Veli Aakulam Lagoon or backwaters is at the confluence of the Veli Lake and the Arabian Sea. The backwaters can be explored at leisure with pedalboats and paddleboats.Veli backwaters is situated at a short distance from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. Even speedboats are available on hire. The Veli Tourist Village nearby offers picnic facilities to tourists.Here you can enjoy all kinds of water sports and dine at the floating restaurant.The backwater destination of Veli also provides the facility of an amusement park. The east end of the lake is flanked by two scenic hillocks.Veli backwaters is altogether an enjoyable tourist destination. The Veli Lagoon or Backwaters is near Trivandrum and Kovalam, which is just 16 km away.
It is an incredibly different experience to cruise in the Veli backwaters in country boats with full-fledged amenities, absorbing the beauty of Kerala villages. Veli in south Kerala is known for its panoramic backwater stretch, lush green paddy fields, highlands and beaches. The scenery flashes up vivid contrasts of the breath-taking green landscape and the deep blue waters. Boat rides, houseboat cruises and holiday packages are available for the tourists at nominal rates.The house boat cruises along the backwaters of Veli have become a rage among domestic travellers as well as international tourists.