Varkala is a coastal municipality and headquarters of Varkala Taluk of Thiruvananthapuram district situated in the Indian state of Kerala. It is found 29 kilometers north-west of Trivandrum Thiruvananthapuram which is the capital and biggest metropolitan city of Kerala and 37 km south-west of Kollam. Varkala is the main place in southern Kerala where bluffs are discovered nearby the Arabian Sea.
These Cenozoic sedimentary development bluffs are an interesting geographical component on the generally level Kerala drift, and is referred to among geologists as Varkala Formation and a topographical landmark as announced by the Geological Survey of India. There are ious water spouts and spas on the sides of these precipices. In 2015, Ministry of Mines, Government of India and Geological Survey of India GSI have announced Varkala Cliff as a geo-legacy site. Varkala is under Varkala police purview.
Varkala is likewise celebrated for the 2,018-year-old Janardana Swami Temple which is a vital Vaishnavaite sanctuary in India and is regularly alluded to as Dakshin Kashi Benares of the South. The sanctuary is found near the Papanasam shoreline, which is considered to have blessed waters which wash away sins, and is additionally a vital Ayurveda treatment focus. The sanctuary has an antiquated ringer expelled from a wreck, given by the commander of the Dutch vessel which sank close Varkala without bringing about any setbacks.
Currency: Rupees - INR Pincode of Varkala: 695141 Language : Malayalam Weather: Summer 28°C to 38°C Winter 18°C to 22°C