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Vembanad Lake, Kerala
(4.7/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Vembanad Lake at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kumarakom itinerary planner.
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  • Part of the Keralan back-waters, home to many inhabitants, animals and a t the same time very productive agriculturally. We made a house boat tour, visited a protected Island, stayed at the KDTC Water...  more »
  • Amidst the hectic running around on a tour I found our day and night in a houseboat to be pure bliss. The houseboat housed six people with a crew of three, captain, cook and general jack of all trades...  more »
  • We stayed at illikkalam lake resort. View from this resort is very good. Take one hour boat riding, they will show 5 star hotels and bird sanctuary