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Kappil Lake

Varkala, India
+91 96000 17031
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sandy toes

walk along the beach and you will come to a little bar called Sandy Toes where Nizam, a Keralan who... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GDL1956
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Rome, Italy
Fabulous lake

This is fantastic place to visit with your family and friends. Boating adventure facility is nice... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amit Kumar M
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  • Very good46%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
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“boat ride” (13 reviews)
“vast lake” (3 reviews)
“nice drive” (2 reviews)
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Varkala, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

walk along the beach and you will come to a little bar called Sandy Toes where Nizam, a Keralan who speaks the best english in the whole state, will fix you a lovely cocnut plus pineapple drink. If the power is working...but if it isnt,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is fantastic place to visit with your family and friends. Boating adventure facility is nice and lovely.

Thank Amit Kumar M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Kappil lake near Varkala is a perfect place to spend a day or evening and the awesome beauty of the lake and surroundings and the serene atmosphere will definetely relieve the tensions and relax our mind and body. Kids too will have a good...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

10 kilometers drive to the lake from Varkala. You will enjoy the scenery both side of the road. Good , co-operative people. They speak English, Hindi, Malayalam. Arabian sea is on the other side of the lake. Paddle boat is available

Thank souveek g
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

A nice place for trying paddle boating. The lake is calm and not too deep and also surrounded by coconut trees.

Thank R B
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

One side of the road is a huge Arabian Sea, whereas on the other side the Lake. There are some activities in the lake side like paddle boating. It's great experience to paddle the boat in a calm and clean water.

Thank Manee997
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Beach and the lake both can be experienced.Beautiful high way in between.Picture perfect.Idyllic.Can be reached by walk from Varkala beach also in 2 hours.Just need to follow the shoreline.Nice little Boat ride can be enjoyable with local spicy milk-based drink,specially in the Summer months and...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

On your drive beach is left side and lake is other side. Self boating available. For half an hour it is 300 INR. It's 12 km from Varkala bus station and if u r not having car auto is the mode and costly. If u...More

Thank Ganehvenkat
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

More than the spot, the drive to it was awesome. Lake on one side and the beach on the other. There are some adventure options, which werent that appealing to us. So chose to skip!

Thank Vinoth S
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

The drive to this place is much better than the place itself. Can be visited if you have a lot of free time.

Thank AmanKartikeya
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tutmosis3
11 October 2015|
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Response from abhijeetajoshi | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We had booked the entire boat for ourselves for a 1 hour ride and it costed INR 1200. Dont think this backwater lake warrants a full day trip, 2 hours will be more than enough to have a leisurely ride. There are two... More
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