Vellayani

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Vellayani
village
Vellayani is located in Kerala
Vellayani
Vellayani
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°26′44″N 76°59′33″E / 8.44556°N 76.99250°E / 8.44556; 76.99250Coordinates: 8°26′44″N 76°59′33″E / 8.44556°N 76.99250°E / 8.44556; 76.99250
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thiruvananthapuram
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 0471
Vehicle registration KL-01, KL-
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest city Thiruvananthapuram
Climate Tropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20 °C (68 °F)

Vellayani is a suburb of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, India.

Geography[edit]

It is located at .[1]

Location[edit]

Vellayani can be reached easily from Thiruvananthapuram Central Bus Station at Thampanoor (9 km) and from City Bus Depot at East Fort. It is well connected by state road transport and private buses. Nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.

Tourism[edit]

Vellayani is on the banks of Vellayani Lake, the only fresh water lake in Thiruvananthapuram district. It is a very picturesque place. Backwater tourism is catching up in the area. Illegal sand mining, pollution and land reclamation are taking its toll on the lake.

A 700 year old temple, dedicated to Goddess Kali is another attraction at Vellayani, Vellayani Devi Temple. The temple is renowned for celebrating the longest (50 days) non-pilgrimage festival of South India. This festival held once in three years is known as the ‘Kaliyoottu Mahotsavam’ – which literally means ‘the festival of feeding the Devi’.

Trivia[edit]

College of Agriculture affiliated to the Kerala Agricultural University is situated here; it is one of the main agricultural colleges of Kerala.[2]

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