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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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  • The lake itself is very tranquil and we saw a lot of wild life-The houseboats and other canoes going up and down the lake which was interesting  more »
  • Vembanad lake covers 3 districts of ernakulam, Allepy and kottayam. It is home to migratory birds. One must take the backwater rides if your are in kumarakom facing the vembanad lake to near by canals...  more »
  • Surely if you are in Kottayam worth taking a boat trip on the Lake and on some of the rivers flowing into it. You can see several examples of local BirdLife and enjoy a relaxing view.
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