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Varkala Tour Packages

The quaint little township of Varkala entices you with its numerous attractions to come and explore the pristine palm-lined beaches, unusual land formations and steep cliffs. Located 55 km to the north of Thiruvananthapuram  the state capital of Kerala, Varkala is also revered as an important religious destination for Hindus. Varkala Tour Packages allow you to enjoy a relaxing holiday, away from the crowds and bustle of some of the busier beaches in Kerala.

Explore the tranquil sands of the beaches of Varkala with Varkala Tour Packages and indulge in various beach activities like sunbathing, swimming, beach volleyball, surfing, sailing, parasailing or scuba diving. Today, there is a constant stream of tourists visiting Varkala because of the spillover resulting from the over-saturation of Kovalam - a picture perfect tropical beach located nearby.

Prominent among the attractions of Varkala is the Papanasam Beach  named so because of the popular belief that a dip in the holy waters of this beach will wash away all your sins, thereby purifying your body and soul. The beach is known for its white, silvery sands, mineral springs and rocky cliffs and is also revered as a major pilgrim destination for Hindus.

Varkala is also referred as 'Southern Kashi' and the Varkala Tour Packages will introduce you to the magnificent Janardana Swamy Temple - a 2000 year old temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

The natural springs emerging from high cliffs are among the other attractions of Varkala. Rich in mineral waters and believed to possess medicinal properties, these springs draw several tourists to this serene beach resort.

Varkala Tour Packeges can also let you indulge in some rejuvenating treatments and Ayurvedic massages on offer at the numerous Ayurveda centers in Varkala.


Best Varkala Holiday Packages

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Coast to Mountain Tour

13 N / 14 D

Mumbai - Trivandrum - Kovalam - Cape Comorin - Kovalam - Varkala - Kumarakom - Thekkady - Munnar - Cochin

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  • Excursion to UNESCO Site Elephanta caves
  • Beach pleasures at Mumbai
  • Relax on golden shores of Kovalam
  • Day trip to Cape Comorin
  • Visit holy beach town of Varkala
  • Luxury day-cruise in Kumarakom
  • Indulge in water sports
  • Pay a visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  • Spot wildlife at Periyar Tiger Reserve
  • Enjoy boat ride on Periyar Lake
  • Explore tea plantations in Munnar
  • Wildlife safari at the Eravikulam National Park
  • Attend Kathakali performance
  • Sightseeing in Cochin

Majestic Kerala Tour with Mumbai

15 N / 16 D

Mumbai – Mangalore – Bekal – Wayanad – Kozhikode(Calicut) – Cochin – Thekkady – Kumarakom– Quilon – Varkala - Kovalam

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  • Guided tours to Mumbai
  • Enjoy fun beach activities
  • Explore Bekal Fort
  • Visit Pookot lake (boating)
  • Hike to Lakkidi
  • Spot wildlife at the Wayanad sanctuary
  • Trace history at Kappad
  • Guided tours to Kochi
  • Boat ride on the Periyar Lake
  • Houseboat ride on Kumarakom backwaters
  • Sightseeing in Kollam
  • Indulge in beach activities at Kovalam

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FAQ of Varkala

Q: Where is Varkala beach situated?

Ans: Varkala Beach is situated 39 km north from Trivandrum and 28 km south from Kollam.

Q: Why anyone should visit Varkala?

Ans: Varkala is definitely worth a visit if you are looking for a calm & quiet beaches to chill-out.

Q: What are the main attractions for Varkala apart from beach : anyone should visit Varkala?

Ans: Although Varkalais popular for its beach still you can visit the following main places :

  • Varkala Cliff.
  • Janardhana Swami Temple.
  • Varkala Light House
  • Kappil Lake
Q: Is there any airport in Varkala?

Ans: Varkala is a small city in Kerala & there no as such airport.

Q: Can you let us know which the nearest airport from Varkala is?

Ans: Trivandrum international airport (TRV) is the nearest airport from Varkala which is around 41kms. which will take 1.5 hrs. drive approx.

Q: Is there any other airport by which anyone can reach Varkala apart from Trivandrum?

Ans: Yes, Cochin International Airport (COK) which is around 200 kms from Varkala & will take 5.5 hrs. drive approx.

Apart from COK & TRV there are 02 more airports in Kerala:

  • Calicut International Airport (IXP) – 8.5 hrs. drive approx. from Varkala
  • Kannur International Airport (IXP) – 11 hrs. drive approx. from Varkala
Q: What is the name of Varkala railway station?

Ans: Varkala Sivagiri railway station (VAK) is the name of Varkala railway station.

Q: Other railway stations which are nearby Varkala?

Ans: Yes, there some which are as below:

  • Ernakulam Junction railway station (ERS)
  • Alappuzha railway station (ALLP)
  • Kottayam railway station (KTYM)
  • Trivandrum Central Railway station (TVC)
Q: Varkala comes in which district?

Ans: Trivandrum.

Q: Which is the nearest city to Varkala?

Ans: Kollam is the nearest city to Varkala which is far around 28 kms and Trivandrum which is around 39 km.

Q: How big is Varkala city is?

Ans: In terms of land area Varkala has 14.87 km square & it has the population of around forty thousand.

Q: Which city among Kovalam & Varkala has less populated beaches?

Ans: Varkala has less populated beaches.

Q: What are the suggested tours to visit Varkala?

Ans: There are different famous tours to visit Varkala which can be clubbed-up with other cities:

Q: Best time to visit Varkala?

Ans: Although you can travel to Varkala anytime in a year but yes travel between October to March is a good time to travel any part of Varkalaas the weather generally remain cool during these months.