Kolavai Lake is one of the tourist spots, which lies on the eastern side of Chengalpattu town in Kanchipuram District. It is also known as Chengalpattu Lake and is about 2 km from the town, adjoining the Chennai-Tiruchi railway line. There is an adventure water sports center and a boating center near the lake. Facilities are available for joy rides and boating.
Chengalpattu has a railway station which is around 29 km away from Mahabalipuram. The nearest airport is at Chennai.