Varkala Beach

Varkala Beach, Varkala Town: Address, Varkala Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Varkala Beach
4.5
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Niji N
13 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Varkala is perhaps the best place Thiruvananthapuram to spend an enchanting evenings. Calm sea (from October to February), clean and spacious beach, peaceful surroundings and majestic sunset. Children will enjoy playing around. Excellent options for dining as well, especially for fish varieties. Week days are better as weekends and holidays witness heavy local crowd.
Written January 7, 2020
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Sura22
11 contributions
Sep 2019
A nice get away from the daily grind, time at this beach can be a great rejuvenator. A beach considered safe for wading in, for a swim. The water and the beach is pretty much clean and a great place to unwind and to get some Sun. Not too crowded, towards the last quarter of the year, it was possible to get some space for oneself just to take in the beauty and hear the soothing sound of the waves. In the early mornings, near the south end entrance to the beach from the beach road, it is a common sight to see groups of devotees offering prayers and performing rituals to propitiate the spirit of their ancestors and the priests-in-waiting canvassing for clients amongst visitors to the beach. Overall a delightful and refreshing experience.
Written February 17, 2020
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Pankhuri D
Bengaluru, India181 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
one of the must visit place if you are visiting kerela, the beaches are so clean with crystal clear water. The best time to visit here is the sunset when you can enjoy a nice view . If you want to stay also in varkala there are many option available on the cliff for staying and loads of cafe are there on the cliff where you get nice food , also in the evening you will see stall of sea food also which you can enjoy. Apart from the cafe on the cliff there is a huge market for shopping purpose.
Written January 1, 2020
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CHANDRA N
New Delhi, India215 contributions
Feb 2022
I am in love with beautiful Varkala It is my second visit.. Beautiful and clean beach relaxing walk on the cliff with amazing Sea-view. The eateries on cliff offer great seafood at very competitive price ..
Written March 3, 2022
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Rob G
Salt Spring Island, Canada95 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We stayed on the south cliffs above the beach. It was a long trek down the stairs to the beach but pretty much worth it. The water is clear and warm. No dangerous currents to speak of. It was better in the mornings when it was calm. Often the wind came up in the afternoon and the waves became a little to big and chaotic for comfort. You can rent a beach umbrella for about 200 rupees which is worth it since there is very little shade. A nice experience.
Written February 22, 2020
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The Odyssey Diaries
Kerala, India23 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
If you love beaches, you should definitely visit Varkala beach. The main attraction here is the cliff. It's very easy to reach here. Varkala Sivagiri railway station is within two kilometers range and bus services are available to here. And also it's an easy access from National Highway 66.
Written August 14, 2020
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JennyJaneL
3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Super clean and relaxed vibe. Can have fresh pineapple and coconut right on the beach for an unbeatable price. Chairs and umbrellas for rent also well priced and not overly crowded. Great spot for swimming!
Written February 5, 2020
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Leena Nilsdotter
5 contributions
Dec 2019
Varkala to me is a very nice place to relax, eat good food and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere.
From October/November until around March, the beach is great - especially if you like to play in the waves, and the weather is nice and sunny. Warm? Yes! I would say around +30C more or less 24/7. Great when the heat is combined with a nice breeze from the sea!
This year the beach was not very crowded, so there is lots of space for you and your family. The beach has life guards - feels safe.
See you in Varkala!
Written January 21, 2020
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Tomas M
Buenos Aires, Argentina7 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Really nice beach with an amazing cliff where you can relax i the chaotic India. There are lots of people, but since it is a very large beach you can walk 15 to 20 minutes and be alone (something very difficult in India). There are also lots of options to have breakfast/dinner

If you are looking for party this is not the place.
Written February 22, 2020
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שי כ
66 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
מקום חביב עם חנויות ומסעדות טובות. בערב נחמד יותר. מקום נגיש לתחבורה הציבורית של הריקשות ה"תוק תוק". למי שנמאס אוכל מקומי , זה המקום.

Lovely place with good shops and restaurants. It is nicer to walk in the evening. Accessible place for public transportation of the "Tuk Tuk" rickshaws. For those who are fed up with local food, this is the place.
Written February 12, 2020
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