Being a coastal region, Varkala witnesses moderate temperatures throughout the year, except during the winter season when the temperatures go low, and the atmosphere is calm, which is why this is the ideal time to visit Varkala.
The sun doesn’t hit you in the face too hard during the winter, and you can enjoy the pleasant beach breeze. From October to February, the temperature averages 25°C. Additionally, if you visit during February, we suggest experiencing Utsavam, an arts festival where folk and tribal artists get together to perform their authentic styles.
March to May is hot and humid, reaching 40 degrees Celsius. But it is also the best time to witness the arattu festival at the Janardhana Swami temple. This is a 2000-year-old temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and a major pilgrimage spot for Vaishnavites.
The monsoon season lasts from June to September and is the perfect time for affordable Varkala tour packages. While the temperature ranges from 25°C to 26°C, torrential rains could result in floods. Walking around the beach as it rains might be on your wish list, but it can be tricky to commute on wet roads, especially if you plan to trek.