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Veli Tourist Village

The cities of Kerala are home to many tourist attractions like monuments,parks,resorts,zoos,spas and other tourist centres and sight seeing places of interest.Kochi is a naval base, Trivandrum is the state capital, Thrissur is the cultural capital while Kottayam with numerous churches and colonial style houses can be dubbed as the Rome of the East, and Wayanad is a tribal region.

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.

Things to do
Things to do in Kerala:

1. Ride a canoe:
Drift along serene waterways in a country craft, enjoy the breeze, answer a cuckoo's call. Wave back at the cheerful village children on the banks. Invite some of them to top in for a ride.

2. Wear jasmine in your hair: Get yourself a string of jasmine - the natural ornament for your hair. You could even pluck them fresh from a garden and string them yourself.

3. Visit the local markets:
Small stalls with fresh vegetables, fruits, fish, chicken. High-pitched salesmen luring you with impossible bargains. Visit these bustling markets, or chandas.

4. Stay in a tree house:

Spend romantic nights in tree houses, washed in the sweet scent of forest flowers. Let the sounds of the forest fill your dreams.

5. Have a mud bath:
Go in for mud therapy and discover its healing properties at the Kavil Bhavan Yoga and Cultural Centre at Nileswaram.
Don't Miss in Kerala
Malabar : Theyyams in the Kannur Kavus. A taste of Kallumakaya and Mappila fish pathiri. Halwa from Sweet Meat Street.

Kochi : The gateway of Judaism, Christianity and Islam in India.Birthplace of Adi Sankaracharya. A walk in St Thomas' footsteps. Bell-metal ware. Bathing in waterfalls.

The Western Ghats : Treks through Sahya Hills. Wildlife viewing from boat. Tea tasting in India's only Tea Museum. Spice shopping at Kumily.

Kuttanad : Backwater Cruise. Kallu, Kappa and Karimeen at Karimpankala. Backwater island.

Travancore : Houseboat-makers village. Late-night Kathakali in Thiruvalla. Elephant Camp at Konni