Varkala is one of the popular tourist destinations of Kerala. It is famous across the globe for its mesmerizing beach, mineral water springs, 2000-year- old Vishnu Temple and a Sivagiri Mutt. This beautiful place of Kerala is situated 51 km north of Thiruvananthapuram between Alleppey and Kollam. Scores of tourists come here to spend their vacations amidst serene and scenic natural ambience which provides solace to their weary soul. The vast expanse of silver sand, azure sea, palm fringed bays and rocky cliffs adjacent to sea make it a soul stimulating destination for tourists. This beach is also called Papanasam Beach because of the believe that bathing here washes away all sins. The major Varkala tourist attractions are Varkala Beach This is among the serene, scenic and quite beaches of Kerala which is visited by large number of tourists from several parts of the globe.