Varkala is a coastal town lying on the outskirts of trivandrum district in Kerala. Varkala Beach is also called Papanasam Beach. One of the key factors that set apart Varkala from other beaches of Kerala is the fascinating stretch of cliffs which goes on for over a kilometer. This is the only place in Southern Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea.
There are several small restaurants, hotels, spas & ayurvedic massage centers on these cliffs which attracts the maximum visitors here. Unlike the other commercial beaches of India, this is famous for its solitude. You can enjoy the fascinating view of sea and striking sunset from the cliff. Apart from holding the charms of a quite beach, this place is blessed with adequate facilities for adventure sports. You can choose and enjoy the fresh sea food displayed in front on many restaurants here.
Some other tourist attractions in Varkala are Janardhana Swamy Temple, Anjengo Fort, Vishnu Temple and Sivagiri Mutt.
This is a beautiful destination to visit all throughout the year. Below is more on the best time to visit Varkala so that you can plan your trip according and make the most of your travel plans.
Winters (November – February)
The temperature in winter ranges from 22 degree Celsius to 28 degree Celsius. This is the ideal season for a visit to Varkala with pleasant and cool climate. You can experience the beautiful landscapes, lush green and vibrant places suitable for sightseeing and other beach activities in these months. Varkala is heaven for sun-bathing and swimming.
Summer (March – May)
Varkala is quite hot and humid in summers. Temperature ranges from 25 degree Celsius to 35 degree Celsius. Visit to this place is generally avoided as this time is not favorable for sightseeing.
Monsoon (June – September)
Varkala receives a heavy amount of rainfall and has an average temperature ranging between 20 degree Celsius to 28 degree Celsius. This time is also unfit for travel climate wise and hence does not witness much of tourist in this season.
Summing up, it is a wonderful destination to chill out almost all throughout the year. It offers excellent accommodation for tourists from all over the world and is becoming well known tourist destination for ayurvedic massage. Winters are by far counts as the best time to visit Varkala.
To better explore the region, major attractions, tour package, accommodation, travel guide and many more you can check their official websites. Don’t miss to check ayurvedic massage centers in Varkala.
Kerala Tourism: https://www.keralatourism.org/destination/varkala-beach/328