Welcome to Varkala

General Information About Varkala

Varkala is a famous beach destination situated in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. Varkala is a small town located about 53 km to the north – west of Thiruvananthapuram and about 40 km to the southwest of Quilon.  Besides being a popular getaway for backpackers, Varkala is a well known religious destination also. 

Varkala has a glorious past. During the Sangham era, Varkala had been a major port known by the name ‘Balitha’, the references of which can be found in Ptolemy’s Periplus as well. 

Anjengo Fort, a national heritage monument near Varkala, tells about the bygone era of trade settlement by the Portuguese, the Dutch and finally the English East India Company. Anjengo Fort was built by the Dutch during the17th century to guard the coastline. Anjengo Fort had been the target of foreign powers for several centuries so that they could have a strong foothold in Kerala.

Varkala has witnessed great developments in its infrastructure since the advent of the tourism industry. There has been a boom in the hospitality sector in Varkala in the recent years owing to the popularity of its beaches and various religious spots in the area.

The best time to visit the destination is from November to March.

 

Attraction in Varkala

Anjengo Fort

Hazzrath Kaduvayil Thangal Dargah

Janardhana Swamy Temple

Sivagiri Mutt

Varkala Tunnel

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Budget Calculations

Hotel Cost

Number of People: 32
Number of Days: 32
Number of Rooms: 23
Rent Per Room Per Day: 23

Fooding Cost

Number of People: 32
Number of Days: 32
Per Person per day: 800
   

8000

Remaining

Number of People: 32
Budget per Person: 32
Total Budget 23
Total Expenses 1212

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Namasthe Ayurvedic Mission

Namasthe Ayurvedic Mission

3.0 Star starting from INR 900

Offering a spa centre and a private beach area, Namasthe Ayurvedic Mission is situated in Varkala. Free WiFi is available and free private parking is available on site. Some rooms include a seating area to relax in after a busy day.

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M.K Gardens

M.K Gardens

3.0 Star starting from INR 950

Located just 50 metres from the scenic Papsnanam Beach, M.K Gardens is situated in Varkala. Free WiFi access is available. Each uniquely decorated room here will provide you with garden view.

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InDa hotel

InDa hotel

3.0 Star starting from INR 1272

InDa hotel is located just 4 km from the Varkala Railway Station and the Varkala Bus Station. Free WiFi access is available. Each fan-cooled comes with tile/marble flooring. Featuring a shower, private bathroom comes with a hairdryer.

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Raja Park Beach Resort

Raja Park Beach Resort

2.0 Star starting from INR 1350

Bordered by coconut palms, Raja Park Beach Resort is a 3-minute walk from the beachfront and the Papanasam Cliffs. It features an outdoor pool, daily breakfast and yoga and Ayurvedic treatments.

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