INTRODUCTIONVarkala is one of the most attracted tourist destination in Trivandrum situated in southern Kerala.It is noted for its ayurvedic resorts and beaches.Varkala is situated at a distance of about 40kms from Trivandrum.Apart from the ayurvedic resorts and beaches Varkala is supposed to be a famous Hindu pilgrimage center being the eternal resting place of the eminent social reformer Sri Narayana Guru.
Varkala's beach faces the Arabian sea with unique steep cliffs of geological formations and natural springs.Varakala is supposed to be an apt place for those want to have a memorable holiday.Varkala with its long sandy beaches and aryurvedic centres draws a lot of tourist attention.Varkala noted for its medical tourism is other places of sightseeing like Papanasham, Janardanaswami temple,Sivagiri Mutt and Anjengo Fort.
LOCATIONVarkala is located 45 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city.
The ideal time to visit Varkala is between the months of October to March.
AYURVEDA AND VARKALAVarkala situated in God's own country attracts a lot of tourist both from within and outside the country for its unique ayurvedic treatment. The ayurvedic treatment and the ayurvedic resorts is one of the other major catalyst for the rapid development of tourism in Varkala.Ayurvedam in Varkala plays the pioneer role for its tourist growth.The Varkala beach is full of ayurvedic resorts.varkala's mineral rich water used for spa treatments and natural therapies draws a major crowd of foreigners from different parts of the country.Varkala one of the most noted centre for Ayurveda in Kerala has one of the famous district hospitals known for its treatments.Varkala is now getting filled with a number of spas and private clinics.
Almost all the resorts and hotels in Varkala have an Ayurvedic unit attached to them. This ancient system of medicine uses Ayurvedic Rasayanas which are otherwise known as vitalizers are a mixture of ayurvedic herbal products which helps our body to fight against various kinds of diseases and aids in the slowing down of the aging process. Most of these Ayurvedic centers are attached to the resorts in a peaceful and rejuvenating atmosphere which contributes for rejuvenation and healing. They come as Ayurvedic packages with a variety of therapies including Ayurvedic bath which recharges your physical, mental and spiritual forces.Varkala promises an invigorating Ayurvedic holiday for it accommodates some of the best Ayurvedic Resorts that will surely delight you with luxurious hospitality and the revitalizing care in natural therapy. The Ayurvedic massages helps in curing joint problems,dizziness,muscular problems,wounds,cuts and other skin diseases.
Sivagiri MuttSivagiri Mutt accommodates the samadhi of Shri Narayana Guru who was a great spiritual leader and social reformer. This place is located at a distance of about 2.5 km from the town, on the banks of the Thiruvananthapuram-Shornur canal.
Varkala's beach faces the Arabian sea with unique steep cliffs of geological formations and natural springs.
This is the most important tourist spot in Varkala which is unique and one-of-a-kind with its rocky cliffs and mineral water sprouts.
SHOPPINGShopping in Varkala mainly includes the traditional handicrafts of Kerala which can be seen in the shops near the sea. The other shopping items in the list include artifacts and utilities made of coir and coconut shell items. The trinkets and knickknacks serve well as gifts, souvenirs or showpieces to embellish the home interior. Apart from this you can also go in for shopping of aromatic spices, tea and coffee.
EAT OUTS1.The Funky Art Cafe
3.Shiva Garden Kerala Restaurant
5.Varkala Park Hotel
6.Cafe del Mar
7.Oootapura Vegetarian Restaurant
10.Respiro Heathy Food
ACCOMMODATION1.Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat
North End Down Clif
Phone: +91 470 2601028
2.Taj Garden Retreat
Near Government Guest House,
Varkala - 695 141,
3.Sea Pearl Chalets
Papanasam, Varkala P.O.,
Kerala - 695141
4.DESHADAN CLIFF AND BEACH RESORT,
Kurakkanni Cliff, Varkala
Tel : 91- 47032 04242
5.Clafouti Ayurvedic Beach Resort,
Near Varkala North Cliff,Varkala,
Tel : 04702601414, 04703021313
6.County Inn Ayurvedic Beach Resort
South cliff, Varkala,
Kerala, South india
Ph: +91 470- 6452017 ,9744476003
7.The Sanctum Spring Beach Resort
Ayur Holy Beach Resorts Pvt. Ltd.,
Thiruvambadi Beach, Varkala. P.O.,
91 470 2601305, 2156444, Fax:2600935
9.Oceano Cliff Ayurvedic Beach Retreat
Oceano Cliff Road
10.Hill View Beach Resort
North Cliff, Varkala,
+91 470- 2600566, 2607221