Varkala Vacations

Varkala is set in a popular part of Kerala, an area with beaches, coastal plains and forests.

From Varkala, the major city of Cochin is approximately 90 miles (145 kilometers) to the north.

Make the most of Varkala's offerings. Visit Janardanaswamy Temple and Varkala Beach.

From big-ticket tourist hotspots to lesser known gems, the area around Varkala is brimming with fabulous attractions. If you can, leave time to drop in on Varkala, which is roughly 1 mile (1. 6 kilometers) away from Varkala. In Varkala, you can enjoy the Janardanaswamy Temple and Varkala Beach. Another choice is to head to Kollam. It is 13 miles (21 kilometers) from Varkala and is home to the Kollam Beach and Tangasseri Lighthouse.

While you are on vacation in Varkala, why not spend a few hours exploring Thiruvananthapuram. Approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southeast, this regional city is home to Hawah Beach, Thiruvananthapuram Zoo and Kovalam Beach. Thiruvananthapuram has lots to offer those happy to hang around a little longer. Padmanabhapuram Palace, Lighthouse Beach and Padmanabhaswami Temple are just a couple of the other places sure to delight.

The area around Varkala is home to some beautiful monasteries, guaranteed to impress both atheists and the faithful. If you're on the lookout for activities that won't wreak havoc on the budget, set aside some time to explore Kerala's many outdoor popular open-air markets and gardens.

When the sun is shining, take the time to explore Kerala's trademark waterways. Canoeing and water skiing are both most popular ways to get wet here. Head outside and make the most of the local adventure options in the area around Varkala. Have a go at mountain biking or give mountain climbing a try.

When it's time to say farewell to Varkala, head to the nearest major airport situated in Thiruvananthapuram, 25 miles (40 kilometers) away.


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