Verkala

51 km north of Thiruvananthapuram, this town is known for its Vishnu shrine dedicated to the Lord Janarhana. This temple is believed to be 2,000 years old. The Sivagiri Mutt, situated at an elevation of 3 km east of the Janardhana Temple is held sacred by Hindu pilgrims. Varkala is a seaside resort with mineral water springs.

Access

Air: The nearest airport is at Thiruvananthapuram.

Rail: Varkala has a railway station.

Road: Buses and taxis are available from Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam.

Accomodation

Taj Garden Retreat
Janardhananpuram
P.O. Varkala
Tel: (0472) 403000/ 402786
Fax: (0472) 402296

Kerala