Varkala is a seaside resort and spa, as well as an important Hindu centre of pilgrimage. High cliffs with rich mineral springs rise majestically from the coastline. The 2000 year old Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple and the Nature Care Centre are the two main attractions there. The sight of the sun melting into the sea would blossom your poetic sense. The mineral water gushing from the hill is believed to have medicinal properties. The Varkala sands has become an ideal spot for confluence of cultures exotic and alien.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Climatic Conditions: Heavy rains during June-August due to the southwest monsoon. Winter starts from December and continues till February. In summer, the temperature rises to a maximum of 35°C and 25°C in the winters. Annual average rainfall is 310 cm.

Temperature range: 35°C and 25°C

Best time to visit: September to May

How to Reach Varkala

By Air: The nearest airport is the Thiruvananthapuram International airport, which is about 46 km from Varkala.

By Rail: The Varkala railway station links the tourist destination of Varkala with other places like Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam.

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