Varkala Tourism & Travel Guide

Why you should chuck Goa for Varkala this time

You might be a regular at Britto’s, but next time you want a beach holiday, head to Varkala. You ...

Roshni MS
5 Days
Vagabonding in Varkala

Featuring panoramic views of the Arabian Sea, Varkala displays the purest form of a natural beach...

Uday Manivannan
Varkala Tales: Sunset chornicles

Varkala Tales is my new travel series based on my latest travel to Varkala in Kerala. This series...

Varkala: The beach by the Cliff

If you're fed up with the crowds and prices at Kovalam, and you are looking for beaches option a...

1 Day
Varkala: Vivacious yet serene, a piece of Postcard from Malabar Coast.

Varkala is a small town on the beautiful Malabar coast around 90 minutes' drive from Trivandrum. ...

Arpita Bose Sinha
Cliff Story-Varkala

Varkala is a sleepy beach town, located about an hour from Thiruvananthapuram, It’s where coconut...

Spoorthi Kedambadi

Varkala Beach
Papanasam Beach,, North Cliff, Varkala 695141
Shalimar Weaves
150L, Akhil Beach Resort, Kurakanni Cliff, Varkala 695141

Eravikulam National Park
Best time to visit - April,May,June,September,October,November
This national park is the breathtaking home of a plethora of precious flora and fauna, and lies along the Western Ghats....
Best time to visit - May,June,September,October,November
This renowned hill station once housed the Madras Presidency during the British Rule and possesses many remnants in the ...
Best time to visit - January,February,March,September,October,November,December
A major city and commercial hub in Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore offers not much in terms of touristic attractions unless you'r...
Best time to visit - April,May,June,August,September
Translating to 'the gift of the forest' in the native language of Tamil Nadu and originally home to the Palaiyar tribal ...
Best time to visit - January,February,October,November,December
Thrissur, the land of temples, is one of the most visited cities in Kerala. The waterfalls and the scenic temples here o...
Best time to visit - February,March,April,May,August,September,October,December
Kerala’s Idukki district is home to the beautiful hill-station of Munnar. An erstwhile summer resort to the British, the...

About Varkala

Next morning I had been planning to change the course of my journey. It was pretty hot and I felt that some hilly place would be better, but the lack of good connectivity and distance discouraged me to move to any such place. Meanwhile, Raul, my Chilean roommate with whom I had some interesting conversation about South American culture and the popularity of Slumdog Millionaire there, was leaving for Mumbai. Hence, I too decided to move after the breakfast. It felt bad leaving Varkala because it was a pretty happening place with aesthetic beauty and an active beach culture. Anyway, I had to. I paid the oblivious, movie junkie owner for the extra day I stayed, got to the Railway Station and found a non-functional ATM. I bought some Tapioca chips at the Railway Station along with a sleeper ticket to Kanniyakumari for 120 bucks. Ernakulam-Kanniyakumari Express was pretty slow, unlike the other trains I had taken so far, as it was continuously giving passes to other trains. However, I had an empty coach post Trivandrum, and I slept peacefully. The Nagercoil-Knniyakumari patch had brilliant landscape with rugged mountains against the foreground of golden paddy fields and ponds filled with lotuses. Finally, I arrived at Kanniyakumari by 5 pm.

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