Kappil Lake, Varkala

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#2 of 9 in Nature in Thiruvananthapuram District
A tropical lake that merges into the Arabian Sea, Kappil Lake offers a tranquil atmosphere and a chance to partake in water sport activities. Thick tropical vegetation and coconut trees surround the lake, where a boat club provides tours and rents pedal boats. To visit Kappil Lake on your trip to Varkala, use our Varkala trip itinerary planner.
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  • July 21, 2017
    Scamming, dishonest and talking behind your back (yes I, the middle aged European with a preteen kid, speak Malayalam, not expected huh?). Thay give a 10 min boat ride which is super boring and withou...  more »
  • May 9, 2017
    Good place for people who are interested in water sports! Try Fly sports it should be easy to find if you are staying at Varkala or nearby.  more »
  • April 2, 2017
    Kappil lake is about 8 kms from Varkala and its offers a stunning view from the motor road. One hand the arabian sea and opposite side of the road is the vast Kappil lake. One can enjoy various types ...  more »

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An increasingly popular health and beach resort, Varkala offers a range of accommodations to cater to its growing number of visitors. Hotels cluster along the beachfront, ranging from budget to four-star deluxe, while luxurious resorts sit atop the cliff. A variety of inns and bed & breakfasts scattered throughout town cater to the majority of tourists, but you can also rent a cottage or lodgings offering ayurvedic massage treatments. Home-stays with basic amenities found along the beach cater to budget-oriented travelers.
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