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Vembanad Lake, Kerala

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Take a houseboat ride on Vembanad Lake, the largest in Kerala. The lake forms part of a unique ecosystem called the "Kerala backwaters," where freshwater streams meet the salty Arabian sea, creating a labyrinth of brackish lakes, lagoons, rivers, and inlets that span over 900 km (560 mi). Take a guided boat trip and glide across the lagoon, spotting fields and meadows, rows of coconut palms and mangrove trees, and numerous species of birds. Enjoy the picturesque setting, have a picnic by the lakeshore, or try fishing in the plentiful waters. Using our world travel planner, Kumarakom attractions like Vembanad Lake can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We went on a houseboat for backwater experience on Vembanad lake and the place was just stunning. The sound of rippling waters was so soothing. Must visit place.  more »
  • This lake contains heaps of Houseboats all chugging through the water. It is very wide so really not much to see unless you are close to the banks. Then you will see some local village life, scooters ...  more »
  • We stayed overnight on Vembanad Lake with Spice Coast Cruises. The 3 men crew of Captain, Chef and all round help was excellent, making our stay very pleasant and romantic. We were away from all the h...  more »
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  • it is the longest lake in India. The Vembanad Lake is 14 kilometres wide at its widest point and extends over 96.5 km in length. The Vembanad wetland system covers an area of over 2033.02 km² thereby making it the largest wetland system in India. The Vembanad lake is fed by 10 rivers flowing into it. Vembanad Lake is at the heart of Kerala Backwaters tourism. there are hundreds of houseboats cruising on Vembanad Lake. there are many tourist resorts on the banks of Vembanad Lake.
  • Vembamad Lake is the heart of Kerala. It's a truly elegant and heavenly place to be at. Popular tourist activities include boating, fishing, etc. House boat ride is something you shouldn't miss here. Don't miss the various tasty fish varieties here. If you are looking for a calm place filled with beauty and peacefulness this is that one place. Truly a paradise on earth.
  • Wonderful place to visit by a boat. Enjoyed the sunset. Soothing experience.
  • Good backwater lake. People made it dirty at the bay. But when you ride inside the lake it's amazing.
  • Nice view from house boat. One must experience this scenic lake.
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