The town of Varkala is home to the famed papanasam beach which is thought to hold holy waters. It is believed that if you dip yourself in these holy waters, all your sins will be washed away and if you perform certain rituals in this particular beach your forefathers will attain salvation. Only a myth, but with all the beauty that surrounds this place, it is definitely worth the belief. There is also a natural spring at this beach which allows you to taste the sweet mineral water. Just relax your muscles and twitch your toes on the golden sands of this exotic beach.