Vellayani Lake in Kovalam

Vellayani Lake Overview

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"Located about 7 km away from Kovalam, Vellayani Lake is one of the popular freshwater lakes in Kerala. Here tourists can enjoy the beauty of this picturesque lake as well as go on a boat ride. Being home to a variety of flora and fauna, the lake is known for its unique ecosystem.

There are many interesting stories associated with the origin of this lake. As per a popular legend, once a beggar who was searching for drinking water visited a saint while he was meditating. When the saint found out that his vessel was nearly empty, he took the last few drops from the pot into his palm and threw them as far as he could, saying a small prayer. Interestingly, the area of the land till where the drops fell gradually turned into a big lake, which is today known as Vellayani. The lake also serves as the venue for the world famous annual boat race that is organised during the festival of Onam. "

  • Photo Opp

    Even if you are not a photo enthusiast, the beauty of this lake will compel you to take pictures. Photographs clicked here will remind you of the amazing journey and experience you had during the boat ride in the lake.
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