Vellayani Lake is one of the popular Kovalam tourist attractions. This is the largest freshwater lake in Thiruvananthapuram. It is situated 7km away from the town and attracts local and international tourists alike. Boating is an interesting activity of Vellayani. From Kovalam, tourists can hop onto the country boats and enjoy an exciting ride to the Lake. The water from the lake is used for irrigation activities and drinking. One of the most celebrated picnic spots, Vellayani is known for the traditional boat race carried out during the Onam festival. Holidayers also enjoy a boat ride to the Durga Temple nearby. During the season, the lake is decorated by lotus buds and when it blooms tourists flocks for its view. The tranquility and serenity of the lake are perfect to unwind from the stresses of daily life. Nature lovers and photography lovers are fascinated by the beauty of the Lake.