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Evening at Varkala Papanasam Beach

Varkala Papanasam beach is one of the important tourist places in Kerala. In addition to a tourist spot, this beach is a famous pilgrim center. In tourism season you can see many international travelers at this beach.
The presence of a top view of the beach from the cliff differentiates Varkala Papanasam beach from most other beaches in Kerala.

Some of the photos we took at Varkala beach are shown below.

Top view of Varkala Papanasam beach

Vavubali at Papanasam beach

In Malayalam month Karkkidakam thousands of pilgrims will come to Papanasam for the Vavu Bali function. Vavu Bali is an important Hindu custom for their departed relatives and ancestors. Varkala beach got its name papanasam (means destroy sin) from this custom.
Pictures of Papanasam beach Varkala

Another major attraction at Papanasam is Janardhana Swamy Temple. To read more about this temple please click on the link below.
Janardana Swamy Temple Varkala
Photos of varkala Papanasam beach and cliff

How to Reach Papanasam beach

Papanasam beach is situated at Varkala. If you are coming by train you should stop at Varkala station and the beach is around 6 km from there.
Sailesh Vijayaraghavan, Tom Kuriakose, Jayakrishnan Unnithan, Siju George, Reji Priyadarsanan
Where to Stay at Papanasam

There are many "tourist homes" available on Varkala beach. However, if you plan to come here in peak season, better book rooms in advance.
Sailesh V, George Uthup at Papanasam beach

Best time to visit

It is better to visit Papanasam beach between September to May. However, there is a chance of rain in the months of September, October, and even November. So plan your visit according to the weather.

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  1. It is the best beach in Kerala. I recommend you to visit this beach with your friends and family. Also visit the temple.


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