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An awesome view!!

Take the coastal road for the lighthouse which even goes towards Kovalam and Airport. Sometimes in... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2019
happy_my_tummy
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Chennai (Madras), India
Amazing views from the light enclosure!

Must visit. The view of the sea and backwater in between thousands of coconut trees will leave you... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2019
kd_maximus
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed June 22, 2019

Take the coastal road for the lighthouse which even goes towards Kovalam and Airport. Sometimes in rainy season this road can be dangerous as water may come up till the road,anyway i found nothing that sort. Enjoyed the bike ride through this road and reached...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

Must visit. The view of the sea and backwater in between thousands of coconut trees will leave you spell bound.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 2, 2019

A lovely drive from Varkala allowing you to see smaller villages en route. The lighthouse costs Rs25 to enter (+20 for camera) & is only open 3-5pm as it's operational. It's almost 200 steps to the top - it's worth it for the epic view...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

The lighthouse, very close to the Anjengo Fort in Anchuthengo offers a superb 360° view over the fort, beaches, backwaters and endless coconut groves. It's very worth to climb up the stairs to the top. Be aware of that opening times are restricted to 3-5...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 10, 2019

We were part of a cycle group & our guide negotiated our visit outside normal hours. It normally only opens to the public for a few hours so check times before you visit. This was a such a well worthwhile experience. It is an attractive...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

I got a tuktuk in Varkala which took us to the lighthouse first and to Golden Island afterwards. The visit at the lighthouse was fun. The building is very well maintained and the view at the top is amazing. You can see the backwaters, the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

It's a bit of a hike, but the views from the top are worth it, and this is a working lighthouse, so interesting to see what is at the top!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sean L
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Clam and pleasant place to visit, amazing view and a great place to click photos. worth visiting, must visit

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

route upto the light house from Varkala is very beautiful. you can see fisherman habitats which is situated along the road on near the sea coast. it was my first experience to see like this. I couldn't see light house from inside because it having...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Unexpectedly beautiful. Looked very mundane from the outside, but getting to the top and viewing the limitless ocean was priceless.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Sabdha1903 | Reviewed this property |
Adult - 10 rupees Children - 3 rupees Foreign citizen 25 rupees
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It is around 10 KM from Varkala in a place called Anchutengu. Direction - Kadakkavoor-Chirayinkeezhu Roadd and Varkala-Papanasam Road !
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