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Edava is in the state of Kerala in southern India.


Edava is a long expanded coastal village in Thiruvananthapuram district in the state of Kerala, India.

View of the Arabian Sea from Vettakada beach

Edava is located north of the tourist spot Varkala. It has cliffs, serene beaches and backwaters with its canals and lakes. The main beach areas are Odayam, Manthara, Vettakada and Kappil. Slowly the tourism develops on the seaside, so you will find some guesthouses, homestays and restaurants.

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By car[edit]

  • 1 hour from Trivandrum; Edava is linked by state and national highways to all the major cities in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

By plane[edit]

By bus[edit]

  • State Transport Buses are available from Trivandrum via Varkala (direction Manthara Temple), or Kollam. Bus service available from Varkala or Kollam to many parts of South Kerala and Kanyakumari

By train[edit]

  • Edava railway station. The nearest main railway station is Varkala. Varkala is also connected by Rail Network. If coming from Trivandrum and Cochin, the better option will be coming by Train. Almost all trains passing by stops at Varkala. From Varkala Railway Station, Taxis and Auto Rickshaws can be hired. Edava is around 5km from Varkala Railway Station. (₹80-₹100 by Auto Rickshaw)

Get around[edit]







  • 8-Wonders Resort, Sreeeight Cliff, Manthara (on the seaside past the Manthara temple), +91 9895 094112, . An Ayurvedic and yoga resort with splendid view, straight on the cliff. Comfortable bungalows and rooms with attached shower/toilet. Garden, sit-outs, restaurant; some nice and peaceful beaches are very close. English, Malayalam, Hindi, some Spanish spoken. ₹1200 - ₹1500 / pending on length and season lat=.
  • AsinMomo Homestay, SreeEight, Manthara (on the seaside past the Manthara temple in Edava, about 30 min walk north from Varkala Beach), +91 4702 661112, . A Homestay, Bed and Breakfast. Simple, comfortable rooms with attached shower/toilet. WiFi, garden, sit-out, home made food and drinks by the owner Jessini,a Washing machine is there and very close, some nice and peaceful beaches. English, Malayalam, Hindi, German, French, Italian and some Spanish spoken. Homestay ₹350-₹800, pending on length and season, double or single occupation.
  • Aleema Beach Resort, Odayam Beach (road to Odayambeach after the Green house, left down), +91 9895954603, +91 9995151061, . A really romantic place in the backside of Odayam Beach with the great view over the entire beach. 5 rooms, with sit-outs, a roof top, garden are there. Breakfast is available, and local food by order is made by Safers family. Great atmosphere ! 500 - 1500.
  • Kadeltheeram Beach Resort, SreeEight.


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