Varkala Beach is situated in Varkala municipality of Thiruvananthapuram. This beach is also known as Papanasam beach because, once you take a dip in this sea, your all sins are forgiven. When you are at the beach you can enjoy lots of adventure sports like, parasailing, boating, jetting and horse riding too. There are many restaurants situated at or near Varkala Beach, but alcohol is not served in anyone of them, which makes this place really safe for couples and families. The Janardhan Swami Temple is situated nearby the beach, they organise a ten day festival every year. The best places to stay in is The Gateway Hotel and the hill view Beach Resort. This beach has both spirituality and leisure to offer you.