Varkala Travel Guide
Preeth Beach Resort Varkala- Kerala
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
Shopping In Varkala
Little Tibet Refugee Market has a interesting
How To Reach Varkala
The closest Varkala airport lies at Trivandrum
which is around 50 km away. Taxis are available for Varkala.
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)
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).