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Posts Tagged ‘ Varkala ’

Separate Master Plans for Kovalam and Ponmudi! Says Tourism Minister Bookmark and Share

The state government is in the process of preparing a separate master plans for Kovalam and Ponmudi with an eye on comprehensive development for the next three decades. In a bid to increase the facilities at Ponmudi, the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) will open a tourist camping centre at Kallar and a wayside rest […]

8 Reasons why you should visit Varkala once in your life time! Bookmark and Share

Varkala needs no introduction. The setting of this beach is striking enough to take your breath away, with its steep red cliffs, swaying palm trees and the deep blue Arabian Sea that extends to infinity. It’s not hard to imagine why Varkala is described as one of the most beautiful beaches in India. Here are […]

Varkala Cliff to be protected from illegal constructions Bookmark and Share

As a step to protect the Varkala Cliff, the district administration has decided to take stern action against illegal constructions. The Varkala Municipality has been directed to take steps against those violating the laws and indulged in such activities and to see that the cliff is cleared of all illegal buildings. The decision to protect […]

Historic TS-Canal from Anchuthengu Kayal to Nadayara Kayal to be revived Bookmark and Share

The revival of the historic waterway from Anchuthengu Kayal to Nadayara Kayal has received technical approval. Technical approval has been given after the technical sanction committee convened by the Additional Chief Secretary (Water Resources, Coastal Shipping and Inland Navigation) recommended the proposal submitted by the Chief Engineer (Irrigation and Administration) in August and September. As […]

Kovalam, most visited place with 1,14,000 international tourists Bookmark and Share

Kovalam has been always the most sought-after tourist destinations for decades. According to the latest data, Kovalam holds the first position as the most visited tourist destination in the state by international tourists. The data released by Kerala Tourism shows that 1,14,000 tourists visited Kovalam last year, while Kochi was visited by 1,17,000 people. But […]

Varkala and Kovalam listed in the ‘Top 25 beaches in Asia’ Bookmark and Share

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, announced the winners of its 2013 Travelers’ Choice Beaches Awards. The two beaches in Trivandrum, Varkala and Kovalam are listed in the category of ‘Top 25 beaches in Asia’ by Trip Advisor. Varkala is listed in the 12th position whereas Kovalam got the 14th place among the list. Trip […]

Varkala offers Paragliding – Be at the mercy of the winds Bookmark and Share

If you want a mix of great heights and open sea try paragliding at Varkala. Flying in the serene skies you are bound to feel like a bird. Varkala is offering you the chance to experience just that. The recreational and competitive flying sport paragliding is gaining popularity among tourists visiting Varkala. ‘The Guardian’ calls […]

Varkala to get a new Bali Mandapam Bookmark and Share

Varkala will soon get a new bali mandapam and a Centre for Performing Arts at a cost of Rs.11.43 crore. The Rs.1.43-crore traditional bali mandapam on the Papanasam beach and the Rs.10-crore centre will be set up using the funds provided by the State and the Central Planning Commission. A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for […]

‘The Guardian’ calls Varkala as the new Goa Bookmark and Share

‘The Guardian‘ one of the most popular news paper in UK has called Varkala – the new Goa. Varkala and its Ayurvedic options bagged the 8th place, in the Guardian’s list of “30 of the best bargain adventures in 2013“. Surfing and photography in Costa Rica and Trans-Siberian rail in Russia holds first and second […]