|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||KL-01, KL-|
|Coastline||0 kilometres (0 mi)|
|Climate||Tropical monsoon (Köppen)|
|Avg. summer temperature||35 °C (95 °F)|
|Avg. winter temperature||20 °C (68 °F)|
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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.
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’.
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