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Just relax on the benches!

More than the spot, the drive to it was awesome. Lake on one side and the beach on the other. There... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vinoth S
Chennai, India
Great View

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

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Bengaluru, India
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“boat ride” (12 reviews)
“vast lake” (3 reviews)
“nice drive” (2 reviews)
Varkala, India
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 21 July 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 without guiding or any information about the lake. This is a...More

Thank Charlie E
Reviewed 9 May 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.

Thank Mrinalini07
Reviewed 3 April 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 of water sports like rafting, kayaking...More

1  Thank Avik D
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Peaceful place and area. With newly added water activities became even more attractive. You can have snacks on the road or at the restaurant

Thank Adele C
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Once you have seen all the sea from varkala this is one place which u can move on, which is not too far from varkala, where u can enjoy the kerala blackwaters..this place has got very nice views and boating is available for a nominal...More

2  Thank Sajith S
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Get a tutuk from the helipad if you are in Varkala - only costs about £3 each way From here you can see where the backwaters meets the sea with a strip in between. It is a quiet beach , not many cafes in the...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 22 February 2017

If you want to feel the nature, that's it! Quiet long beach which meets beautiful lake at the other side. You can spend some time there on the beach and after take a boat for a small tour on the lake, visiting Golden island.

Thank Kristina M
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Kappil lake is beatiful as varkala is.Nice sceneries around the lake makes it more attractive.Boat service is also available

Thank kannanraj35
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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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