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Vembanad Lake

India
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Ranked #5 of 726 attractions in Kerala
Type: Bodies of Water
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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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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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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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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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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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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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Massive lake stretching from Kumarakom to Alleppey. Best to take long day cruise in Shikara costing about Rs 500-600 per hour. The view of sunset from the middle of lake is unforgettable. We never realized how the 3 hours passed in cruising all over the lake.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

this is the best and large salt water lakes in the asia,take a small boat ride around peacefull lake is give you very fresh feeling,there are samll village habitats around lake you can also enjoy fishing

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Lake Vemabanad is a huge fresh water lake stretching from Kochi to Alappuzha, resultant of joining of three rivers, Periyar, Meenachil, and Pampa.It is the second largest freshwater lake in south Asia and largest in India. In this water world, you will come across plenty of traditional country crafts, boats and cannoes that will take you into the heart of... More

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Kottayam, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Vembanad lake is the longest lake in India.Kumarakom bird santuary is located on the lake coast.Vembanad lake attracts thousands of tourist every day.Lots of house boats are found in house boats.many of the famous resorts are found on the shores of lake.Pollution of lake is a major problem now.

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Thane, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We had a cruise for 5 hours in a house boat traversing through the entire Lake and Backwaters doring morning till afternoon hours in Dec 2013. Lake is beautiful with Alleppy on one side, Kottayam on otherside, visit to Kumarakom, bird sanctuary and an island through the lake was wonderful experience. Experienced the driving of house boat for some some... More

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