Things to do in Varkala
Beach
The Papanasam beach (also called as Varkala beach), which is ten kilometers away from Varkala, is renowned for the natural spring.

Mineral Water Springs

The natural mineral spring at Varkala beach is considered to have medicinal and curative properties. A dip in the holy waters at this beach is believed to purge the body of impurities and the soul of all sins.

Cuisine

The traditional local cuisine is a favourite among tourists. The spicy mouth watering dishes best enjoyed in local restaurants.

Sivagiri Mutt

The Sivagiri Mutt, founded by the great Hindu reformer and philosopher Sree Narayana Guru (1856 - 1928) is also close by.

Visit Vishnu Temple

The temple is more than 2000 years old and the shrine of Lord Vishnu of Hindu religion is placed inside.

Visit Janardhanaswamy Temple

A two thousand year old shrine the Janardhanaswamy Temple stands on the cliffs overlooking the beach, a short distance away.

Ayurvedic Massage
Treat yourself to a traditional Ayurvedic massage at many of the Ayurvedic Massage Centers around and in Spas at Hotels/Resorts.

Kalarippayat, Kathakali shows

Kerala unique matial art in practiced in traditional local gyms nearby. Kayhakali shows operated by private operators. Contact your hotel for timing and rates

Temple Festivals
Ear-splitting Kerala drum orchestras, caparisoned elephant processions, and kathakali recitals make kerala's intense temple festivals totally unique in India.