Veli tourist village is a popular picnic destination in Thiruvananthapuram district. It is sited where Veli Lake meets the Arabian Sea. The tourist spot comprises of a large garden on the southern banks of Veli lagoon. The landscape is dotted by stone and grass sculptures by Kanayi Kunhiraman. A floating bridge connects this garden to the Veli beach.There are also a wide range of attractions such as play areas for children. Visitors can book various boat rides in Veli Lake. There are speedboats, paddle boats and other boats for a leisurely ride. Opt for horse rides or enjoy games at the shopping stalls. Birds such as pigeons and swans, fish and tortoises inhabit the area. It is idyllic for an outing with family.Ideal for picnics, relax in the blessed environs. The Floating Cafe by Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) gives you an amazing array of food products which might match your taste buds.When you are in Kovalam, do not miss to spend some time in the Veli Tourist Village.