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Varkala is a fabulous beach destination in Kerala, located 51 km from state capital Thiruvanathapuram. It is beautiful place where hills are close to sea. Besides being a popular beach flavor, Varkala is a sacred religious destination too and most popular among tourists for the clean and pristine stretch.  Paragliding and Parasailing are greatly enjoyed here. It is an excellent center for rejuvenating ayurvedic treatments. Backwater cruising is another prime attraction which grabs visitors throughout the year.

Places to visit

Sivagiri Mutt
It is one of the well known memorials of guru Shri Narayana Guru, located peacefully on the banks of Thiruvananthapuram-Shoranur canal. The famous festivals celebrated here are Guru Deva Jayanthi and Guru Deva Samadhi in the month of August. The proximity of the Varkala beach made this sacred mutt more serene. 

Janardhanaswamy Temple
The beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, located at a distance of 25 km from Thiruvananthapuram.  Aarattu is the grand festival where ornaments like peacock fans, umbrella made of silk and other decorative ornaments of deity Vishnu are carried by caparisoned elephants is made this secluded atmosphere as pomp and show. It is the finest evidence of typical south-Indian style temple. 

Varkala Beach
It is the most famous beach of Varkala, located 54 km from Thiruvanathapuram and a perfect place to hang on. It offers great relief from day to day tensions. The swaying palms, sizzlingfreeze, soft and golden make this beach as virtual paradise.

Other Places
Papanasam beach, Kappil beach, Vettkkada beach, Kappill Lake, Sarkara Devi temple, Sanjeeva Aurveda center, Varkala lighthouse and Varkala tunnel are other popular places.

How to reach Varkala

By Air
Trivandrum airport is the nearest airport to reach Varkala.

By Train
Varkala has its own railhead and has more train frequency receiving trains arriving from Trivandrum and Cochin.

By Road
State owned and private buses are well connecting  Varkala to state capital Trivandrum.

In summer 22-40°C and in winter 12-33°C. Best visited from October to March.

28.8 °C
clear sky
Humidity: 79%
Wind : 0.75 mt/sec towards S

Forecast for Next 3 days

clear sky, scattered clouds
27.5 °C |23.9 °C
broken clouds, overcast clouds, few clouds, scattered clouds
32.9 °C |23.3 °C
overcast clouds, broken clouds
32.2 °C |24.7 °C
overcast clouds, broken clouds, scattered clouds, clear sky
31.9 °C |24.2 °C
overcast clouds, few clouds
32.3 °C |23.6 °C

Best Time To Visit : SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB
Near By major Cities
Thiruvananthapuram  43 KM near     
Bangalore  531 KM near     
Chennai  691 KM near     
Near By Air Ports
Trivandrum International Airport   44 KM near     
Tuticorin Airport   161 KM near     
Kochi Airport   177 KM near     
Madurai Airport   214 KM near     
Near By Local Cities
Kollam  20 KM near     
Tirunelveli  120 KM near     
Kochi  156 KM near     
Madurai  223 KM near     
Near By Districts
Kollam   24 KM near     
Thiruvananthapuram   45 KM near     
Pathanamthitta   63 KM near     
Alappuzha   102 KM near     
Near By RailWay Station
Varkala Sivagiri Rail Way Station   3.8 KM near     
Edavai Rail Way Station   3.9 KM near     
Kappil Rail Way Station   5.4 KM near     
Paravur Rail Way Station   8 KM near     

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