Tourist Places in Varkala

Places to Visit in Varkala

Varkala - #17 of 58 in Kerala |
Varkala Average Rating - 5.9/7 1 based on 1575 Ratings

Varkala is mostly preferred by travellers. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Varkala is, however, mostly preferred. The best season or months to visit places in Varkala are January, February, December. There are 18 tourist places in Varkala, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Varkala can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Varkala for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Varkala Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Varkala, browse through photos & pictures, explore Varkala using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Varkala, which are great places to visit, are 590 Cliff, Sarkara Devi Temple, Kaduvayil Juma Masjid, Varkala Aquarium, Anjengo Fort. Varkala can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.

Varkala Tourist Places



  • Type: Beach
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Varkala Beach, Varkala
Rank 1
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5.9 / 7 1
54 Ratings & 41 Reviews
Varkala Beach, also known as the Papanasam Beach, is located in the Varkala town of Thiruvananthapuram District. The beach is an ideal location for sunbathing and swimming. Surrounded by lush green areas and golden sands, the beach lies in South Kerala at the north-end border... Read More »
"Serene Varkala"2 months ago "Amazing location"Dec 23, 2016
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  • Type: Backwater
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Kappil Beach,kappil, Varkala, Varkala
Rank 2
Ranked 2 of 18
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6.6 / 7 1
4 Ratings & 4 Reviews
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  • Type: Mountain
590 Cliff, Varkala
Rank 3
Ranked 3 of 18
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6.0 / 7 1
3 Ratings & 3 Reviews
"Varkarna Cliff"4 weeks ago "Varkala Cliff"4 weeks ago
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  • Type: Fort
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Anjengo Fort, Varkala
Rank 4
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6.2 / 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Anjengo Fort, one of the prime attractions of Varkala, is a testimonial to many historic events and links related to the colonial rule in the region. Situated in the vicinity of Varkala town, the fort is believed to have been constructed between the 17th to 18th centuries.... Read More »
"Well maintained"Apr 22, 2017 "Looked good from the outside"Jan 22, 2015
Papanasam Beach, Varkala
Rank 5
Ranked 5 of 18
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5.5 / 7 1
9 Ratings & 7 Reviews
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Varkala Aquarium, Varkala
Rank 6
Ranked 6 of 18
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7.0 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
"Worth visiting"Aug 6, 2016
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Kaduvayil Juma Masjid, Varkala
Rank 7
Ranked 7 of 18
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7.0 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
Kaduvayil Juma Masjid, also known as Kaduvayil Thangal Juma Masjid or Kaduvayil Palli, is a one of the prime shrines located in Varkala. Dedicated to Kaduvayil Thangal, a Muslim saint, the shrine is counted among one of the vital Sunni pilgrimage centres that attracts both... Read More »
"Holy place"Aug 7, 2016
  • Type: Religious Place
Sivagiri Mutt, Varkala
Rank 8
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Sivagiri Mutt, one of the popular ashrams, was established by Sree Narayana Guru, the famous philosopher and social reformer. The premise of the site houses the tomb of the founder and his ‘samadhi’, which attracts large number of people. Constructed around 1904,... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
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Janardanaswami Temple, Varkala
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5.6 / 7 1
3 Ratings & 3 Reviews
Janardana Swami Temple, one of the religious sites of Varkala, is believed to have been constructed about 2,000 years ago. Located in the direction of Papasnanam beach, this shrine is considered holy. A large bell, displayed at the temple, was washed up from the wreck of a... Read More »
"Old vishnu temple ..."Dec 9, 2016 "A peaceful place"Aug 12, 2015
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  • Type: Light House
Varkala Lighthouse, Varkala
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6.5 / 7 1
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Varkala Lighthouse, one of the historic buildings of the region, is believed to have been constructed around the 18th century by the British rulers. Representing the fine example of colonial style architecture, the historic building is renowned for offering beautiful views of... Read More »
  • Type: Island
Ponnumthuruthu Island, Varkala
Rank 11
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Ponnumthuruthu Island is known for its pleasant atmosphere and water boat rides. Surrounded by Anjengo backwaters and Arabian Sea, the island is famous for housing an ancient shrine of Lord Shiva and Parvati, constructed around 100 years ago. The site can be easily reached by... Read More »
  • Type: Temple
Sarkara Devi Temple, Varkala
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5.0 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
Sarkara Devi Temple, one of the ancient temples, is located at Chirayinkeezhu, in the vicinity of Varkala. The temple has gained cultural and religious importance for its Kaliyoot festival, which is celebrated during the month of March or kumbham, as per the Malayalam... Read More »
"A temple on beach"Nov 11, 2016
  • Type: Temple
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Vishnu Temple, Varkala
Rank 13
Ranked 13 of 18
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4.8 / 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
"Janardhanaswami temple"Nov 11, 2016 "Oldest temple, with pond"Aug 23, 2014
  • Type: Picnic Spot
Varkala Tunnel, Varkala
Rank 14
Ranked 14 of 18
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Varkala Tunnel, also known Varkala Turuthu, is one of the historic sites of the region. This site was constructed by the British to establish an inland waterway that was meant to serve as a trade route. The construction of the long tunnel was started around the mid-1860s and... Read More »
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  • Type: Mosque
Kaduvayil Thangal Dargah, Varkala
Rank 15
Ranked 15 of 18
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Kaduvayil Thangal Dargah houses the shrine of a famous local Muslim saint named Kaduvayil Thangal. The holy shrine is located on National Highway 47 in between Kallambalam and Attingal. Read More »
  • Type: Fort
Anchuthengu, Varkala
Rank 16
Ranked 16 of 18
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  • Type: Beach
Thiruvambadi Beach, Varkala
Rank 17
Ranked 17 of 18
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  • Type: Scenic Drive
Yoga 590, Varkala
Rank 18
Ranked 18 of 18
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