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Kappil Lake

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Address: Varkala, India

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Oasis of tranquillity

If its hot this is a great place to visit offers peace and calm and welcome shade. Not the easiest place to access with a steep climb and rock strewn access to the pool, however... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If its hot this is a great place to visit offers peace and calm and welcome shade. Not the easiest place to access with a steep climb and rock strewn access to the pool, however well worth the effort.

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Varkala, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Backwatere with relaxed atmosphere, differnt ambiance than the seaside, boattrips recomsanded. Kappil Bridge, the place where you have the seaside and the backwaters in the same place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

a nice place to visit, beautiful landscapes, amazing sea just beside the Kappil lake. Good way to enjoy your time and bring a bit of difference. So i would recom this place for couples, and also for travellers who are going alone. Better get motobike, easy to find using a simle map. Not far from Varkala. Good luck!

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Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Just a few kms outside Varkala, one must not miss this amazing spot where you get to see backwaters on one side and the sea on the other. It takes you into a different world altogether and one must put this on their bucket list in places to visit before they die. Beware of Crabs though which you can find... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A beautiful place with sea on one side and the quiet backwater on the other side of the main road connecting from Varkala (10km).We went in the morning and hired a boat. Row, speed and safari boats are available in the Priyadarshini boat club. (ph- 0470-2662323). Enjoyed the boat ride on the calm water with coconut palms and other trees... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Just a short yet delightful motorbike ride from Varkala, this place is a more quiet and picturesque beach compared to those at the resort itself.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Breathtakingly beautiful location. Not too many people around. Sea on one side and the backwaters on the other. Paradise. But the spoiler is the litter,, paper flying around in many places (thankfully not on the beach). The saddest thing to note was the plastic/bottles and other waste towards the bank of the lake. Really, really sad and ashamed that people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Some may find it boring. But good canal and lake trips. Speedboats too. Breath taking location. Nearby beach becoming popular. Expecting this area to become busier with tourism arriving in Edava.

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Lucknow, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It is very near from varkala. about 15 min drive. Kappil Lake is a beautiful place to be in. Have a restaurant at lake side also. not a must visit type place but its good for localities to enjoy there. mail me if you hv any query....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

You can walk to Kappil from Varkala Beach, but it is a pretty hot walk - worthwhile though, with some lovely views along the way. We found a little shop near the green Mosque where we could buy drinks, which was welcome. On other occasions we had a scooter, and it was a very easy journey using that. We loved... More 

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Address: Varkala, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Varkala

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