Varakala is a small beach destination located 55 kms away from Thriuvanathapuram city & it is also famous for Hindu pilgrim centre. Varkala beach is also known as the Papanasham beach, is a long serene crystal clear sandy beach with a mysterious attraction. The background of this natural beauty is surrounded by the green cliffs will offer you some sacred calming mineral springs too. Papanasam is a perfect place to watch the sunset or relax gazing at the horizon. The area is covered with coconut palms and small restaurants that mushroom during the season. The 500-metre stretch is right below a beautiful sea cliff.