Located 51 km northwards of Thiruvananthapuram and 37 km southwards of Kollam in the southern region, the town of Varkala is an extremely popular tourist destination. Flanked by a large number of tourists every year, this place boasts of a splendid past and present. Dotted with a number of popular cultural and religious attractions, this is the only place in southern part of Kerala where one can find rocks near the Arabian Sea. An important Balitha or port in the ancient times, Varkala today is known for its beach, spa and its Varkala Formation. Relatively a new discovery in the form of a tourist destination, it is perfect for those who like spending secluded vacations away from tourist activity.
The unspoiled beach, palm trees, red rocks and pretty cliff form an enchanting site. Along with a rich historical post, Varkala is also an important Hindu pilgrimage destination. The town also has many natural fishers and springs, which are prime tourist destinations. You can indulge in interesting activity at the beach.