Veli Lagoon & Tourist Village
Veli lagoon, an exciting place for picnics, the Veli Tourist Village is built near the Veli lagoon fringed with greenery and easily accessible by road. Veli is located only 8kms from Trivandrum city. The Tourist Village provides an excellent atmosphere for the relaxing.
A beautifully landscaped garden and facilities for swimming, boating etc on the placid waters of the lake attracts hundreds of visitors every day.
Veli Tourist Village in Trivandrum is surrounded by the Veli lagoon and the Arabian Sea which form of an ideal location for a perfect vacation retreat. A narrow sandbar further divides the Veli lagoon from the main sea. For a few rupees, rides can be had in motor driven safari launches and power boats, or a family can drift about in a pedal – boat or a row boat. There are Kayaks, and even hovercraft, for the more exciting ones. While skimming over the lake, visitors will see the local fisherman ready their boats, working on their nets or polling sand – laden barges.
A small cafeteria serves ice-cream, cold- drinks and snacks, and the ground are dotted with interesting climbing sculptures designed by the well known sculptor Kanai Kunjiraman. Its unique natural beauty are fascinating for the tourist. The village consists of the Boat Club, Swimming Pool, Children’s Park,
Anthurium Project and a Snack Bar. There is a fort and a palace in this place which is worth seeing. The palace is rich in wood carving of the old age. There are even house boats for overnight stay on the idyllic scenery of the backwaters.