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Attractions to explore near Varkala Beach

Varkala Beach
Varkala BeachVarkala Beach, Kerala


Also known as Papanasham Beach by its historical beliefs.Only place in Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea

Nearby Attractions

Kappil Beach Thiruvananthapuram
Kappil Beach Thiruvananthapuram6.04 KMs away from Varkala Beach

Clean beach and a long road sandwiched between the beach on one side and backwaters in another. The waves are a bit harsh here.

Kollam Beach
Kollam Beach20.01 KMs away from Varkala Beach

A beach in southern Kerala, surrounded by unique attractions.

Tangasseri Lighthouse
Tangasseri Lighthouse22.09 KMs away from Varkala Beach

It is one of the two lighthouses in the Kollam Metropolitan area

Jatayupara23.15 KMs away from Varkala Beach

A giant rock cladded in legends, and an incredible opportunity for adventures.

Kottukal Cave Temple
Kottukal Cave Temple28.03 KMs away from Varkala Beach

The 8th century cave temple carved out of a large boulder.

Kudukkathupara35.00 KMs away from Varkala Beach

Kudukkathupara is situated at a height of 850 meters above sea level. It consists of three large rocks out of which you can climb the first two rocks. The tops of the last rock, which is also the tallest is inaccessible. About four districts of Kerala and some parts of the neighbouring Tamil Nadu state can be viewed from the top of the second rock.

Shangumugham Beach
Shangumugham Beach36.66 KMs away from Varkala Beach

A place away from the city crowd which has many historical importance. White sand, serene atmosphere , street foods and all.

Thiruvananthapuram Zoo
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo37.37 KMs away from Varkala Beach

One of the oldest zoo in India, home to a large number of wild animals.

Napier Museum
Napier Museum37.45 KMs away from Varkala Beach

An architecturally impressive museum building, housing many exhibits from 8th to 18th century.

Connemara Market Palayam
Connemara Market Palayam37.56 KMs away from Varkala Beach

An old market that sells all household items- a backbone for the netizens and a colourful place for the visitors.

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple38.58 KMs away from Varkala Beach

The ancient temple with its billions of dollars of wealth, impeccable architecture and legends.

Kuthiramalika Palace
Kuthiramalika Palace38.75 KMs away from Varkala Beach

The former residence of Travancore King Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma. Known for its architecture and its museum storing unique exhibits

Sasthampara45.32 KMs away from Varkala Beach

Offbeat hillock destination, trekking,city view etc.

Ponmudi Hill Station
Ponmudi Hill Station45.42 KMs away from Varkala Beach

The golden peaks of Ponmudi with its year-round cool climate and amazing scenery.

Thenmala Dam
Thenmala Dam47.06 KMs away from Varkala Beach

Thenmala Dam, located in Kollam district of Kerala is the second largest irrigation project in the state of Kerala. The water from the dam is used for irrigation and for power generation. It has the longest reservoir of the state.

Meenmutty Waterfalls- Thiruvananthapuram
Meenmutty Waterfalls- Thiruvananthapuram48.66 KMs away from Varkala Beach

The 30 meters tall waterfall accessed by a hike through dense tropical forest.

Kovalam Beach
Kovalam Beach48.85 KMs away from Varkala Beach

One of the most beautiful beach of Kerala, surrounded by shops, lighthouse and rocky capes.

Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary
Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary49.27 KMs away from Varkala Beach

A dam-site with its beautiful tiny islands and a sanctuary with thick forest covers

Oachira Parabrahma Temple
Oachira Parabrahma Temple49.27 KMs away from Varkala Beach

An ancient temple and a Hindu pilgrimage site. The temple is home to Oachirakkali- a famous ritual performed here during June wherein traditional martial arts experts conduct mock-fighting in muddy water. The temple also hosts the festival of cattle, 28 days after Onam- the harvest festival of Kerala. The festival of cattle consists of gigantic idols of bull made of cloth & hay which are then pulled on giant wheels to the Oachira Temple from the sites where they are made.

Pathimoonnu Kannara Bridge
Pathimoonnu Kannara Bridge49.80 KMs away from Varkala Beach

The 13 Kannara bridge or 13 Arch Bridge (Pathimoonu Kannara Bridge) is a 108-year-old bridge from the British era consisting of 13 arches. It is a major landmark on the Kollam-Sengottai railway line. The bridge connects two hillocks and stands on thirteen granite pillars each almost a hundred feet tall. The bridge is sandwiched by the Kollam-Thirumangalam National Highway on one side and the River Kazhuthurutti on the other. It is 102.72 meters (337.0 ft) long and 5.18 meters (17.0 ft) tall.