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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. Put Vembanad Lake at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kumarakom itinerary planner.
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  • We stayed at Taj during this visit to Kerala and Kumarakom was chosen as we missed spending ample time on the lake! This time though we did numerous trips on the lake on different types of boats and h...  more »
  • Vembanad lake is the longest lake (45 Kms) in India, spanning several districts of Kerala. The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is conducted in this lake. High levels of pollution at certain hotspots of the Vem...  more »
  • Awesome place. One can enjoy the backwaters here. Lovely place for boating. There are number of hotels around here.  more »