Varkala is a coastal town in the southern part of Kerala known for the unique 15m high ‘Northern Cliff’ adjacent to the Arabian Sea. It is popular for its hippie culture, shacks on the cliff serving great seafood and playing global music and the samadhi of Kerala’s saint Sree Narayana Guru. Varkala is also known for Jardana Swami Temple, also known as Dakshin Kashi.Varkala has some of the best pristine beaches, hills, lakes, forts, lighthouses, natural fisheries and springs – all of this together makes this town a little paradise. You will also find a lot of shops with signboards in Hebrew selling Yoga mats, oxidised silver jewellery and harem pants made of cotton. Ayurvedic spas, affordable resorts, hostels, clean beaches make it a must-visit city of Kerala.
Location: Trivandrum District, Varkala, Kerala.
Activities: Big honeymoon spot, sightseeing, sunbathing, parasailing, windsurfing, relaxation centre with Ayurvedic massages and treatment, snorkelling and Yoga, art and creative workshops, shopping.
Distance from city bus stand/railway station:3 km from the Varkala bus stand.