Beautiful Kerala : Visiting Varkala

Visiting Varkala!

Varkala is a beautiful coastal town that will simply melt away all your tensions and worries and put you in a relaxing and cheerful mood. Some of the places to visit in this region are:

Varkala Beach

Varkala Beach

The beautiful beach in Varkala is also known by the name Papanasa Beach and it is an ideal location for swimming as well as for enjoying the sunbath. This beach is surrounded by lovely golden sand as well as lush green parks that make the beach a perfect place to visit on a holiday.

Anjengo Fort

This is one of the best locations in this place and it has a huge historic background associated with it. The history dates back to the colonial rule in the region and the people who wish to learn more about the history of the region and explore its each and every end will definitely love this place. The fort is believed to be built between the 17th and 18th centuries.


This is another historical place in the region that is believed to be built by the Britisher’s around the 18th century. This lighthouse represents the colonial styled architecture and in addition to it, one can view the lovely areas as well as the surrounding beaches from this lighthouse.

Janardhana Swamy Temple

Your visit to Varkala is incomplete without visiting the Janardhana Swamy Temple, which is about 2000 years old. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and it draws a huge number of pilgrims every year from all parts of the country. However, non- Hindus are not allowed into the inner Sanctum, but they are free to admire the beautiful temple from outside.

The Cliff

If you are looking to gather some lovely memories from your trip, then just do not think of missing this location. It is about 60 feet above the level of the sea and it is indeed one of the most breathtaking places in the region. You can view the splendid sunset from the cliff.

Sivagiri Mutt

This is known for its annual festival, Sivagiri is the place where the Guru of Shri Narayana attained Samadhi. That is the reason that, the place that the place has very religious as well as social importance.

Ponnumthruruthu Island

This island is known all over the region for its lovely atmosphere that is best suited for the boat rides. The place is surrounded by the Arabian Sea and the Anjengo Backwaters. This island also has a religious importance as it is famous all over the region for housing an ancient shrine of Lord Shiva and Goddess Pārbati that was constructed about a century ago. This site is easily accessible with the help of boats as well as jetty rides that are easily available from Varkala.

The visit to a place can be made more relaxing as well as memorable if one stays in a hotel. If you are planning to visit Varkala, make sure that you reside in the “Hotel Vedanta Wakeup” that is fully furnished and equipped with all the modern day facilities.