©

Varkala trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Holiday Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Varkala

A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities. Tourism in Varkala centers on its pristine beaches, while the town, an old Hindu pilgrimage site, offers a number of smaller shrines with some beach spots used to scatter ashes. Popular activities on a Varkala holiday include taking a swim at a long, rock-studded beach, visiting one of the many ayurvedic massage parlors, paddling a boat through an old tunnel built by British colonists, or enjoying water sports and paragliding. Scenes of locals playing street cricket matches complement the town's laid-back atmosphere. Varkala is in Thiruvananthapuram District. Make the most of your holiday in Varkala by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our India trip planner .
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Varkala

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Varkala

An increasingly popular health and beach resort, Varkala offers a range of accommodations to cater to its growing number of visitors. Hotels cluster along the beachfront, ranging from budget to four-star deluxe, while luxurious resorts sit atop the cliff. A variety of inns and bed & breakfasts scattered throughout town cater to the majority of tourists, but you can also rent a cottage or lodgings offering ayurvedic massage treatments. Home-stays with basic amenities found along the beach cater to budget-oriented travelers.
Best Deals Guaranteed
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Varkala

8 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA November, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in India BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA January, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 53 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in South India & New Delhi BY A USER FROM ESTONIA April, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Varkala BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans