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A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities. Tourism in Varkala centers on its pristine beaches, while the town, an old Hindu pilgrimage site, offers a number of smaller shrines with some beach spots used to scatter ashes. Popular activities on a Varkala holiday include taking a swim at a long, rock-studded beach, visiting one of the many ayurvedic massage parlors, paddling a boat through an old tunnel built by British colonists, or enjoying water sports and paragliding. Scenes of locals playing street cricket matches complement the town's laid-back atmosphere. Varkala is in Thiruvananthapuram District. Make the most of your holiday in Varkala by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our India trip planner .
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