Veli Tourist Village

Veli Tourist Village as the name suggests is a popular tourist destination in Kerala. It is a famous picnic spot among tourists as it provides ample enjoyment activities for all members of the family, especially the children. It is located about 8kms from Thiruvananthapuram.

It consists of a large garden on the banks of the Lake Veli. These gardens provide stunning views of Lake Veli merging with the Arabian Sea. The gardens have been landscaped by Kanai Kunjiraman, one of the marvelous sculptors of Kerala. There is also a floating bridge which connects the village to the beach.

Reaching Veli Tourist Village

It is very close to Thiruvananthapuram city; just about 8kms. There are a plethora of options to reach Veli- one can take a bus, auto or hire a taxi. It is also situated close to the Kochu Veli Railway Station as well as the airport.

Attractions and Activities in Veli Tourist Village

Veli Tourist village can be enjoyed by the entire family. There are a lot of attractions here; there is something for every member of the family.

Boating: The primary attraction here is the boating. There are various types of boat rides offered here. Boats such as speed boats, row boats, pedal boats and safari boats are available here. Boating is open from 10am to 5pm and here is a lunch-break in the afternoon.

Veli Tourist Village

Children’s Park: Veli tourist village has many children’s parks. Kids here can enjoy on the many swings and slides. There are also some swings especially for couples.

Bird Watching: Kerala is a nature lover’s paradise and the Veli Tourist village is no exception. There are lots of trees here, located near the boating area, near the floating bridge as well as near the NH47 bypass bridge, where one can spot a variety of birds. Needless to say, morning is ideal time for bird watching here.

Veli Floating Restaurant

Games: Apart from the various outdoor activities, one can also enjoy various indoor and outdoor games. Games like darts, shooting, drawing etc are available, which can be enjoyed both by adults as well as children. Horse riding and giant wheel are some other games available here.

Photography: This place is a photographer’s delight. The lake, beach, sculptures, birds and the general landscape is suitable for photography. One can find a lot of subjects and themes to photograph here.

Leisure Walk: At the lakeside is the walkway which connects Veli till the NH47 bypass bridge. This walkway is about a kilometer long and is an excellent opportunity for those who enjoy walking. Situated in the lap of nature, this walkway offers some gorgeous views.

Food options: Veli village has a number of small cafeterias that serve soft-drinks, ice-creams and various snacks, which are all economically priced. There is also a famous floating restaurant run by the KTDC, which apart from good food also offers stunning views of the lake and the beach.

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