Varkala is all about sun rays, sea-waves, and sunset. A magically beautiful beach town, Varkala is perfect for a weekend getaway as she welcomes tourists with her towering cliffs and serene Papanasam beach.

The endless sightseeing opportunities of this city provide tourists ample reason to rest and relax. The most prominent attraction in Varkala is the cliff which is a natural formation of sandstones. These cliffs decorate the seashore making the beach spectacular and perfect for water sports like sunbathing, swimming, watersports, etc.

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Tours in Varkala

Amazing Kerala Tour Packages
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Kanyakumari Poovar Varkala Tour
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  • 7 Nights

Kanyakumari Poovar Varkala Tour


The charm of this place lies in its pristine beaches, eateries, ayurvedic spa, and pilgrim sites.  The delight of Varkala is its unspoiled natural beauty, peaceful ambiance, and spirituality. Perfect for a seashore vacation, this place is a hot spot for meditators, yoga practitioners, and pilgrims. The calm and quiet beaches are also a favorite spot for backpackers and honeymooners. Solitude seekers pick a weekend at Varkala to spend some time in the calmness of the sea. However, the activities and attractions in Varkala fit people irrespective of their age and interests.  Apart from the beaches, attractions in Varkala include pilgrim sites, lagoons, lakes, forts, and more.

The land of sandstone cliffs welcomes travelers to its natural beauty and spiritual charm. A weekend at Varkala unwinds the tensions and enriches the soul, something every vacationer looks for!  In fact, it is an ideal place to relax as the clean beaches of Varkala set the holiday mood right and perfect!  Take a look at the most attractive destinations in Varkala.

Best Time To Visit Varkala

Varkala is one of the most beautiful beach destinations in India. This city receives rain during the month of June to September; summer falls from March to May and the weather is extremely hot during this time period. Hence winter is the perfect time for a holiday in Varkala. The temperature during the winter season; December to February ranges from 12°C to 31°C. Hence, the perfect season to visit Varkala is during winter.

How To Reach Varkala

  • By Air: International travelers can choose a flight to Trivandrum. Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is an hour's drive from Varkala. The airport is connected to all the major cities and international destinations via Jet Airways, Indigo, Air India, Jet Lite, Kuwait Airways, Spice Jet, and Air India Express.
  • By Rail: Varkala Railway station is connected to all major railway stations including Delhi, Mumbai, Trivandrum, Coimbatore, Kochi, Mangalore, and Bangalore. Most trains have a halt at Varkala station and from there, tourists can hire cab/taxi/rickshaw/bus to the attractions including the beach, Sivagiri mutt, cliff, etc.
  • By Road: Varkala is connected with all prominent cities via National and State Highways. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and private buses connect Varkala with other districts and states.