Veeranpuzha Lake, Kerala

One of the most astonishing lakes in Kochi, is the Veeranpuzha Lake. The Veeranpuzha Lake provides a great source of daily wage to the fishermen. The lake has crystal clear water and is suitable for rigorous fish cultivation. There is huge gateway of lush green plantation along the long stretches of the lake. From afar, it looks no less than a green velvet carpet.

Tourists visit this place majorly to witness the life of the rural tribes, watch the fish cultivation and indulge themselves in the beauty of the sun setting into the horizon or to praise the beauty of natural ambience.

Accommodation is cheap in the places the surrounding the lake. However, you might have to walk down few kilometers to reach the lake. You can also avail the option for pop up tents, houseboats and spend the night at the lake. To increase the tourism, state has initiated the organization of several water festivals. Mostly people visit here during the monsoons. During summers, the temperature is between 24-27 degree Celsius and during winters, it falls between 20-24 degree Celsius.

Commutation is recommended both by air and rail. By air, you have to get off at the Cochin International airport which is roughly 20kms from the Veeranpuzha Lake. By rail, you can either get off at Kochi railway junction or at the Kochi Harbor Terminus.

However, over the years, the natural beauty of the place is fading away due to the exploitation by the government to promote tourism. Behind the filthy agenda of “Development”, artificial pathway is being constructed. The Veeranpuzha Lake is on the verge of losing its banks and this simultaneously affects the aquatic region.

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