Veli Tourist Village

The undulating shoreline of Kerala is broken by lagoons that merge into inland lakes to form some of the most picturesque picnic spots. One such is the Veli lagoon, separated from the Arabian sea by a narrow sand bar. This is a popular picnic spot in Thiruvananthapuram where the Veli Lake merges with the Arabian Sea.

The Veli Tourist Village, built at the meeting point has abundance of fish ponds,wading pools and landscaped gardens, along with facilities for boating and water sports. A children's park around the floating bridge connects the village to the beach. 

The youth hostel takes care of food and accommodation at Veli. A beautifully landscaped garden and facilities for swimming, boating, etc, on the placid waters of the lake attract hundreds of visitors everyday. Pedal boats and paddleboats can be hired to explore the charms of the lagoon in a leisurely manner. For a quick ride over the waters, speedboats are available for hire. Besides water sports, am 18 acre waterfront park with floating bridge connects the village to the Shankhumukham beach and also there is a children's park around the floating bridge. The village is now open from 10 am to 8 pm. Children enjoy climbing over the huge sculptures which dot the landscape.

Best Season: 
Visiting hours: Open 0700 - 1800 hrs.

Location: About 8 km from Thiruvananthapuram city.

Visiting hours: Open 0800 - 1800 hrs.

This picnic spot, where the Veli Lake meets the Arabian Sea, offers boating facilities. Pedalboats and paddleboats can be hired to explore the charms of the lagoon in a leisurely manner. For a quick ride over the waters, speedboats are available for hire. Children enjoy climbing over the huge sculptures which dot the landscape. Ph: 2500785. Veli youth hostel

Ph: 2501230 Boat rentals (1000 - 1730 hrs): Safari boat: Rs. 15 per head Speedboat: Rs. 150 Pedalboat: 4 seater - Rs. 50 for half an hour; 2 seater - Rs. 40 for half an hour. 
Nearby is the Shankhumukham beach skirting theThiruvananthapuram International airport.

Getting there:

Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 8 km.

Nearest airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 3 km.

 

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