Janardhanaswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is one of the prominent Varkala attractions. The temple is famous for the Arattu festival celebrated every year. The temple was built 2000 years ago and from the 12th century, the temple has been considered as a Hindu pilgrimage site. The temple is built on the hilltop and has an aura that refreshes the mind and soul. The temple is listed as one of the top-most attractions in Varkala.