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Vembanad Lake, Kerala

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#11 of 155 in Nature in Kerala
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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  • The Lake and the canals around it is really worth a visit. Unfortunately, there's just too much clutter that interferes with and it can feel a bit depressing. The bird life is fantastisktoch the people interested are a highlight here.
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  • Beauty of Kerala backwaters can be experienced in vembanad lake. House boats are available here or can be prebooked. Crowded in seasons.  more »
  • A cruise over the channels of this lake is one of the strongest points of the Kerala visit!
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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.
  • Nice place to hang out on house boats with friends and family. But the lake is badly polluted and no one really bothers about maintaining cleanliness. Very sad that the backwaters of Kerala have this plight.
  • Nice boating experience. Good option to spend a full day
  • Nice view , house boat trip and Kerala style good should not be avoided A backwater trip from Alleppey to Kollam is one of the best experience during a Kerala visit A stay in the house boat during a full moon night is also very good.
  • Quiet, well maintained, hygienic, friendly people, lovely sunsets, amazing boat rides. Only downside is people throwing plastic bottles in lake that sail through back waters and give an occasional dirty sight.

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