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Varkala Beach

Papanasam Beach, | North Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Varkala
Type: Beaches
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Kalyan, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Must visit spot. Excellent food. Excellent people, Good foreigner crowd. nice massage. Excellent relaxation destination.

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW via mobile

Varkala is a beach cliff and a beautiful place to stay. For adventure seekers this is not the place. There are no activities or water sports.There are just a series of hotels and sea facing restaurants....The place is just awesome to relax and enjoy the nature

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Kota, Rajasthan, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

When God made the earth, he also made Varkala Beach to rest and recoup for himself. If you are looking for a golden sand beach, sparsely populated, with no muck and a fab night life, Varkala is the place to be. It caters for all type of tourists ranging from backpackers to 5 star luxury ones. TAJ Varkala of ITC... More

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Somerville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Wide, clean beach offering something for everyone. Spectacular sunset views from the cliffs or the beach.

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Mysore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I had really good time here in varkala beach.. Perfect place to spent good time with Ur loved ones. beach is very neat n clean, children would live this place. Avoid visiting this beach during monsoon.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I visited this beach in November 2013, its clean and not very crowded. just make sure you don't venture too much into the sea because at some places the depth is uneven but otherwise you can enjoy the beauty of this place. There were two life guards present on the beach to caution and help everyone. We visited here in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Visited this beach during 2009 summer. Scenic beauty of this beach will surprise you. As others have mentioned.. this beach is definitely way better than Kovalam, less crowded...

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Varkala beach, also known as PAPANASAM beach is a must visit for anyone who loves to experience the raw power and unblemished beauty of nature. Best feature of this beach is that the sand does not drop where the surf hits the beach... you can walk into the sea for a kilometer as the sand is absolutely flat and safe.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I have been to Varkala beach twice and rate it as one of the best beaches in India. Varkala beach is not as much crowded as the Kovalam beach. The string of cafés on the cliff alongside serve good sea food and cheap alcohol. Also, there are quite a few shopping options. Recommended to anyone looking for peaceful short/long stay... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Varkala is endowed with natural scenic beauty and its most striking, compelling and unique feature of Varkala is the cliff adjoining the beach. The formation of the cliff is unique and is in the shape of a 180 degree diameter to a circle.Pedestrian pathway, lounges, hotel, and shops dot the circumference of the cliff. The pathway and restaurants adjoining the... More

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