<p>Located on the cliffs adjacent to the Arabian Sea, Varkala is known for its several Ayurvedic treatment centers and spas. The city enjoys a favorable climate throughout the year.Due to its religious importance, it is sometimes referred to as the &lsquo;Dakshin Kashi&rsquo; or &lsquo;Benaras of the South&rsquo;. Varkala&rsquo;s beaches are less crowded and cleaner than the bustling ones at Kovalam and are thus a favorite spot for the people who like to relax in a serene environment.Janardana Swami Temple is located in Varkala.The temple has a history of 2000 years and responsible for Varkala being called the Dakshin Kashi. Sivagiri Mutt is located in Varkala which was established by the social reformer Sree Narayana Guru. The face of Varkala is changing day by day. Emerging beach resort and many Ayurvedic massage centers are only leading to an increase in awareness about this coastal tourist destination.&nbsp;</p>

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