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Papasnanam Beach

Thiruvananthapuram District, Varkala, India
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Little dirty and beautiful beach

The Varkala and Papanasam beach are a same stretch but called differently for some length. This... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karthik R
Chennai (Madras), India
Great Experience

We visited the beach just after sunrise to see Hindu ceremonies being performed. Families have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
nicola b
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Thiruvananthapuram District, Varkala, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Varkala and Papanasam beach are a same stretch but called differently for some length. This beach looks like is used for performing final rites of loved ones. Hence the name. Varakala basically is a cliff and a beach. The cliff is called North and...More

Thank Karthik R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the beach just after sunrise to see Hindu ceremonies being performed. Families have asked of loved ones blesses by holy men and then enter the sea which is supped to wash away sins. It was amazing to see this taking place - though...More

Thank nicola b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From varkala beach just walk straight and if you found temple near cliff then you reach this heavenly beach Localites mostly come to this beach for spend days. People also doing prayer here. If you lucky you can see elephant also here *which is I'm...More

Thank adhihayu m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lot of people due to its value. Not so clean and not a lot of activities to do as well. An average beach

Thank mukulsjain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice and tidy place. Even though loots of people including foreigners visit this place for water sports the authorities try their best to keep the beach so clean.

Thank Chandra B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This beach is awesome. There are not much crowd, couples can have a pleasant time. The sound of the waves and the wind are very much refreshing.

Thank ashikivor
Reviewed 28 March 2017

A small part of the beach is considered holy and prayers for departed love ones are conducted on the beach especially in the mornings. The beach is clean and there are loungers and umbrellas available for hire. There are lifeguards as there can be a...More

Thank Janice012
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This beach is called by its name as it is beleived to wash away your sins if you bathe in these waters. You can see some hindu rituals being conducted for departed souls. the beach is clean and you have life guards attentive all the...More

Thank Somibha
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This beach is the one hindus assemble to do the religious rituals. Beach has got nice view, less peaceful sides and good sugar sands. Nothing much to see around though

Thank Sajith S
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a good beach but mainly frequented by Hindu People as a religious place of pilgrimage. Very busy at festival times This is where the beach shacks and restaurants and some shops are located Please be circumspect if you sunbathe here and respect those...More

Thank Ian C
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I would be visiting this place for offering prayers for one of the deceased family members and am wondering the facilities available on the beach where these rituals take place. I am specifically looking for neat bathrooms and restrooms as I would be driving for 4 hours and would be doing the rituals once I reach.
2 January 2017|
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Response from Parthasarathi2016 | Reviewed this property |
It be nice if you book a hotel near the Papanashanam beach where you intend to perform the rituals. The public toilet is not good and I would not suggest it. The beach is always crowded. Please book a hotel for one day... More