Vedal Lake, Cheyyur, Kanchipuram
Vedal lake is the second largest lake in the Kanchipuram District after the Maduranthakam lake, with an span of 716 acres (3.9 km) and Vedal lake had been recently renovated under Tamil Nadu lake Rehabilitation project at a cost of seventy five lakhs to enhance agriculture and ground water level. About half of vedal's cultivatable land depends on this lake water; also ground water is keenly kept high because of this water.
Vedal is situated about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) far from the Bay of Bengal coast and is well known for the temple of Shiva Vadavayil Andavar (means - Chola's Northern gateway God) located here; once upon a time it was the northern entrance for the great Chola Dynasty. It was the last among the temples built by the king Raja Raja Chola I.
Vedal is well connected by road to Chennai, Pondicherry, Melmaruvathur, Gingee and other major cities. Vedal is easily accessible through ECR East Coast Road, It is about 105 km from Chennai and 50 km from Puducherry. Auto rickshaws, cabs are available in Vedal at fairly reasonable rates. Kumaran bus service connects Vedal with Cheyyur, Choonambedu, Tambaram and also travel to the nearby towns and Villages.