Varkala is home to holy places. Sivagiri Mutt, the headquarters of the Sree Narayana Dharma Sanghamis one of the topmost attractions in Varkala. During his visit to Varkala, Guru had fallen in love with the beauty of Varkala. Later he set up a hermitage at the top of the hill and an octagonal-shaped temple, which is prominent among Varkala attractions. The Samadhi of Guru is situated near the hermitage and is known for its tranquility. The spiritual vibe and ambiance of the Sivagiri Mutt is soul-soothing and attracts vacationers from around the globe.