Varkala is a haven for every beach lover. The breeze in Varkala has so much to offer that you would never go indoors. Varkala beach offers locals and visitors a unique shore experience. Getting out on foot is the best way to get a real feel for Varkala allowing you to discover much of what makes it so special. Walk down the cliff side to the beach to enjoy breathtaking view of the coconut canopies huddling villages and homes together around the cliffs, illustrating the ultimate in privacy and spectacular views. You can also try your luck fishing along the rocky shore or collect hidden treasures like sea shells, rocks or glasses of beautiful colors and shapes on the shore. Or turn around and simply get mesmerized by the beautiful sea waves, the passing boats and basking swimmers.
Enjoy cliff walks along the coast and take in the nature of the unique Varkala cliffs or observe the numerous water sports, spas or tide pools dotting its sides, brimming with crabs or starfish. Varkala is the only place in southern Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea and forms a natural playground waiting to be explored. The cliffs have interesting geological formation as against Kerala’s otherwise flat coastline. The cliffs are lined with hedge rows and in any given day, you will feel chargeds after a day out in Varkala outdoors. The enclosed back water lake is silent, where tranquility meets natural beauty. The ever changing bays guard secret coves and rock pools where private harbours are hidden in the sleepy corners of the cliff. To make sure there is something to suit your moods and budget, spending a day at Varkala, one of the best destinations for beach tourism in India is recommended.
You can actually put yourself in the shoes of ancient cultures at Varkala as it is also famous for the 2,000-year old Sree Janardhana Swami Temple which gives a greater insight into the various cultures and traditions of Varkala. Other near by attractions that may be planned are visits to Sivagiri Mutt, The Cliff, Papanasam Beach, Kappil Beach or Elephant Village Tour. Also worth a visit are the fishing villages of Anjengo, and the East West University of Brahmavidya.