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Varkala Travel Guide

Getting Varkala

Getting There

By Air

The closest airport from Varkala is located to 50 kilometers at Trivandrum, where taxis are available to reach Varkala in about 70 minutes. The International Trivandrum Airport receive frequent and charter flights from Europe and the Middle East, and major cities of India are well connected with Trivandrum by regular flights which are served by different agencies such as Indian Airline, Jet Airways, and Air Deccan.

By Railway

The station of Varkala is located to 3 kilometers from the beach and the nearest main station from Varkala is Trivandrum to 41 kilometers from there, and other to 24 kilometers south in Kollan. But Varkala is linked by rail to places within Kerala as also Chennai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Mangalore. In the first class service you can reach Varkala only in 55 minutes, and you pay 112 rupees, and in second class you pay just 21 rupees.

By Road

Varkala is 53 kilometers from Thiruvananthapuram and 37 kilometers from Kollam, there are regular buses to/from both cities, which stop at Temple Junction. The journey from Thiruvananthapuram to Varkala is about 75 minutes away on the bus and is a pleasant convenient place to pass time. Taxis also are available from Thiruvananthapuram direct to Varkala, whit fare about 555 rupees. Lots of the vehicles take the main highway, the National Highway 47. And from Temple Junction are available taxis or auto-rickshaws, which ride to the Varkala beach on only five minutes.

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