1.Water sports in varkala
The Geological Survey of India calls it
as the Varkala Formation. The Discovery Channel has named Varkala as
one of the top ten seasonal beaches.
Several water sports operators are to be found along the beaches, and travellers can easily do a lot of water activities with good fun. The Kapil Lake, situated close to the beach, is another famous destination to enjoy moments of peace. The Chilakkoor Beach which is close to the Varkala town is a perfect destination to view the sunset. Though the beach is not developed commercially, it is an ideal place for leisurely evening walks.
Varkala, a calm and quiet hamlet, lies on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram district. It has several tourist attractions that include a beautiful beach, a 2000-year-old Vishnu Temple and the Ashramam – Sivagiri Mutt a little distance from the beach.
Varkala offers excellent accommodation facilities for tourists and is fast becoming a popular health resort with many Ayurvedic massage centres.
Attractions: Beach, mineral water springs, the Sivagiri Mutt and a 2000-year- old Vishnu Temple.
Untouched and unspoilt by tourist activities, the Edava beaches are the virgin stretches circling a blue lagoon where sea and backwaters run parallel divided by a more-than-one km of straight road. There is also an estuary that connects the sea with the backwaters here.
Heaven’s the only name to it. Varkala beach is further 70 kms from Poovar islands. Varkala aka Papanashanam beach is situated in Kerala. It is believed that a dip into it will wash away our sins. The beauty of the sea from over the cliff was spectacular. There are two cliffs and viewpoints on either side of the beach. Get amazed as it was just going to get better!