The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport (50 km, 1 hr 15 min drive from Varkala).
Almost all the passing trains stop at Varkala.Here you can get a rickshaw or taxi to Gumnut (2 kms/10 mins drive)
There are direct buses from Trivandrum City to Varkala Temple Junction. Efficient, government run, air conditioned, low floored buses run from Stand 19 at Trivandrum's brand new (2014) bus terminal opposite the train station. These buses take about 2 hours to reach Varkala
Varkala is linked by state and national highways to all the major cities in Kerala and the rest of India.
Papanasham beach also known as Varkala beach is a beach along the Lakshadweep Sea, part of the Indian Ocean. Varkala beach is the only place in southern Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea.
The famous Sree Janardhana Swami Temple is situated near the Beach. This 2000 year old Temple is also known as Varkala Temple. Janardhana Swami is a form of Lord Vishnu the deity is found in standing position facing towards the east.
Here you will find 100's of restaurants and shops.
The town of Varkala called Maithanam is about 2 km inland, located near to the train station, and can be reached via auto rickshaw, taxi or bus. Here you can shop with the locals and eat at the many bakeries and local restaurants.
Sivagiri Mutt the Samadhi of Kerala's saint Sree Narayana Guru is situated in Varkala town and hence has become a place of pilgrimage. A festival is held here on 31st December every year.
Ponnumthuruthu Island is situated about 12 km south of Varkala. You can board a country boat from Nedunganda and take a tour through the backwaters for about 30 minutes to reach Ponnumthuruthu. Ponnumthuruthu, the name literally means Golden Island.
We have a guest kitchen with fridge, kettle and toaster etc. to make your own simple eats Guests can help themselves to complimentary tea, coffee and filtered water at any time.
Five spacious rooms, clean and comfortable - 3 double rooms and 2 family rooms
Our double rooms have two large single beds that can be joined to make one king size bed
Our large family rooms can accommodate four persons
All rooms have en suite bathrooms with hot and cold water
All rooms are fan cooled - (no air con or TV)
Verandas have sea or garden views
Mosquito net on all windows and doors for your protection
All wood and bamboo furnishings with hand-loom cotton bed-sheets and towels
Check-in time is 2 pm / Check-out time is 11 am
Minimum stay 2 nights