Varkala History

Varkala is the only place in southern Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea.Varkala is famous for the 2,000-year old Janardana Swami Temple which is an important Vaishnavaite shrine in India. The temple is located close to the Papanasam beach, which is considered to have holy waters which wash away sins, and is also an important Ayurveda treatment Centre.

Traditional Places in Varkala

Another major landmark in Varkala is the Sivagiri Mutt, established by the social reformer Sree Narayana Guru. The hill-top mausoleum of Sree Narayana Guru is one of the most famous monuments in Kerala.

Other highlights in Varkala are,



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