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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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  • Type: Beach
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Varkala Beach, Varkala
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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 »
"Amazing Beach"1 month ago "Best beach in Kerala"3 months ago
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Papasnanam Beach, Varkala
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  • Type: Lake
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Kappil Lake, Varkala
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Kappil Lake, one of the prime attractions of Varkala, is located at a distance of around eight kilometres north of Varkala. Dotted with dense coconut groves, the lake presents a view of the backwater that merges with the Arabian Sea. There is a bridge over the lake which... Read More »
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Janardanaswami Temple, Varkala
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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 »
"A peaceful place"Aug 12, 2015 "Best to visit in evening"Jul 23, 2014
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  • Type: Temple
Vishnu Temple, Varkala
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"Oldest temple, with pond"Aug 23, 2014

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