Home to Papanasam beach Varkala is a tranquil town in the state of Kerala India. The beaches are secluded less crowded and quite beautiful. Varkala is also popular for pilgrimages and is well worth a visit for a touch of traditional India. A Varkala hotel ideally would be one based besides the sea and stunning cliffs, if you would like a touch India in your accommodation check out the elegant Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala.
This beautiful hotel sits atop a stunning red cliff offering amazing views across the Arabian Sea. Famous Kappil beach is steps away from this retreat featuring traditional Kerala décor and soothing ambiance. Enjoy relaxing in any one of the 30 rooms and suites well equipped with modern amenities and gorgeous views of the garden. Savour a variety of Indian cuisine together with an eclectic blend of international dishes. This retreat gives easy access to many local sites and is just minutes from the 2000 year old Janardhanaswamy Temple.
Varkala is home to the infamous Samadhi of Kerala’s saint Guru Sri Narayana drawing lots of pilgrims each year. The main touristy seasons are from December to March, otherwise the town is a sleepy hollow of sun sand and surf inviting many tourists to spend a lazy holiday of rest and relaxation. Summers are mild with winter temperatures of around 22-28C degrees.
Emerging tourist destination Varkala still retains laid back vibes; many Varkala hotels sit lazily by the ocean or cliffs and invite guests to explore the area. Papanasam is the main beach while Black beach is less crowded and offers one a chance to play cricket or volleyball. Ayurveda massages are quite popular for some rejuvenation while enjoying stunning sunsets from one of the red cliffs is a definite treat.
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