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Varkala, Kerala, India
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Gateway Varkala - Ihcl Seleqtions
8.1 Excellent
Near Government Guest House, Varkala, India
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0.9 km from city centre, Varkala, KL, India 
ExcellentBased on 211 reviews

Situated in Varkala, Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions provides 4-star accommodation, as well as a sauna and an outdoor pool. Guests can also enjoy free wireless internet.

Akhil Beach Resort
7.9 Good
Near Papanasam Cliff, Varkala, India
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1.7 km from city centre, Varkala, KL, India 
GoodBased on 78 reviews

Akhil Beach Resort is situated in Varkala and is close to the area's popular attractions. It also provides a beauty centre, a kids pool and an outdoor pool.

Bluewater Beach Resort
7.8 Good
Near Parambil Temple, Varkala, India
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3.1 km from city centre, Varkala, KL, India 
GoodBased on 30 reviews

Bluewater Beach Resort is set in Varkala and is close to nearby sightseeing spots, including Janardanaswamy Temple. It also offers a currency exchange, a tour desk and free Wi-Fi.

Heavenly Breeze Beach Resort
North Cliff, Varkala Beach, Varkala, India
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1.8 km from city centre, Varkala, KL, India 

Heavenly Breeze is located in Varkala and provides guests with free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

Inda Hotel
5.8 Okay
Kurakkani, North Cliff, Varkala, India
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1.7 km from city centre, Varkala, KL, India 
OkayBased on 5 reviews

InDa hotel provides 3-star accommodation in Varkala. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Sun View Beach Resort
Thiruvambadi Road, Varkala, India
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2.1 km from city centre, Varkala, KL, India 

Sunview Beach Resort provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Varkala. It also offers an express check-in and check-out feature, free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool.

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About Varkala

Perched on the clifftops overlooking the Arabian Sea, Varkala is a popular beach resort on the Kerala coast. It’s home to an ancient Hindu pilgrimage temple and beautiful beaches and is also a hub for Ayurvedic treatments and yoga.

Things to do in Varkala

Varkala clusters around picturesque Papanasam Beach, where it’s believed that swimming in the water washes away all sins. It’s a popular spot for sunbathing, parasailing and horseback riding, in addition to watching memorable sunsets from atop the red laterite cliffs.

If you want to explore the beaches further afield, follow the promenade that hugs the cliffs north to scenic Odayam Beach. The trail continues past the serene beaches and tranquil backwaters of Edava and on to Kappil and its famous Bhagavathy Temple.

Varkala’s 2,000-year-old Janardana Swami Temple attracts Hindus from across India who pay their respects to Vishnu and Hanuman. It features a historic bell that was retrieved from a Dutch shipwreck and paintings of Lord Hanuman in different poses. Many believe that praying at the temple will relieve you of a variety of ailments.

Varkala is also known as a hub for therapeutic treatments, with countless spas offering Ayurvedic massages and detox treatments. Yogis will find a range of schools offering drop-in classes, retreats and teacher training, while traditional Kathakali dance performances are held each evening at the Varkala Culture Centre.

Getting around Varkala

Varkala is just over one hour drive north of Trivandrum International Airport and there are regular trains to both Trivandrum and Cochin from Varkala Railway Station. Auto rickshaws are a convenient way to access Varkala’s beach resorts, while the town and coast are easily explored on foot.

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  • What are the best hotels in Varkala?

    211 reviews rated Gateway Varkala - Ihcl Seleqtions with an average score of 8.1/10. It may also be worth looking into the Samsara Harmony Beach Resort, which received a rating of 8.2/10 from 78 reviews. Pointbreak Surf Stay could also be a good option, with a score of 8.7/10 from 14 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel near Varkala Beach?

    With a rating of 8.0/10 from 172 reviews, Jickys Nest is a hotel close to Varkala Beach that is well recommended by HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel in Varkala near Janardanaswamy Temple?

    For a good hotel near to Janardanaswamy Temple, consider Jickys Nest - it is rated 8.0/10 from 172 HotelsCombined reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near Kappil Beach?

    32 HotelsCombined reviews of B'Canti Boutique Beach Resort score it 7.6/10, making it a highly recommended hotel near Kappil Beach.