The hidden treasure of Kerala Popular for its natural fisheries and springs, and the samadhi of Kerala's saint Sree Narayana Guru, Varkala is a coastal town with pristine beaches, hills, lakes, forts, lighthouses, all together making it a subtle bit of paradise in Kerala.
Varkala in the Trivandrum region of Kerala is a lesser known but a complete and ideal tourist destination. It has a scent of freshness in its air, given the untouched beaches, surrounding hills, springs and fisheries. One must visit the Papanasam Beach, Varkala Beach which offers a number of activities including paragliding and parasailing, Kappil Lake and lighthouses in the area. Varkala has a lot of architecture too, to attract tourists such as the Janardhana Swamy Temple, Anjengo Fort, Vishnu temple and Sivagiri Mutt.