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Vembanad Lake, Kerala

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#8 of 117 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 pleasant Sunrise and Sunset - you will never forget! PLAN A TRIP to cover HOUSE BOAT/ VEMBANAD LAKE, THEKKADI and MUNNAR - It will be Hypnotic Trip! As a Traveller photographer, I seriously rec...  more »
  • Beautiful Lake covering vast areas being lifeline of many as livelihood and leisure for tourists .Survival of it keeping clean and save from pollution is for the generation to come..Witnessing Boat Ra...  more »
  • Nice trip..awesome ...but it's good if u visit there on sunny day..they will open the houseboat upper duke  more »

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Where to stay in Kumarakom

Despite its heavy reliance on tourism, Kumarakom offers surprisingly few accommodations, with just a handful of resorts sitting near the lakeshore. You can find a larger selection of places to stay in Likkalam, a short drive to the south. If resorts fall outside your budget, look for small guesthouses and holiday rentals, which offer basic amenities and a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. No matter where you stay, you'll never be too far from the water, with many accommodations also offering swimming pools.
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