Varkala - Beach & Yoga

The mineral cliffs of Varkala are mentioned in many travel books and guides all over the globe. Tourists and hippies flock to this place from around the world. The 2,000-year-old Shree Janardhana Swamy temple is dedicated to Vishnu and Hanuman. The Sivagiri Mutt was instituted by Sree Narayana Guru, a philosopher and social reformer. This is a major pilgrimage centre in south India.

The Edava Beach and Kappil Beach close by, are interesting places to relaz. It’s far from the bustle of Varkala city, but still easily accessible. While you’re here, check out the British-built Varkala Tunnel and Anjengo Fort. Sessions in Yoga, Ayurveda and Kathakali performances are interesting. There are also backwater rides and visits to the estuary.