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Veli Tourist Village & Backwaters in Kerala

Written by Sudhir Kumar

Where Nature is concerned and its beauty is measured, Veli may gain the position in the top row, with its splendid backwater and mesmerizing natural wonder. Veli Aakulum Lagoon is located at the point of union of the Veli Lake and the Arabian Sea. Veli Tour involves riding boat and spending time in the backwaters of Kerala. Visit for more details.

About Veli Tourist Village :

The Veli Tourist, in God’s own country, is all set to make a strong impression in the world tourist map. Veli tourist village is eight kilometers from the city of Thiruvananthapuram. This tourist village is between the Veli lagoon and the Arabian Sea. The lagoon here is separated from the sea by a narrow sand bar.

Veli tourist village is a landscaped picnic spot. Various facilities are available in this Veli tourist village. This includes water sports in the lagoon and an 18-acre waterfront park with a floating bridge that connects the village to the beach. Kerala tourism has plans of setting up a Rs. 1 crore three-star floating restaurant. It includes introduction of new boats and water scooters and also the renovation of the garden and the boat house. This all new facelift of the Veli tourist village is primarily for attracting the high spending foreign tourists.

The two storied floating restaurant, which is still under construction, is being built on the traditional “nalukettu” style. It can accommodate 150 diners at a time. The floating restaurant is being constructed out of wood to overcome corrosion. For the roof, light weight and anti rust material imported from U.S. is being used. In order to check pollution of the lake a treatment plant is being set up.

This floating restaurant is that it has separate kitchen and service sections. The most striking feature of this restaurant is that it is constructed on a floating platform, which can be easily be tugged to any place in the lake. This floating restaurant would cater to all palates from traditional Indian to Chinese to Continental. The structure of this restaurant had already been completed and the work of adding the finishing touches is on. The garden is also being renovated to give a ultimate face lift to the restaurant and hence the Veli tourist village.


Located on the outskirts of Trivandrum, the Veli Tourist Village is the place where the lake merges with the sea. Here there is an amazing waterfront park for the tourists as well as beautiful natural environment.

Tourist Attractions:

Take a tour to Veli and rejuvenate yourself amidst the fascinating backwaters as well as with the range of tourist attractions.

  • Floating Restaurant
  • Amusement Park
  • Speed Boats

Besides the water sports there is an 18 acre waterfront park which has a floating bridge that connects to the Shanghumukham Beach.

Shanghumukham Beach:

The Shanghumukham Beach is the heaven for the sunset watchers. The fascinating sunset allures the tourists to this beach. Besides this the giant sized statue of a mermaid and a starfish restaurant are the other attractions of the Shanghumukham Beach.

How to Reach:

Nearest Airport to Veli: Trivandrum Airport is 3 km away.
Nearest Railway Station: Trivandrum Railway Station is 8km away.

Distance from Veli Tourist village:

Kollam: 59 Km
Kottayam: 160 Km
Kumarakom: 169 Km
Alappuzha: 146 Km
Ernakulam: 206 Km
Idukki: 236 Km
Thrissur: 274 Km
Munnar: 317 Km
Kozhikode: 397 Km
Thalassery: 466 Km
Wayanad: 476 Km
Kannur: 486 Km
Kasargod: 578 Km

Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM
Boat Rentals: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Language: Malayalam
Best Time to Visit: September to May

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Sudhir Kumar

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