Located at a distance of 54 km from Thiruvananthapuram, varkala Beach is also a popular beach destination. It is frequented by foreigners and provides one with a much needed break and escape from hectic city life which drains one of all energy. Varkala Beach is also known as 'papanashini' ,which roughly means that a dip in the holy waters of the beach cleanses one's bodily and soul of all sins. Other attractions near the beach include the Janardana Swamy Temple, which is a shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu and a staggering 2000 years old.
Alleppey Beach is one of the most well known and popular beaches among all the beaches in kerala. The primary attraction of this beach lies in the facilities that Vijaya Beach Park provides. One can also indulge in picnics and get togethers here, which are popular activities among the local population. The shoreline is stunning and will leave you asking for more.