Janardana Swami Temple – Pay A Visit
2,000 years old and still standing strong, Janardana Swami Temple is a place of worship for followers of Vishnu. Often referred to as the Varanasi of the South, it’s located on a hill at the road to Varkala Beach and is counted among the top Varkala sightseeing places. You can visit it along the way. A banyan tree stands on the grounds of this Varkala temple and is adorned with idols beneath. Non-Hindus aren’t allowed inside the inner sanctum but you can explore the grounds and see the facade of the temple.
A 10-day festival known as Arattu is held each year from March to April and includes night-long traditional dances. Plan your holiday during this period if you want to see this and colorful processions.
Things To Do: Religious observations, sightseeing