Paravur Lake

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This article is about the Lake. For the town, see Paravur, Kollam.
Paravur Lake
Paravur Kayal
Paravur Lake, Kollam - An evening scene.jpg
An evening view of Paravur Lake
Location Paravur, Kerala
Coordinates 8°49′19″N 76°39′32″E / 8.822°N 76.659°E / 8.822; 76.659Coordinates: 8°49′19″N 76°39′32″E / 8.822°N 76.659°E / 8.822; 76.659
Primary inflows Ithikkara River
Catchment area 6.6246 km2 (2.5578 sq mi)
Basin countries India
Surface area 6.62 km²

Paravur Kayal is a lake in Paravur, Kerala, India.[1] Although it is small, with an area of only 6.62 km²,[2] it is the end point of the Ithikkara River and part of the system of lakes and canals that make up the Kerala Backwaters. It has been connected to Edava and Ashtamudi Kayal as part of the Trivandrum - Shoranur canal system since the late 19th century.

Importance of Paravur Lake[edit]

The lake meets the sea and in between a small stretch of road which divides them can be viewed on way.[3][4] Paravur Lake is one of the emerging tourist destinations in the district which attracts a good number of tourists.[5][6]

The panoramic views are breath taking if you opt for a birds eye view, not from the sky but from the mountain terraces situated north and east of the place. Famous Lakesagar Xavier's resort is situated at the banks of Paravur lake. Priyadarshini boat club is another major attraction in the vicinity of Paravur lake. The mangroves along both sides of Paravur lake is also very famous[7]

How to reach[edit]

Paravur Lake near Thekkumbhagam estuary
A photo of sunset taken from Paravur Thekkumbhagam beach

Paravur lake is about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) away from Paravur town. Paravur-Edava-Varkala road is passing through the banks of Paravur lake. The nearest important railway station to Paravur lake is Paravur railway station. 14 pairs of trains are stopping at Paravur railway station everyday. Nearest major rail head is Kollam Junction railway station, which is about 26 kilometres (16 mi) away from the lake. Nearest KSRTC bus station is Chathannoor bus station, which is 12 km away. Paravur bus stand and railway station are 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) away from the lake.

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