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Address: Papanasam Beach, | North Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
Phone Number: 9946042340
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Interesting beach with a strong current

The beach is really in two separate sections, there is one area for the blessing and remembrance ceremonies which are performed every day from dawn to dusk, and the beach at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The beach is really in two separate sections, there is one area for the blessing and remembrance ceremonies which are performed every day from dawn to dusk, and the beach at the base of north cliff which is used for swimming and the usual beach activities. Please be carefull as there is a strong current at times, which can lead... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Words can't express how wonderful my time was at Shiva Gardens. I arrived intending to stay for 3 days at the beginning of March 2015 and stayed for 7 weeks! The place has a beautiful atmosphere, the hosts and staff are amazing and made me feel at home, looked after me when I was ill and always had a big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

When a destination has been listed in one of the best beaches of India, there is nothing more to say about the place. The beach is very clean and the sand just does not stick on your feet due to less pollution. Apart from this, the view that this beach offers which is located at the foot of the cliff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Nice beach with cliffs,neat and clear beach...Less crowd and privacy.We can hire surfing bord they charge 200rs for an hour...we can watch fisher man fishing on their nets.Finally its a peace full place

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

this was like a 20 minutes walk from our hotel that the only place we can explore in sea with the secuity of gaurd

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Very good Place,i never thought that the beach have that much of beauty. Not heavily crowded. Full of foreigners, Colors of water is so good & crystal clear. It is almost Goa, but water is much better than Goa.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Just a 30 km. drive from Trivandrum..And here you are..Varkala..the most beautiful beach I visited till date.As soon as you reach the place,the cool breeze and the beautiful sea side views takes you into a whole different mood.The street market that extends upto 14 km. is addictive enough to spend hours and hours there.The sea food and the sea side... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is one of the cleanest beaches I have seen so far. Unlike Gokarna and Goa beaches, the restaurants and shacks are on a clifftop here and hence the beaches are very clean. The way down to the beach is littered though and a bit scary.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Varkala beach is called Papanaasini, as if you take bath in the sea, all the sin will get rid off. Also it is the place for doing karma for forefathers. Near the beach God Janardhana Swamy Temple is situated, he has been called as God of forefathers. One side of the beach people will do karma's for forefathers, as lot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I was in admiration for Kovalam beach, but actually now i feel better for Varkala beach. There are many unexposed beaches, quite, cleaner and isolated around Varkala main beach(Papanasham) which is a public attraction. People at shops and restaurants are warm and welcoming. But surprised to find some of the shops are occuppied by people from outside Kerala and quite... More 

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