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Varkala is small greenery town but very important tourist place for Indian & Foreign Tourist Travellers as well as religious place for 'Hindus'. Varkala is the only place in Southern Kerala where one can find Cliffs adjacent to the Arabian Sea. These tertiary sedimentary formation cliffs are unique geological feature and is known among geologist as Varkala Formation and a Geological monuments as declared by the Geological Survey of India.
There are numerous water sports and spa on the sides of these red rock cliffs. Secluded white sand, sunshine beach is known as 'Papanasam Beach', which is one of the best special beach to have comfortable sun bath and viewing sunset. ('Papanasam' means redemption from sins and very important centre of Hindu pilgrimage.).
Varkala is also very famous of its century years old Janardanaswamy temple, which is an important 'vaishnavaite' shrine in India and is referred to as 'Dakshin Kashi'- benares of the south. Temple is close to Papanasam beach, which is considered to have holy waters, which wash away sins. The temple has an ancient bell removed from a shipwreck, donated by captain of dutch vessel which sank near Varkala without causing any casualties.
Located about 36 Kms north of Thiruvananthapuram, near the famed beach of Varkala, and lying on the seacoast is Anjengo or Anjuthengu, meaning five coconut trees. A place of historic importance as well as beautiful natural setting, Anjengo is an ideal destination for those who don't mind walking around and explore what is in store.
The historic significance tagged to Anjengo comes through foreign powers like the Portuguese, the Dutch and finally the English East India Company. In the year 1684, the English East India Company chose Anjengo to establish their first trade settlement in Kerala.
At Anjengo, one can find the remnants of the old English Fort, which was targeted several times by other foreign powers, who were at that time fighting each other to get a firm footing in Kerala. The Fort is now under the protection of National Heritage Monuments. There is also a cemetery inside the fort, which most probably would be having the remains of the occupants of the fort, and the oldest among the burial sites dates to 1704.
near govt. guest house,varkala,India
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