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Address: Papanasam Beach, | North Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
Phone Number: 9946042340

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Started a whole new chapter in my life

The crystal clear waters of Varkala and the crowd on North Cliff was my second home when I was working in Trivandrum. I'd run to the beaches every Friday to relax over the... read more

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Lodz, Poland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I didn't like almost black sand. In the time when we were there - the waves were very high so it was very dangerous to come into the water. I d not recommend (I was there in Jan'14)

Thank Mr_Joanna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The crystal clear waters of Varkala and the crowd on North Cliff was my second home when I was working in Trivandrum. I'd run to the beaches every Friday to relax over the weekend. The air is absolutely healing and the music is of the 70s and 80s. I am still in love with this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

quite a unique beach. green cliff and frothing waves makes it absolutely beautiful. a walk down from the Janardhana swami temple along the beach is exhilarating experience. during the rough weather season, guards will be there to restrict you from swimming in the sea although the waves and crystal clear sea is very tempting.

Thank Magus4
Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Beach with the cliff backdrop is awesome. The cliff top is full of nice Restaurants with western decor and feel. This beach is yet unknown to the indian wholesale croud and hence is quite. Could be the finest in Kearla.

Thank ranveerbose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had been visiting this magnificent beach resort only a few hours from Trivandrum Intl Airport in Southern Kerala and so so delighted to say, it is a must visit beach destination especially if you are a backpacker .... Plenty of beach shacks with lovely food from all over the world, souvenir shops, yoga salas, ayurveda spas...and the beach is fantastic... More 

Thank Sebastian C
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best cliff beach ever, best for sunset, sit with a book and relax on the beach and enjoy the day :-)

Thank 2prathiba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best places to visit around Trivandrum .. You get an amazing view of the vast sea from the top of cliff and one can definitely spend whole day there soaking in the calmness of the place and enjoying sound of waves The beach itself is clean and you can definitely go down the cliff and enjoy a... More 

Thank Susheel K
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beauty of Varkala lies in its high cliff that keeps the restaurants and tourists from spilling directly onto the beach. THis gives it some serenity and space to actually be away from the crowds. Beach was clean and waves were good!

Thank Ria0405
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well maintained beach where u can enjoy with family and friends. There are many restaurant near the cliff where you can enjoy the view of sea while having amazing sea food.

Thank itsme_khush
Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

high potential beach, but not well maintained. sea was swollen because of monsoon. Also, the water was forming froth, which signifies chemical or high impurity in the water.

Thank mayhsshyam

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