Vembanad Lake, Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Vembanad Lake

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  • Good 3
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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Shib nath Banerjee

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  • Shib nath Banerjee
  • Lives in Kolkata
  •  27 helpful votes
  • Posted Jan 8, 2017
Overall Rating
7/7
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Sachin Gayakwad

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  • Sachin Gayakwad
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 9 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  138 readers
  • Posted Jan 31, 2017
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 485

Aman Mittal

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  • Aman Mittal
  • Lives in Bareilly
  •  18 helpful votes
  • Posted Jan 13, 2017
Overall Rating
5/7
  • 288

Aparna Banerjee

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  • Aparna Banerjee
  • Lives in Kolkata
  •  69 helpful votes
  • Posted Jan 10, 2017
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 253

Rahul shukla

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  • Rahul shukla
  •  1 helpful vote
  • Posted 3 months ago
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 229

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Rizwanuddin Rafiq
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 4324 photos
  • 662 Reviews
  •  12373 helpful votes
  •  226814 readers
  • Posted May 31, 2016
Overall Rating
5/7
  • 464

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Indranil Aditya

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  • Indranil Aditya
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 24 photos
  • 10 Reviews
  •  12 helpful votes
  •  258 readers

"Really attractive place and excellent boat ride"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This is one of the best part of Alleppey, rather Kerala. We went in July, in complete rainy season but got a sunny day doing boat ride in Backwaters. There are two options, you can either stay in a houseboat and enjoy the serene beauty or if you are not comfortable staying in the less luxurious place, you can stay in any Vembanad or Kumarakom lake resort and do a Shikara ride in the backwater. We followed the second option, and really liked the water ride. It will take more than 3 hours to roam around most of the water alleys Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

Normally the Sikara charge will be around 900 per hour and it has good sitting capacity or around 10 people. Moreover if you get a friendly boatman, it will be an outstanding experience.
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Santosh sharma

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  • Santosh sharma
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  179 readers

"It is neary 35 kms away from alleppey and not worth to go."

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted Feb 2, 2017
Nothing is there as it is shown in internet. Travelling 35 kms to watch only water is not worth .. No park or anything is there near the lake. There is only one old small abandoned church.
I would suggest don't go to vembanad if you going to alleppey
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Deepika vinika

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  • Deepika vinika
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 photos
  • 51 Reviews
  •  25 helpful votes
  •  49151 readers

"Vembanad lake is clean and clear"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 8, 2017
Vembanad lake is clean and clear.. It's home for houseboats and their stopping point.. They take you through a journey of backwaters which shows the South's greenery and cleanliness..
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Ashutosh  Singh

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  • Ashutosh Singh
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 122 photos
  • 15 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  6958 readers

"Tropical food in tropical region"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 5, 2016
Tropical fruit in Tropical region. Top of Pineapple fruit lookes like palm trees. This pictures was taken at perfect location. Show off your creativity Kerala will never disappoint you. I can bet you can never have a dull moment in the entire state.
This shot was taken at Vembanad lake from the houseboat at the time of sunset. What could I say? Never experienced this beautiful sunset ever in my life.
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Suraj Sabat

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  • Suraj Sabat
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 77 photos
  • 33 Reviews
  •  30 helpful votes
  •  190287 readers

"Lake for house boats"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Sep 13, 2016
Take a sunrise tour and you will definitely enjoy the sight provided. There are no clouds! You can take ride for 1-2 hours. Thought it is scenic but at some places it's too dirty!
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Mohammed zack Dawood basha

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  • Mohammed zack Dawood basha
  • 1 Review
  •  307 readers

"Best place for relaxing"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 17, 2016
Best place for relaxing.

The boat houses in the backwater is a good getaway for Couples and Family.

They have daytime cruising or full day stay. I would recommend daytime cruising as they dock during the night after 5 PM.
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Kc Azlam

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  • Kc Azlam
  • Lives in Tirur
  • 5 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  345 readers

"Life in houseboat"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 14, 2016
Houseboat ride through vembanad lake, the longest lake in India. You can get the houseboats from punnamada lake
It would be 7000Rs to 9000Rs for a double room
Houseboats in common days. While seasons like celebrations it will be twice. Ride starts at morning 11am and end at next day 9am. Better for group Travellers. Perfect getaway from messing of town life. 3 staff, including the driver. Good service from the staff. Good food. Special karimeen fry(Green chromide), it's so tasty. You can do anything what you usually do at your home. You can drink alcohol there. But careful don't make fight you will be beaten by the locals. Don't destroy anything in the boat you will get charged for that. You can enter to local toddy shop if you want. Safe ride for the Travellers.
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Arun Rajan

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  • Arun Rajan
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 161 photos
  • 110 Reviews
  •  59 helpful votes
  •  40343 readers

"Awesome boat trip"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 2, 2016
The lake is very big connecting Kochi and other major parts of Kerala. The boat trip is amazing and you will find the water clean. The natural beauty of the lake with trees, tiny islands, resorts are beautiful and you will feel relaxed.

One should visit Alleppey if they are visiting Kerala. It is a must trip that everyone should go atleast once in their lifetime and I am sure they will enjoy the trip.
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Aanchal sukhija

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  • Aanchal sukhija
  • 2 Reviews
  •  418 readers

"Awesome experience"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 17, 2016
Awesome visit in shikara but the houseboat was too expensive 7000 plus for 3 hours and that too with no proper food in house boat. Only dal roti.

It is best to take Shikara as it can enter village around the lake and canal whereas houseboat drives you only in lake.

Plus no use of houseboat rooms as you need to come out of it to view the scenic beauty.

Otherwise the lake and the view, best place on earth. Very very relaxing.
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Fayyaz Mohamed

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  • Fayyaz Mohamed
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 45 Reviews
  •  69 helpful votes
  •  40197 readers

"Lovely experience of Houseboat and Kerala food"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Mar 16, 2016
Lovely experience to sail on the lake and watch the sunset. You have the option of ordering food like fish curry, prawns, rice and chappatty. Very relaxing experience to sail on the lake and watch the lake and the ocean.
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