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Vembanad Lake


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Vembanad Lake Overview

Ranked 1 of 13 sightseeing in Kumarakom

Vembanad Lake is commonly known as Vembanad Kayal or Vembanad Kol. It is one of the longest lakes in India and the largest in Kerala. This lake is called by different names like Punnamada Lake in Kuttanad and Kochi Lake in Kochi. The Kochi Lake also houses the Kochi Port, which is situated around two islands of Vallarpadam and Willingdon.

Nehru Trophy Boat Race is celebrated annually in the Kuttanad region. Vembanad Lake is divided into two zones, namely the salt water zone and freshwater zone.

There are varied species of birds, animals, reptiles and plants near this lake that make it an ideal tourist spot in the region. It also features more than 150 species of fish along with shrimps, crabs, squid and prawns.

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Huge Lake, Birder's Paradise


Vembanad Lake

Soumya Banerjee
8th Jan 17

Vembanad lake


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Ruhees Shahid
29th Nov 17

Vembanad lake - serene boat journey


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Lijo Varghese
7th Aug 16

Largest lake of Kerala


Vembanad Lake

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
29th May 16

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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16 reviews

Vembanad lake

Vembanad lake is the largest backwaters in the state of Kerala situated in allepey district with one side bordered by kumarakam. There private hospitality community provides boat ride facilities
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Raghuram Pandurangan4.3/5

7 reviews

Biggest Backwater Lake Needs Some Care

Went for Katari Boat ride and truly amazing experience. I was happy to see Kingfisher, Water Crow and Great Cormorant Seabird, but the pollution by tourists is disappointing. These birds are the beauty of this place.

Hardik Patel5.0/5

3 reviews

Ocean like lake

Before visiting Vembanad Lake I didn't think it was so excited. But when we entered through backwater into the lake by a boat oh my god, what a huge lake we have seen ever. It's having beautiful blue waters and birds. Endless lake. In kerala trip one must add this destination.

Pradeep Ramachandran5.0/5

225 reviews

Wow, truly Gods own country

It is truly different and unique experience. Wow what a romantic backwaters. We can see many house boats from budgect to ultra luxury. We can roam entire day through vembanad lake and small canals through kuttanad.

Saurabh Khandelwal5.0/5

1 review

Must visit

I have visited this place because it is the best place where lots of people come to visit. Many flowers and a bird sanctuary.

Dr prashant Salvi4.6/5

17 reviews

Good houseboat ride

It's a different experience. I took the day cruise. There are many houseboats and many people involved for bookings. You can book the boat online as well. If you go during season it will cost you approx. 9000 for single room non-ac with meals included.

Tehmton Cooper3.9/5

2 reviews

One with Nature

A place to be when you wish to be one with nature. A beautiful place to come back to the human roots. Tranquility? This is the place to be after the hectic lifestyle a great break.
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9 reviews

Wonderful experience

It was a wonderful experience, very beautiful to see the Vembanad Lake from the resort. The house boats moving from the Vembanad Lake looking from the resort was very beautiful. It was very relaxing when we travel in the boat. The sunset was amazing in the Vembanad Lake. It was a memorable experience.

Lionel Fernandes4.3/5

7 reviews

Clean and calm Lake

Yes it is worth a visit and just relax in a house boat. Early morning the Lake is calm. Lot of wild birds of different species to be seen around. Do not stay overnight as the prices are high and not worth it. Try fishing on the lake.

Rushabh Ganatra5.0/5

7 reviews

Romantic for couples

Boat ride of about 45mins is good. Beautiful view of Lake with Coconut Trees everywhere. Water birds around. The climate changes drastically with drizzle. This would be best time to spend with your partner.

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