Varkala has some different options to explore as a tourist. There are temples, beaches, lakes and forts.
Beaches: The Varkala Beach or Papanasam Beach is a very prominent beach in Kerala which is good for swimming and paragliding. Edava Beach is another one, apt for sun bathing.
Religious: Janardana Swami Temple, Sivagiri Mutt, Sarkara Devi Temple and Kaduvayil Juma Masjid are renowned religious places of the town.
Others: Varkala Tunnel is 924 ft. long and very popular with tourists. Other places which are frequently flocked by visitors are Kappil Lake and Anjengo Fort.
Varkala beach is located around 37kms from the town of Kollam. Varkala beach is also known as Papanasam beach as it is assumed that by taking a bath h...