- 1 hr1 hour
- 4,500 Indian rupees₹4,500
- Varkala Helipad Road
PadmanabhaSwamyTemple A blend of Kerala and Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is noted for its mural paintings and stone carvings. One among the 108 sacred Vishnu temples in India, the presiding deity here is Lord Vishnu reclining on Anantha, the Serpent. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple in prescribed dress code. Puthenmalika(Kuthiramalika)Palace Situated close to the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, this palace was built by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma, the King of Travancore who was a renowned poet, musician, social reformer and statesman. The palace museum displays paintings and priceless collections of the royal family. (Monday holiday) Shangumugham Beach This place is favourite haunt of sunset watchers and beachcombers. An indoor recreation club, the gigantic 35m long sculpture of a mermaid, restaurant shaped like a starfish are some of the attractions here. VeliTouristVillage This popular picnic spot offering boating facilities lies snuggled where the Veli Lake merges with the Arabian Sea. Children can have a great time at the beautifully landscaped garden dotted with huge sculptures. Other attractions here are the floating restaurant and the floating bridge. Museum,Zoo & ArtGallery The 19th century Napier Museum built in the Indo-Sarcenic style houses are rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts. Located near to the Museum is the Sree Chithra Art Gallery which displays original paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlova and Nicholas Roerich. One of the first zoos in India, the Zoological Park was established here as early as 1859. (Monday holiday).
Varkala Helipad Road, Varkala, Kerala 695141, India