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Address: Papanasam Beach, | North Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
Phone Number: 9946042340
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Finest beach of Kerala

I visited Varkala in the month of Feburary. It was last on my Kerala visit list and definitely I saved the best for the last. I spent some amazing lazy hours sun bathing. White... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Shimla, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Total change of atmosphere. Disappointing overall. a lot of pressure when passing shops. Many shops selling poor quality items - but not all. I felt less secure there than two years ago.

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Shimla, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I visited Varkala in the month of Feburary. It was last on my Kerala visit list and definitely I saved the best for the last. I spent some amazing lazy hours sun bathing. White sand with greenery all around was an exotic experience. After my visit from Kovalam Varkala was a breath of fresh air. This place does not offer... More 

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Mavelikara, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

No Beach at present where you can lie down for sunbath but Clean Entertainment at the Restaurant and Resorts. The Cliff is Beautiful for the adventurous. The Sea was roaring with the Waves. It was Greenery all Round . The experience right from the train journey passes many Lakes. It is a Magnificence of Natural Beauty and wonders of Nature... More 

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Anjar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Clean beach. We chose Varkala in stead of Kovalam and we were right. Cool breeze and good facilities. Have nice hotels. Does not have too many adventure sport, etc. but provides nice views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Visited Varkala in August, just after the monsoons. Not too crowded, not quaint either. Shacks were being prepared for upcoming peak season. Getting into shallow waters is fun here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Visiting here during the tail end of monsoon. The beach is well worth a visit and is very enjoyable, accept for one thing. Swimming is banned!!!!!!! Be prepared to be harassed by beach guards wanting you out of the water regardless of whether you swim or surf, or try to ignore them and their incessant whistling and gesturing. Damn annoying.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

It seems August is a good time here a few nice monsoon showers, very few tourists, enough food places open for great meals and easy to find good cheap accomodation. Stiries about the high season crush and crazyness sound terrible. We have time to relax and chat with the early set up workers stroll the cliff top with minimal stall... More 

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Kollam, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This beach is famous and sacred for many reasons but in recent times has found great popularity among international tourists.A shallow beach that extends inward during low tide,is fit for swimming although at times there are restrictions. Hotels along the beach front suit tourist on a middle road budget. There are several ayurvedic clinics located around the beach area but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The best place for holidays on Varkalast beach ls SamsaraHarmony:perfect condition for accomodationand to get pleasure

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Definitely work a visit! Lovely warm water and relaxed atmosphere. So close to restaurants also. We rented umbrellas from the guys on the beach who were friendly and helpful. Greta place to tan if you want!

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