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Planning a trip to Varkala, Kerala, India

16th May to 19th May, 2024Budget Friendly Train
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Things to do in Varkala in May

Day 1 - Thursday 16th, May
morning -

Travel from Madurai to Varkala by train. Board the 56317 Kollam Varkala Passenger train at 06:45 AM from Madurai Junction Railway Station.

afternoon -

Check-in to accommodation and relax at Varkala Beach. Enjoy a lazy beach day.

evening -

Enjoy a beautiful sunset view at the Varkala Cliff while sipping on coconut water or enjoying a fresh fruit juice from the nearby stalls.

Day 2 - Friday 17th, May
morning -

Visit the Kappil Lake and take a relaxing boat ride to enjoy the serene backwaters.

afternoon -

Indulge in a traditional Ayurvedic massage at one of the local wellness centers for a rejuvenating experience.

evening -

Take a stroll through the Varkala Cliff Market and explore the local handicrafts, clothing, and souvenirs. Have dinner at one of the nearby seafood shacks offering fresh catch of the day.

Day 3 - Saturday 18th, May
morning -

Explore the 2000-year-old Janardanaswamy Temple, an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site with stunning architecture and spiritual atmosphere.

afternoon -

Taste authentic Kerala cuisine at a local eatery. Savor traditional dishes like Thali meals, Appam with Stew, and Karimeen Pollichathu (pearl spot fish marinated in a mixture of spices and cooked in a banana leaf).

evening -

Relax at Odayam Beach, a peaceful and less crowded beach known for its tranquility and stunning sunset views.

Day 4 - Sunday 19th, May
morning -

Participate in a sunrise yoga session at one of the yoga centers on the Varkala Cliff overlooking the Arabian Sea for a rejuvenating start to the day.

afternoon -

Visit the Sivagiri Mutt, a spiritual and cultural center with beautiful architecture and peaceful surroundings. Explore the ashram and its history.

evening -

Enjoy a traditional Sadhya meal at a local restaurant, offering a variety of vegetarian dishes served on a banana leaf.

Day 5 - Monday 20th, May
morning -

Relax at the accommodation and take in the last moments of tranquility in Varkala.

afternoon -

Check-out from the accommodation and travel back to Madurai by train. Board the 56318 Varkala Kollam Passenger train at 12:30 PM from Varkala Sivagiri Railway Station.

evening -

Enjoy a final stroll along the Varkala Cliff and pick up any last-minute souvenirs before departing.

Weather in Varkala in Invalid date
Avg Temp27°C to 35°C
Chance of Rain30%

The weather in Varkala in May is hot and humid, with average temperatures ranging from 27 to 35 degrees Celsius. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

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Things to Carry on your trip to Varkala

Clothing & Apparel

Light and breathable clothing -

May is the peak of the summer season in Varkala and it can get really hot and humid. Pack cotton or linen clothes that will keep you cool and comfortable.

Swimsuit -

Varkala is famous for its beaches, so don't forget to pack a swimsuit.

Comfortable walking shoes -

You'll be doing a lot of walking in Varkala, so make sure to pack comfortable shoes.

Hat -

A hat will protect your head from the sun.

Sunglasses -

Sunglasses will protect your eyes from the sun.


Sunscreen -

Sunscreen is essential for protecting your skin from the sun.

Insect repellent -

Insect repellent will help to keep mosquitoes and other insects away.

First-aid kit -

A first-aid kit will come in handy for treating minor injuries.

Toiletries -

Pack your essential toiletries, such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, and deodorant.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport and visa -

If you are travelling from outside India, you will need a passport and visa.

Travel insurance -

Travel insurance will protect you in case of lost luggage, medical emergencies, or other unexpected events.

Money -

You can use cash or credit cards in Varkala. However, it is always a good idea to have some cash on hand.

Phone and charger -

Your phone will be essential for staying connected and getting around.

Good to have

Camera -

A camera will allow you to capture all the beautiful memories of your trip.

Travel pillow -

A travel pillow will help you to sleep comfortably on the train.

Guidebook -

A guidebook will provide you with information about Varkala and its attractions.

Snacks -

Pack some snacks to keep you going throughout the day.


Power bank -

A power bank will ensure that your electronics stay charged.

Headphones -

Headphones will allow you to listen to music or podcasts without disturbing others.

Universal adapter -

A universal adapter will allow you to plug your electronics into different types of outlets.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash and credit cards are both widely accepted in Varkala.

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