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Kolavai Lake

This Perennial Lake is found in the Kancheepuram district, Tamil Nadu. The Kolavai Lake is the second largest lake in the district and is at an altitude of 34 m. The lake has enough water in the summer season and is an ideal place to spend a relaxing day with your loved ones. The spectacular view of the train passing through the “S” curve bordering the lake makes a nice shot. The water tanker operators in Chennai refill their tankers from the lake as it has enough water in the summer. Till date, there is no information about the lake going dry. The lake also helps the industries for their water needs. The perennial nature near the lake can be seen after the early morning sunrise and during the sunset. The lake can be a photographer’s paradise.


Kolavai Lake is just 60 kilometers from Chennai. The lake falls on the Chennai, Trichy highway. Chengalpattu is the nearest railway station. If you want to experience the beauty of the lake, take a train from Chengalpattu to Paranur station. The Lake is located in Kancheepuram District, which is a well known commercial center and is well connected with major towns.

How to Reach


Chennai airport is 38 kilometers.


Chengalpattu is a junction which is 2 kilometers from the Lake.


The place is well connected to all major cities through road.

Places of Interest

Chengalpattu and Kolavai Lake has been managed to attract a lot of foreigners and Indian nationals due to their scenic beauty. The second largest lake has a house boat on it, which is maintained by the government. Other places can be visited like Mahabalipuram, Muttukadu and many temples can be seen in the city.

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