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, Kerala

  (part of Trivandrum region)

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Fast Facts
State: Kerala
District: Tiruvanantapuram
Famous for/as: Beaches
Languages: Tamil, English
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 22 to 40°C, Winter 12 to 33°C
Altitude: 190 m
Pincode: 695141
STD code: 0470
Varkala town lies in the coastal regions of Kerala in the Thiruvananthapuram district. It is a place where hills are located close to the sea. The town has many natural fishers and springs which makes it one of the favored tourist destinations. The beaches are relatively untouched and clean as well. One of the main beaches located in Varkala is the Papanasam Beach, close to the beach stands the Janardhana Swamy Temple. This temple is more than 2000 years old and is one of the attractions of the place. The temple is home to an old bell that was taken from an ancient shipwreck of a Dutch Freighter.

Varkala Beach is a popular beach where one can enjoy various activities such as paragliding and parasailing. Few restaurants are also located nearby. Kapil Lake, which is located close to the beach, is a popular site while Anjengo Fort, a historical place is also a popular destination for many tourists. Besides, Varkala Tunnel and the Lighthouse are also interesting places that one should never miss to visit.
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Shopping in Kerala

  by Afia Ahmad  on Dec 23, 2010
Shopping for local and traditional handicrafts items is a not be missed activity while on a holiday in Kerala. Explore the best and most authentic markets and shops and buy some of the most exclusive souvenirs from Kerala.


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