Vellayani Lake, Kovalam

4.4
#4 of 11 in Nature in Thiruvananthapuram District
Vellayani Lake, or Vellayani Kayal as known in local language, is the largest fresh water lake in Thiruvananthapuram district, of Kerala, India.LocationIt is around 9 km away from the Thiruvananthapuram Central Bus Station at Thampanoor. Buses ply to Vellayani Lake from City Depot at East Fort also. It is at a distance of 7 km from Kovalam via Poonkulam junction.AttractionsA road passes through this lake; a bund has been constructed for this purpose. This lake attracts a lot of tourists. Once in Kovalam, a visitor should not allow to miss the opportunity of seeing this wonder lake of freshwater. Its crystal-clear calm water, especially during moonlit nights, is a craze for the minds. The locals say a side of the lake is Kochu Kovalam, meaning tiny Kovalam.There is a boat race in the lake during Onam which attracts a huge crowd. Country boat service is available from Kovalam beach to reach the lake.Threats to the LakeThere was a move to drain the lake and use the reclaimed area for agriculture. It was resisted by locals and environmentalists and has been shelved. Illegal sand mining, pollution and land reclamation is affecting the condition of the lake.Vavvamoola LakeThe other Shore seen from the Kakkamoola Shore is the Vavvamoola Lake Shore. The drinking water supply for the Vizhinjam International Seaport is proposed to be from Vavvamoola Lake. The Road was renovated in December 2015. It also has concrete benches in the roadside to attract tourists.
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  • Very nice evening visit place! peace of mind! But be careful as there are no barriers borders of lake! But you will enjoy the place.  more »
  • Few months back I went to Vellayani for an official purpose which took just 15 minutes and I spent almost two hours sitting by the side of the narrow but well constructed road enjoying the beauty of t...  more »
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  • Very good place... Best time to visit is at evening...
  • Vellayani Lake is the southern most fresh water lake in the state of Kerala. It's around 12 kms from East Fort and KSRTC operates buses from East Fort towards Vellayani Lake. It's in a picturesque location and there is a calm and quiet atmosphere around the lake.
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