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Varkala Tour Package Get Free Travel Plan from Experts before you plan your trip to varkala. we will provide details on things to do hotels vacation rental and all details for you to have a trip to varkala Get Discount Tour Itinerary to varkala. Varkala is a town in the Indian state of Kerala, about 50km north of Trivandrum and is home of the popular Papanasam Beach. Also, the Samadhi of Kerala’s saint Sree Narayana Guru is situated in this town and hence has become a place of pilgrimage. The town of Varkala is about 5km inland, centered around the train station, The resort area lies along two cliffs, north and south, overlooking the beach areas. The main Papanasam beach is between these, while less crowded Black Beach is to the north. This entire area is easily accessible by walking the fine sidewalk along the cliff edges.

What to See in Varkala

  • Shree Janardhana Swamy temple. It is 2000 years old. Varkala has been a Hindu pilgrimage site since the 12th Century. The Janardhana Temple was built during this period and many Hindu’s still visit Varkala to this day, for this very reason. The Varkala sands has become an ideal spot for confluence of cultures exotic and alien. Varkala also houses a leading pilgrim centre in Kerala. The temple, dedicated to Vishnu and Hanuman, atop the hill has brought a sobriquet for the region, Southern Kasi (Benares). Non-Hindus are not permitted to enter the inner sanctum but can hang around the temple.
  • Sivagiri. Sree Narayana Guru (1855-1928), saint, social reformer, philosopher and leader of Ezhava community, made Varkala his headquarters. Sivagiri mutt, instituted by Sree Narayana Guru, is another major pilgrim centre here.
The ‘Sivagiri Pilgrimage’ is usually conducted between 30th December and 1st January every year. The Sivagiri Mutt – a religious retreat was founded by Sree Narayana Guru (1856 – 1928) the renowned philosopher and social reformer of modern Kerala. Even decades after the Guru breathed his last here in 1928, his Samadhi (resting place) continues to be thronged by thousands of pilgrims. The Sivagiri Mutt is also the headquarters of the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Sangham, a religious organization established by the Guru to propagate his concept of ‘One Caste, One Religion, One God’
  • Nature Care Centre. Papanasam.
  • East West University of Brahmavidya. Established by Guru Nitya Chaitanya Yati, Disciple of Nataraja Guru.
  • Narayana Gurukula. Established by Nataraja Guru.
  • Varkala Tunnel. Built by the British in 1880.
  • Fishing Hamlets of Anjengo and its British Fort.
  • Coir Processing Centres. In the Backwaters of Akathumuri, Kadakkavur.
  • Edava Beach . Beautiful and serene beaches where you can bask in the sun and salubrious climate. In fact Edava beaches are yet to be explored by the tourists. If you go further towards Kappil you will find blue lagoon, where sea and backwaters running parallel divided by a more-than-one km of straight road. There is also an estuary that connect the sea with the backwaters here.

What to Do at Varkala

  • Play Cricket,Vollyball or Football on the black beach most days from 4pm. See who’s about and ask for a game. Watch out for the Indian Bureaucracy! But it is also said, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do.”
  • Daily Evening shows of the traditional Temple Dance Drama of Kerala – KATHAKALI. ( north Cliff near Clafouti and Thanal Beach Resort in the Varkala Culture Centre) Entrance fee 250 INR which includes the Make-up from 5pm – 6:45 and the show from 6:45 – 8:15pm
  • Get an ayurvedic massage at the numerous ayurvedic spas.
  • Yoga. Varkala has a few quality yoga places, which sometimes also offer rooms for rent and include the classes in the price.

Things To Do & Attractions In varkala

  • Anjengo Fort
  • Janardhanaswamy Temple
  • Kaduvayil Thangal Dargah
  • Kappil Lake
  • Papanasam Beach
  • Ponnumthuruth (Golden Island)
  • Sivagiri Mutt
  • Varkala Beach
  • Varkala Tunnel
  • Vettekkada Beach
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