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Varkala Beach

Papanasam Beach, | North Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Varkala
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Mumbai
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Having heard a lot of the Varkala beach, I went to the beach in September and was a bit disappointed with the experience. You can spot tourists enjoying the waters through a lot of sporting activities, the locals also offer their prayers and pujas here, creating a kind of unique blend of activities. The stretch is not a very long... More

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New Delhi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We were there in October first week. The beach that we had heard so much about was not there. We were told the the sea will recede and go back only next month and the beach would be seen, but for now there was hardly a beach! That was very disappointing. However the cliff had beautiful view of the sea,... More

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Trivandrum
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Varkala which is a small green town at a distance of nearly 50 km from Trivandrum. Varkala beach here is not just a tourist location availing facilities to sunbath, boat riding, swimming, adventure sports and ayurvedic treatments. The place is mainly famous as a religious place for the Hindu community. Janardhana Swami Temple, Sivagiri Math, Sarkara Devi Temple are near... More

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Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

clear water, serene surrounding , best view and accommodation on cliff. many budget stay available; we stayed at bamboo village was a very good stay and good view from this hotel. also see kappil lake in varkala, worth visiting by renting bike that the hotel person arranged for us,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Varkala is a strip along the top of a cliff packed with shops, restaurants, massage therapists and Yoga Houses. It has a real hippy vibe and it offers tremendous value for money. The fresh fish is amazing and I consistently paid around £15 UK for a slab of fresh snapper or giant prawns plus a curry, rice, veggie dish and... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

awesome place with good surf schools, white and black sand, clean water entrance, many fish boats at the horizon

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Dislike-Such a long walk to the beach. Like's- This is as good as Goa. This could be the alternative if you feel Goa is sinful.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is the best beach in Kerala. This beach is very calm as less people visit it, mostly you will find foreigners here. There is a cliff just on the beach and the view from the cliff is amazing. There are shops on the cliff where you can take a walk. We had an excellent time here and spent almost... More

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Halle Westfalen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We, a little family, travelled three weeks through Kerala. We were staying in different accommodations, even in luxury. Ten days in Varkala, staying in B&B Arabian Soul, we all loved best. Brygida created an authentic place and knows the individual preferences of her guests exactly. She and her lovely staff had given us a feeling of staying home away from... More

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Surat, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

There are beaches and then there is this.....This is a place you shouldnt miss..it aint another beach in the vast coastline that India has to offer....immersing oneself in the calmness of the place proves the name Papanasam to be truly befitting...The moment you reach the cliff overlooking the beach and in that first glimpse imbibe the vastness of the sea... More

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