Varkala beach is much more tranquil than Kovalam Beach, and it gained quick fame as a tourist destination. Thanks to it’s the red cliffs overlooking the crystal blue sea separated by the white soft sands. The natural mineral springs at Varkala beach is known for its healing properties.

Varkala beach is also a religious beach. Once in a year on the day of KarkadakaVavu, thousands gather here to offer prayers to the departed souls. The beach has some mouth-watering restaurants serving from fresh sea food to continental cuisine.