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"Know more about Varkala during your trip to Kerala. Its past and present has much to keep you busy. And one more thing the romantic Varkala weather will surely make you fall in love with Kerala, the God's Own Country."
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Varkala Travel Guide

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Varkala Travel Information

  • The town and the train station are 2 km from the beach. The post office and police aid post are just before the helipad.
  • The Bureau de Change (Ph 602749) at Temple Junction cashes travellers cheques, has STD/ISD, and bus and train timetables. It`s open daily 9 am to 10 pm
  • The Tourist Helping Centre, at the beach end of Beach Rd, organises elephant rides (full day, Rs 800) and backwater trips (full day, Rs 600).
  • There is also a privately run tourist information centre just near the post office. The centre is primarily for ticketing and tour bookings.

Shopping In Varkala

Little Tibet Refugee Market has a interesting collection

How To Reach Varkala

By Air

The closest Varkala airport lies at Trivandrum which is around 50 km away. Taxis are available for Varkala.

By Rail

Varkala is 41 km north of Thiruvananthapuram by train (Rs 21/112 in 2nd / 1st class, 55 minutes) and just 24 km south of Kollam (Rs 18/100, 45 minutes)

By Road

There are regular buses to/from Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam that stop at Temple Junction. A taxi from Thiruvananthapuram direct to Varkala costs about Rs 550 (Rs 650 from Kovalam).

Varkala Map

Varkala Map

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