Here in an interesting mythology about how Varkala got its name.
There are quite a few reasons why Varkala often ranks well compared to other popular beach destinations. Varkala still is a sort of virgin destination, with all the clumsiness of a new arrival in the beach scene. Some like the rustic ambient of Varkala together with its unique natural backdrops.
From a tourism perspective, the beaches of Varkala stand first.