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Varkala is a famous beach destination situated in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. Varkala is a small town located about 53 km to the north west of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) and about 40 km to the south west of......Read more on Varkala


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Varkala Beach, Varkala
Varkala Beach, Varkala
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Places to Visit in Varkala
  • Type: Beach
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 of the district.... Read More »
Sarkara Devi Temple, Varkala
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Places to Visit in Varkala
  • Type: Temple
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 calendar. Sree... Read More »
Sivagiri Mutt, Varkala
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Places to Visit in Varkala
  • Type: Religious Place
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, the site served as... Read More »
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Janardanaswami Temple, Varkala
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Places to Visit in Varkala
  • Type: Temple
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 Dutch merchant vessel.... Read More »
Anjengo Fort, Varkala
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Places to Visit in Varkala
  • Type: Fort
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. The period of... Read More »
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