Best Free Things to Do in Varkala Town

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in Varkala Town

Best Free Things to Do in Varkala Town

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  • snmishra
    Bengaluru, India92 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely white sand beach I've seen so far in Kerala. One can spend hours on the beach on swimming, water sports or just sitting quietly looking at the waves. Enjoy the view from the cliff and the food available there. Not very crowdy and you'll find many non Indians enjoying this place. Good place and you can plan for a day here.
    Written 2 March 2024
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  • Deb P P
    Bristol, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There are many tailors on the cliff, but head a little further and this is the ONLY one you should take your business to. Whether for bespoke, copies, or alterations, the workmanship at Asparagus is exceptional. Huge selection of silks, cottons, linens, block prints. Only wish I had found them sooner. Highly rate this wonderful tailors in Varkala.
    Written 21 February 2024
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  • Hari Krishnan S
    Varkala, India1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best cliff beach in the entire world. The sun rise view and Sunset view is the best. Access to the beach is adventurous. Everyone will like it.
    Written 28 March 2024
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  • sooraj km
    Thrissur, India28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a pilgrim place for Hindus. We will love this place due to its natural beauty and climate condition.its Sree Narayan Guru samadhi place.
    Written 14 August 2023
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  • Mihir C
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India116 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a 2000 year old temple of Janardhana (Vishnu).
    It is also known Papanasham Temple. Local people come here for puja.
    Written 5 May 2023
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  • Raj PR
    Chennai (Madras), India201 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is strentch from Varkala breaches, can spend 1 hour including kayaking, speed boat near Kappil Beach situated 15mins away from Varkala Cliff.
    Written 11 May 2023
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  • JforTravel
    Chennai (Madras), India288 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Kappil lake on one side of the road and Arabian sea on the other. Drove by this place, did not go for boating. I am sure an evening boat ride at the lake would be worth it.
    Written 5 January 2019
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  • Kamalika0505
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India174 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Safe place to spend a quality 'alone' time, relaxing. Not very crowded. Enjoy the view from the nearby eateries. More or less clean beach though rituals are performed. Coast guards are there to keep watch on you. Second trip to the sea beach. There are shops which sell garments. Price is bit on higher side, most probably due to the foreign tourists. Auto stand is nearby.
    Written 3 December 2019
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  • Helen62Cumberland_BC
    Port Alberni, Canada9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most lovely Temples we have seen, although we also loved the Kali Temple too. I love to see local temples, eat local foods as well as hang out with local folk to get the real feel of the area. We love Varkala!
    Written 7 January 2020
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  • TT_From_Chennai
    Chennai District, India113 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simple fort, square shape with open central space
    Not much of complicated building components
    Can spend 30 min to climb upthe walls and walk around
    HAs a light house close by
    Written 6 July 2022
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  • Tony B
    Shoreham-by-Sea, UK33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We totally endorse all of the previous reviews. We were not pressurised at all to make any purchases but when we asked for advice, it was beautifully presented and crystalline clear.

    We. Made some fantastic purchases at fixed prices - bliss.

    The whole experience was very positive. This shop sells high quality products and the owner is charming. We had a great discussion about the world, business and technology as well!

    If you only want rubbish souvenirs then the beach is a better bet. For high quality, Shalimar is a must.

    Written 7 February 2019
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  • lesley k
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’ve been a customer in both of these
    Brothers shops for the last 3 years
    I’ve been a visitor to india for 25 years
    And never met 2 great guys like Arshad
    And Nawaz nowhere has the variety of
    Jewellery shawls stones& many more items
    As these guys
    Nothing is to much trouble as well as buying many items I have also had pieces
    Of jewellery made the quality is exceptional
    And very reasonably priced
    I would recommend these guys to anyone
    For quality friendliness & hospitality
    I look forward to seeing you again in December
    Thank you Arshad & Nawaz again
    Lesley
    Written 1 February 2018
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  • Sooraj
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Due to lockdown, I needed to travel from Varkala to cochin ,and this time they offered me the best price compared to others. Clean Cab ,driver was very professional .
    Written 23 June 2020
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  • Josh T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Here: I met Mali the other day and I am so happy to see her get the glow back, thanks to Jewels sky. Mali is truly a master at art and handcrafting and that she now finally, thanks to Jewels sky, get her dream come true, getting into silver craft makes me happy. My daughter got so happy for the new earrings from India! We are looking forward to see more of these beautyfull products, after we have finished our project in Goa. Exellent work!
    Written 3 October 2020
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  • Meli
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the best shop at Varkala cliff for jewelry. Abid is very skilled and always asks fair prices. Great service, no pressure and high-quality products.
    Written 23 November 2019
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