Varkala Light House is one of the famous tourist hotspot in the vicinity of Varkala. It is reminiscent of the British styles of architecture of the 17th century. The Varkala Light House stands tall at 130 feet. It is built by the East Indian Company in 1684. You can ascend the light house to get a clear and panoramic view of the surroundings from there. The surrounding areas include the Arabian Sea, the backwaters and the town of Varkala. Tourists visit here often and enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature. This is a favourite picnic and outing spot for the locals too.