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Varkala Beach / Papanasam Beach

Varakala or Papanasam beach captures heart of millions with its picturesque beauty. It is mesmerizing and exhilarating to watch the vast stretch of coastline, soothing sand and rocky cliffs. The silvery stretches of sands along the Arabian Sea offer a tranquil retreat of the beach lovers which inturn makes addictive for Varkala beach. The backdrop of rocky cliffs provides a perfect contrast to the lapping waves. Varkala is one of the prominent beaches in Kerala makes sure to have an uninterrupted leisure.

Varkala Images

Tourist Attractions

  • The picturesque beauty captures the heart of millions
  • Blue water beach and green bed of coconut trees other side
  • Sandy expanse graced with a wall of lush green vegetation
  • Resorts to offer exotic cottages, delicious cuisines and stay close to the beach
  • Backdrop of rocky cliffs provides a perfect contrast to the lapping waves
  • Good place to take a swim in the saline water
  • Ideal place for sunbath in the tropic

Address of Varkala Beach

Varkala beach is located in Varkala Taluk, Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala state, India - 695141.

How to Reach

  • Nearest Town: Varkala
  • Distance From: Thiruvanthapuram - 48 km, Kollam - 35 km, Kanyakumari - 140 km
  • Nearest Airport: Thiruvanthapuram
  • Nearest Bus Station Varakala
  • Nearest Railway Station: Varkala
  • Transport: Varkala is near to Thiruvananthapura (Trivandrum) city and well connected by road, rail and airways.

Where to Stay

As the beach has numerable hotels, resorts, budget hotels and inns, you can make a choice according to your budget and gauge upon the cuisine of your preference as the hotels offer several cuisine options.

Where to Eat

All most all hotels serve delicious local and continental cuisines.


The beach market offers variety of decorative items useful for gifts.

Best Season & Time to Visit

Anytime. A bit crowded in summer.

Visiting Places Near Varkala Beach