Varkala Beach

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Rated 4.3 / 5 - based on 100 reviews
Attractions : Beach, Cliff view point, Vishnu Temple, Mineral springs
Season : January to December
Weather : Summer (23 to 37°C), Winter (15 to 27°C)


Varkala beach popularly known as Papanasham beach. Papanasham literally means cleansing of sins committed. It is believed that a dip here cleans one of all sins. The beach is divided into two sections. The northern section is a tourist hub. The southern section is in the vicinity of the 2000 year old Sree Janardhana Swami Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Varkala beach tourist attractions

Varkala beach and mineral springs

The beach is a beautiful place to spend some time. The shallow beach is ideal for swimming. Parasailing, wind surfing and scuba diving are available for water sport enthusiasts. Mineral water springs show up in the beach which is believed to have medicinal properties.

Sree Janardhana Swami temple

This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located on the southern side of the beach. It is quite popular among Hindu pilgrims.

Things to do in Varkala beach

  • Enjoy the beach and indulge in any of the water sport activities.
  • Visit the Sree Janardhana Swami temple.

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Travel Guide

How to reach Varkala Beach

Nearest Bus station

Varkala town is the nearest bus station.

Nearest Railway station

Varkala Station is the nearest Railway station. It is 3 km away from Varkala beach.

Nearest Airport

Trivandrum Internation Airport is the nearest airport. It is 49 km away.

How to reach Varkala Beach from Bangalore


There are buses from Bangalore to Thiruvananthapuram. From Thirivananthapuram, Varkala beach is 43 km away.


There are trains available from Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram.

Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram trains

Kanyakumari Express(Train number 16526) - This train is available from Bengaluru everyday.

Trivandrum Express (Train number 16331) - This train is available on Tuesdays.

Car / Taxi

Bengaluru to Varkala beach distance is approximately 682 km via National Highway 7.

How to reach Varkala Beach from Mysore


There are buses available from Mysore to Thiruvananthapuram. It is approximately a 13 hour journey. From Thiruvananthapuram, Varkala beach is just 43 km away.

Car/ Taxi

Mysore to Varkala beach distance is approximatey 499 km via National Highway 212 and Salem Kochi Kanyakumari Highway.


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