Vembanad Lake, Alappuzha (Alleppey)
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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
  •  12 helpful votes
  • Posted Jan 8, 2017
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 689

Sachin Gayakwad

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  • Sachin Gayakwad
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 9 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  138 readers
  • Posted 3 months ago
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 320

Aman Mittal

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  • Aman Mittal
  • Lives in Bareilly
  •  6 helpful votes
  • Posted 3 months ago
Overall Rating
5/7
  • 223

Aparna Banerjee

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  • Aparna Banerjee
  • Lives in Kolkata
  •  3 helpful votes
  • Posted Jan 10, 2017
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 210

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Rizwanuddin Rafiq
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 4028 photos
  • 662 Reviews
  •  11338 helpful votes
  •  196811 readers
  • Posted May 31, 2016
Overall Rating
5/7
  • 442

Febin  P abraham

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  • Febin P abraham
  • Lives in Pathanamthitta
  • 29 photos
  • 15 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  5505 readers
  • Posted Aug 12, 2016
Overall Rating
5/7
  • 412

46 traveller reviews for Vembanad Lake

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Santosh sharma

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

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

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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
  • 46 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  23144 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
  • 27 photos
  • 15 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  4746 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
  • 32 Reviews
  •  29 helpful votes
  •  184988 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
  •  248 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
  •  288 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
  • 160 photos
  • 107 Reviews
  •  47 helpful votes
  •  35651 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
  •  361 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
  •  68 helpful votes
  •  36393 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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S.saravana Kumar

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  • S.saravana Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 11 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  5487 readers

"Great to spend time in Houseboat over the lake"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 29, 2016
The ride in houseboat is itself a great experience. The ride over the lake is excellent as it goes through various small backwater canals and then reaches the big lake. It has Paddy fields on the way, a must see during the ride. It has shops for quick purchase in between the canals.
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