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Vembanad Lake

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Ranked #10 of 723 Attractions in Kerala
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors

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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We did boating in huge Vembanad Lake which is endless as well as in Alleppey canals. If you are short of time, I would advice backwater boating in the canals of Alleppey as its much more relaxing, scenic and you get a chance to see the lifestyle of people staying in small villages near to canals.

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Rawatbhata, India
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61 reviews 61 reviews
55 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Vembanad is the longest lake in India, and the largest lake in the state of Kerala. It is also counted as one of the largest lakes in India. A lake spanning several districts in the state of Kerala, it is known by different names in different localities viz. Punnamada Lake in Kuttanad, Kochi Lake in Kochi. Kochi Lake is the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Vembanad lake is the largest fresh water lake in Asia. Opt for a 2/3 hr boat ride starting from 4pm so you can experience the sunset. Shikara boats are reasonably priced @ 500 rs per hour available from government jetty. You can ask them to take you through narrow canals and villages. Here one gets a glimpse of rural life... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It feet wow on boarding a beautiful house boat with upper deck after a log journey from Munnar to Kumarakom. We felt very relaxed and enjoyed the cool breeze while sitting on the upper deck. The lake is huge and is surrounded by houses and resorts. The lake is soo huge that one can hardly see the other end of... More 

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Bangalore, India
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The lake is huge.. and really scenic as well. Go for a ride on the lake and you will capture the classic pictures of Kerala - coconut trees bending into the back waters, houseboats floating around majestically and fishermen busy in their chores. The calm and beauty on the place has a refreshing effect.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It was an afternoon cruise for the two of us, my (senior citizen) mother and myself, wherein we boarded the houseboat from the banks of the Manor Backwater Resort itself on 04/07/2013, just shortly after 12 noon. As July usually falls in the monsoon or the so-called off season in Kerala, I bargained with the manager of our resort and... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Hire a local guy to cruise you through the backwaters and the lake. They have the best knowledge of the birds!!

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New Delhi, India
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Vembanad Lake is beautiful and Largest lake I have ever seen.lake is full of beautiful houseboats.u have to hire a houseboat for day cruse or for 1-2 days to visit this lake.houseboat cruise on the Vembanad is a must.dont miss houseboat stay. It is undoubtedly the best lake. Kumarakom side is better and cleaner.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Vembanad lake can be accessed from Kumarakom or from Muhamma boat jetty on the Aleppy side. We were staying in Kumarakom and we hired a boat for five hours. The lake is so huge that it looks like a sea.We traveled along the resorts and then visited the R- Block where paddy is cultivated below sea level. One has to... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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86 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

one of the largest freshwater lake separated by the estuaries with a Bund made by man,the vembanad lake is a truly heaven in gods own country ,the main lake lies between allepey and kottayam district and has a big lake area with small small streams going to variouslowlying areas of allepey and ewen backwaters of ernakulam,we took a boat ride... More 

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