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Varkala Beach

Papanasam Beach, | North Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Varkala
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors

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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

You would see a lot of fishermen in the morning. In the night the waters are quite rough which make the sea facing shacks a great place to be in

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

varkala beach is a great and unique beach...u dont find a cliff beach in the otherwise flat kerala coast.the view of the sea from the coconut groves and the cliff is breathtaking and ethereal .....after having been used to the crowd and clutter of the beaches in trivandrum city this beach was a pleasant surprise for me...the crowd is negligible... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

well i had no idea where i was heading, until i saw the beach. It was an awesome experience and there was a cliff overseeing the beach, which looks majestic. The place and the beach is very clear and the waters are shallow. For a change 90% of the people who hang here are foreigners and remaining are Indians. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Great Beach , good sand and the beach is really clean and so is the water ! And is patrolled , wow ? You aren't hassled by people selling stuff and allow big groups to wander down to the cliff end ! Very safe feeling here

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Panaji, India
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

its a good walk down a cliff to het to the beach there are no sunbeds or maybe just a handful and are charged at 500 ruppes a bed

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Broome, Australia
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Great place not to be missed on the Keralan itinerary. Everything a tourist could want from negotiable massages, rooms, food and souvenirs on a splendid cliff top.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Varkala is one of the best beaches I have ever seen. It is simply beautiful. The waters are clear. Beach is safe. You can walk inside for a good distance. Varkala has a cliff lined up with restaurants. And they provide good variety food at affordable prices. There are also ample decent places to stay at good rates. It is... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I have visited this place with my friends last month. Not a very beautiful beach when compared to Kovalam. For Shopping and dining, you may find a few options there. It was not crowded also, may be because of the showering on the day. If you are visiting the Cliff, there are some restaurants which offers free WiFi connectivity, that... More 

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

My first reaction seeing this beach is wonderful while watching the setting of sun in 180 degree view in the sea. Amazing experience watching the sea from cliff. In my 9-10yrs of travelling experience in Indian beaches this one is best beach till now. The best part is the restaurants and good dining choices of seafood(which will be displayed and... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

If you are in Kerala and looking for a really clean sandy beach , don't hesitate, this is the right place to be. If you are a foreigner, you will have a special area dedicated . A lot of people have different opinion about this beach, but even though its a small beach i have felt that this is the... More 

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