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Varkala, a calm and quiet hamlet, lies on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram district. It has several places of interest, such as a beautiful beach, a 2000 year old Vishnu temple and the ashramam- 'Sivagiri Mutt' a little distance from the beach.

At the serene Varkala beach is a quiet sea resort rich in mineral water springs. A dip in the holy waters at this beach is believed to purge the body of impurities and the soul of all sins. Hence the name 'Papanasam beach'. This famous beach destination in Kerala is known for its laid back atmosphere and its secluded beaches that are surrounded by high cliffs.

A two thousand year old shrine the Janardhanaswamy Temple, stands on the cliffs overlooking the beach,a short distance away. The Sivagiri Mutt, founded by the great Hindu reformer and Philosopher Sree Narayana Guru (1856 - 1928) is also close by. The Samadhi (the final resting place) of the Guru here attracts thousands of devotees every year during the Sivagiri Pilgrimage days - 30th December to 1st January. Sree Narayana Guru propagated the ideology:"one caste, one religion and one god",in a society torn by the taboos of caste system.

Varkala offers excellent accommodation facilities for the tourist and is fast becoming a popular health resort with many Ayurvedic massage centres.

Tailormade Holidays to Varkala

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in India — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Varkala.

The Gateway Hotel, Varkala
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Overlooking the Arabian Sea, The Gateway Hotel atop is on top of terraced cliffs offering magical coastline views. With only 30 rooms this small retreat offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

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Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

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Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

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Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

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Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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