(Last Updated on : 27-03-2014)
Varkala Sea Beach is one of the significant beaches of Kerala
which lies on the south west coast of India. This beach is also known as Papnasam Beach which is visited by a number of Hindu devotees every year. This beach is often known for its purity and pious ness. It is often believed that the water of this beach is so pure that it will wash away all sins and deformities. The water of this beach is often collected by the Hindu devotees which is used in the rituals that are performed for appeasing the soul of the ancestors. Such rituals are usually performed on the new moon day of the Malayalam month Karkidam. Along with this the Varkala beach also offers its visitors a perfect beach holiday along with some Ayurvedic treatments, Yoga and meditation in the pure atmosphere that surrounds the area.
Varkala Sea Beach is also one of the famous sea beaches which provide great opportunity for relaxation in a calm and quite atmosphere. With its brown sand, panoramic landscape and Blue Ocean this place can be equated with a paradise on earth. Along with long stretched sea coast line the beach is surrounded with two cliffs- one in the north and one in south. Surrounded with high rocky cliffs and coconut grooves it is one of the most attractive sights in Kerala which attract a large number of tourist every year. Besides this the beach is also surrounded with a number of tourists spots like the temple of Shri Janardhan Swami temple dedicated to Lord Ayyapa and Hanuman. The hill top is supposed to be 800 to 2000 years old which is often visited by the visitors from distant places. This place also includes one of the oldest shrines of Lord Vishnu. Overall surrounded with a number of sacred places this is one of the most well visited sites in Kerala.
Thus, Varkala Beach is one of the best popular sites visited by a number of tourists every year. With a cool beach and the Nature centre this provides one of the best atmospheres to enjoy a cool relaxed holiday.
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