Welcome to the things to do page in Varkala!

For any traveller coming to india after the dynamic and result oriented life in europe, it is certainly a way worth following and embracing...first of all, the pace is completely different and secondly, the thought process and  the warmth dispalyed are definitely different...each has his own experience and reason... what actually started out as a backpapers hangout  has now grown into a full fledged beach resort and is still slowly growing every day to provide the comfort and services necessary to keep the genuine tourists so essential to the growth and economic development of the place.

 Moving on to describe some of the attractions and outdoor activites around varkala include:

  • Elephant riding trips in a nearby village and can be done most cheaply through rickshaw drivers.
  • Another local facovirite is the trip to the Golden islands. Panaromic and relaxing half day outing!
  • Sivagiri Mutt, the head quarters of the late social reformer Sri. Narayana Guru.
  • The local opticians are good and becoming increasingly popular with tourists.
  • Bikes and cars can be hired for day tours and trips to kanyakumari, trivandrum, kollam and the Amritanadamayi Ashram.
  • Ayurvedic treatments and massages are available through recognised and certified traetment centers.
  • Ancient temple 2500 and more years old sri. Janardhana temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
  • Fishing trips with the local fishermen can be arranged on the spot.
  • Yoga classes, cooking classes, music and dance classes are all common and popular with tourists. 
  • Dental work is also getting more popular.
  • Alternative healing methods such as Acupuncture, Reiki Healing and trainig, Facial Harmony,  Thai and Swedish Massage are all available in this little resort.