearby old fort from colonial times. Can climb up for impressive views
Written 17 January 2020
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Moupriya
Chennai (Madras), India117 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
Take the coastal road for the lighthouse which even goes towards Kovalam and Airport. Sometimes in rainy season this road can be dangerous as water may come up till the road,anyway i found nothing that sort. Enjoyed the bike ride through this road and reached the light house. It's open from 3 pm-5 pm only. Minimal charges are applicable for entry and also for camera. They won't allow to do parking inside so keep that in mind to get any parking place nearby. They don't have lift, you have to climb steps for that. Once you reach up you will be mesmerized with the view. one side is the sea view and the other is the backwaters view with coconut trees all around, such a treat for the eyes.
Must visit if you are traveling nearby to this spot.
Written 22 June 2019
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kd_maximus
Bengaluru, India78 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
Must visit. The view of the sea and backwater in between thousands of coconut trees will leave you spell bound.
Written 9 June 2019
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skipz23
London, UK147 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
A lovely drive from Varkala allowing you to see smaller villages en route. The lighthouse costs Rs25 to enter (+20 for camera) & is only open 3-5pm as it's operational. It's almost 200 steps to the top - it's worth it for the epic view across the sea, lake and fort.
Written 2 April 2019
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Thomas D
Karlsruhe, Germany160 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
The lighthouse, very close to the Anjengo Fort in Anchuthengo offers a superb 360° view over the fort, beaches, backwaters and endless coconut groves. It's very worth to climb up the stairs to the top. Be aware of that opening times are restricted to 3-5 pm.
Written 24 March 2019
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MaryFB
Dublin, Ireland167 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
We were part of a cycle group & our guide negotiated our visit outside normal hours. It normally only opens to the public for a few hours so check times before you visit.
This was a such a well worthwhile experience. It is an attractive working light house close to the old British Fort.
Over two hundred spiral steps (inside the lighthouse) bring you to the top & a spectacular 360 degree view of the surrounding coast & backwaters.
Written 10 March 2019
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Chiara D
13 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
I got a tuktuk in Varkala which took us to the lighthouse first and to Golden Island afterwards.
The visit at the lighthouse was fun. The building is very well maintained and the view at the top is amazing. You can see the backwaters, the beach with the ocean and a never ending sea of palm trees. Really worth the climb!
Written 13 January 2019
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Sean L
Dorchester, UK61 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
It's a bit of a hike, but the views from the top are worth it, and this is a working lighthouse, so interesting to see what is at the top!
Written 27 November 2018
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Sabdha
5 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Clam and pleasant place to visit, amazing view and a great place to click photos. worth visiting, must visit
Written 21 November 2018
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