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Kappil Lake

Varkala, India
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Ranked #6 of 11 attractions in Varkala
Type: Bodies of Water
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Varkala, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I commented in another review. This beach is my favorite for its tranquility, natural beauty, the lake walking parallel to it and its length. Perfect to get lost in it and enjoy it for several hours

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Calm and serene place with lake on one side and sea on another.The sunset is beautiful and it's worth a visit.

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Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Nice: not much tourists. But no "life" there. I was as a woman alone and I felt bad, because just some indian fishermen were there.

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Gwalior
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This is The place where BackWaters & Beach can be seen together. We go to Kappil Beach via a bridge. The view is spectacular, on one side we have waves roaring on the beach and other side we see calm fresh water lake. A location not to be missed...

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We took a rickshaw from the helipad in Varkala to the bridge at Kappil Lake (230Rs) and then spent a couple of hours walking back to Varkala along the beach, with stops to watch the fisherman, see a colourful mosque and stop for a drink at Samsara resort and lunch at Palm Tree Heritage. The beach near Kappil was tourist-free... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We had a ride in the lake as a part of package with Gateway Hotel, Varkala. The lake is quite big and serene. It is a must watch in Varkala.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This is something we get to see not very often.. Back water on one side and sea on other side with a very good view.. Ideally for a day long picnic to sit and relax in the trees near the back water. No other amenities around. Even in the beach.. there is absolutely no amenities.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

it is unexplored sea beach with backwater. from Varkala it is 5-6 km by road, take a auto cross the bridge having backwater under and come to the point of kappil beach ........... on left there is sea beach and on right the backwater.............. never seen at both sides of the road. One half day is good for spending there.... More

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Trivandrum, Kerala, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

For anyone who has travelled in the Trivandrum-Kollam route by Train, Kappil is a place which you will never fail to notice. The magical interplay of land and water, the coconut tree covered islets, people using small country boats for commute and for fishing are certain images that will never leave your memory. Some time back, during one of our... More

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I walked from Varkala to here (It is about 5kms from the Thirumvambadi (Black) beach). Pathway is nice, passing around two mosques, some small beaches etc. When I first saw the Kappil beach I was stunned, really worth the one hour walk! Apart from few fishermen, there was noone on this few kms long beach! Great!

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