Veli Tourist Village

Posted Date: 15 Jul 2010      Author: Roshan Salim Profile photo   Member Level: Gold (Rs 50)

This article describes about the Veli Tourist Village, which is a hotspot in Kerala tourism.

About Veli Tourist Village

Veli is one of the charming picnic spot in Kerala which is situated near the coast of Arabian sea. Veli tourist village is about 8 kms from Thiruvananthapuram. It is separated from the Arabian sea by a sand bar. Veli lake is also one of the beautiful lagoons of Kerala which is decorated by gardens near its shore. It is a calm place away from the hustle-bustle of the city and the noise level is also low. This is an ideal destination for boating as well as adventure sports. A children's park is also there in the vicinity along with a floating bridge which connects the Shankumugham beach. There are many hotels near by Veli which facilitates food and accommodation. Youth hostel is one such place.
Visiting hours in Veli: 7.00 AM to 8.00 PM

How to reach Veli Tourist Village

Veli Tourist Village is about 8 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city. The place is very near to Shankumugham beach and Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. The nearest Railway Station is Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station which is about 8 kms away and Thiruvananthapuram International is the nearest Airport which is 3 kms away. So it is simply a walking distance from Thiruvananthapuram Airport and an autoriksha ride from railway station. If not tourist cars and KSRTC buses are always available from Thiruvananthapuram city to Veli Tourist Village.

Spend your Holidays in Veli Tourist Village

Veli Tourist Village is an ideal spot for the tourists who love boating and water sports. The water sports include Kayaking, Paragliding etc. Veli is also a best place for those who come with his family to spend their holidays. The children's park in Veli is a beautiful and safe place for kids and Childs to work with. It is also ideal destination for the newly married couples to enjoy their honeymoon. The climbing sculptures of Veli are other attractions here. These sculptures are built by a popular sculptor named Kanai Kunjiraman. The place has a restaurant, cafeteria etc for having tea and snacks. The persons who want to enjoy the marvelous beauty of sunset can visit Veli tourist village during the evening. It is one of the exiting seen to watch. I promise you that the exposure to Veli tourist village will be a mind thrilling experience for you.

Boating in Veli Tourist Village

Boating in beautiful lagoons of Veli is one of the exclusive features of Veli tourist village. These include speed boating, paddling etc. Boating in Veli lagoons behind the beautiful background of sunset is a special attribute. The boating is available for cheap rents. The rentals of these boats are as follows. Safari boat: Rs 15 per head, Speedboat: Rs 150, Pedal boat: 4 seater - Rs 50 for half an hour; 2 seater - Rs 40 for half an hour.

Tips to the Visitors

Visitors are recommended to plan their trip in the evening so that the place looks very lovely and can carry out their boat rides watching the beauty of setting sun. Visitors please note that even if you are under the open sky in the morning and evening with a pleasant weather, but then in the noon it gets warm and are having powerful sun shine. So you are advised to carry some sun glasses, sun screen lotions etc. Visitors can also avoid their visit during the months of April, May, June and July because of hot season and monsoon.

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