water sports, serene places, salubrious environment, beautiful beaches, Varkala has it all.

Things to do in Varkala

Make a trip to Varkala for a surreal experience. Be it water sports, serene places, a salubrious environment, beautiful beaches, Varkala has it all. Enjoy water sports at Varkala beach. Indulge in activities here like- para-sailing and paragliding. The Varkala beach is just 10kms away from the beautiful Varkala village. The other name of this beach is Papanasam beach. It is believed that the water of Varkala beach has medicinal and curative properties. A dip in the holy water is said to cleanse the body of impurities and all the sins. Thus it got its name Papanasam.

The other stunning beach is the Edava beach where the sea and backwaters run parallel divided by a more than 1 km straight road. It is one of the unspoiled beaches to explore. Head towards another beach- Thiruvambadi beach that is lying just 1km off Thiruvamdabi road. The black sand beach adjacent to the North cliff is a superb picnic spot amidst lush coconut groves to relax.

Visit the Anjengo Fort that is located at a distance of about 12kms off Varkala at Anjengo and was constructed in the 17th century. One can also visit the Muthalapuzhi lake that is located very close to the Fort. At present, the fort is being protected by the National Heritage monuments.

Visit the Sivagiri Mutt that is one of the popular ashrams of Shri Narayana Guru, Sivagiri Mutt. In August the ashram celebrates Guru Deva Jayanti and Gurudeva samadhi in September every year. Head towards the Janardhanaswamy Temple located 25kms to the North of Thiruvananthapuram. This beautiful temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu. The festival Arattu is celebrated here with great enthusiasm every year.

Another famous temple is the Vishnu temple that is an ancient temple that is around 2000 years. It is situated very close to the Varkala beach in Thiruvananthapuram. This fabulous temple is devoted to Janardan Swami who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Visit another famous temple that is Sarkara Devi Temple, devoted to Goddess Bhadrakali. It is famous for the Kaliyoot festival that is celebrated every year in March and Meenabharani festival that is held during Attavishesham.

Grab a chance to visit the Kappil Lake is a gorgeous lake famed for a picnic spot. The lake is surrounded by dense coconut trees. Enjoy pedal boating here in this lake. The boats can be hired from the boat club that is located near the water body. Head towards the Varkala Aquarium that holds a decent collection of fish- Karimeen, Eelas. This aquarium also has a 3D theatre where one can get an insight into the species of fish using 3D technology. It is indeed a must-visit place in Varkala. Visit the Varkala tunnel that is an old tunnel that was constructed in the year 1867 by Sir T. Madhava Rao who was the also the Dewan of Travancore during that time. This historic inland waterway is the best example of the Colonial Era architecture in the region.

Head towards the Saint Sebastian’s Pilgrim Church Moongode. It is situated on the banks of the backwaters of Varkala is a prominent pilgrim centre for Christians. It was constructed by the Portuguese Missionaries and is known for the Feast procession of saint Sebastian that is held every year in February.

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