Vellayani

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Vellayani

വെള്ളായണി
village
Vellayani is located in Kerala
Vellayani
Vellayani
Location in Kerala, India
Vellayani is located in India
Vellayani
Vellayani
Vellayani (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
StateKerala
DistrictThiruvananthapuram
Government
 • BodyGram panchayat
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0471
Vehicle registrationKL-01, KL-
Coastline0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest cityThiruvananthapuram
ClimateTropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature20 °C (68 °F)

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

Location[edit]

Vellayani is reached via Thiruvananthapuram Central Bus Station at Thampanoor (9 km) and from City Bus Depot at East Fort. It is connected by state road transport and private buses. The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.

Tourism[edit]

Vellayani is on the banks of Vellayani Lake, the only fresh water lake in Thiruvananthapuram district. Illegal sand mining, pollution and land reclamation are taking its toll on the lake.[citation needed]

A 700-year-old temple, dedicated to Goddess Kali is an attraction at Vellayani, Vellayani Devi Temple. The temple celebrates the longest (50 days) non-pilgrimage festival of South India. This festival is held once in three years and is known as the ‘Kaliyoottu Mahotsavam’ – which 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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.kau.edu/coavellayani.htm College of Agriculture

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