Varkala is situated in Varkala Taluk of Thiruvananthapuram district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is located 40 kilometres north-west of Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram). The place is a coastal town with beaches, hills, lakes, forts and lighthouses. So, you have many places to sit and relax.
Papanasam Beach and Varkala Beach offers paragliding and parasailing. Varkala is a calm and quiet hamlet.
The place is also famous for 2018 years old Janardana Swami Temple. Other notable temples include Panayara Triporittakkavu Bhagavathi Temple, Sarkara Devi Temple, and Sree Saraswathy Temple. People also often re referred to as Dakshin Kashi. Sivagiri Mutt is also a popular destination here.