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Vembanad Lake

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Private Tour: Half-Day Kerala Deluxe Houseboat Backwater Tour in Alappuzha

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When we checked in and saw the lake from our hotel porch, we felt that we on the banks of the Arabian Sea. We have seen our share of the water bodies, from Arabian Sea and Bay of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
PranabKhar
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we checked in and saw the lake from our hotel porch, we felt that we on the banks of the Arabian Sea. We have seen our share of the water bodies, from Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal to Indian Ocean, but with its sheer size, Vembanad Lake is a world in itself. Sitting by the bank, watching the... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Back water rides at this Lake is the biggest attraction... the lake is huge and comparatively clean...in simple words, life line of the area. We were lucky to see the practice session of Vallam Kali... nice experience...

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Rajkot, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vembanad is India's largest lake...Boat ride offers excellent views of Kerala backwater and village life...must visit....Take a boat ride from Allepey towards Kumarakom to have Kerala village life views...

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Ernakulam, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Vembanad lake oneday in a kettuvallam, super you must enjoy this, karimeen pollichath , superb and view the beauty of Kerala

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We spent one day on the back waters of this lake and while the overall experience was quite surreal, we were stumped by the huge traffic this water highway draws.It is a good place to for bird watching, angling/fishing, enjoying the sunrise and sunset. Loved the day we spent here.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

i stayed in a hotel which was right at the banks of Vembanad...beautiful view and boats passed by..this lake takes u over bcz of its calmness and size....the rain outside made it look even more amazing....great watch !!!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Good place for a backwaters experience. You can take the houseboat if you wish to spend a day/night or hire shikaras for 3-4 hours ride in the lake. Peaceful and soothing.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

I visited the lake years before however this time I took my wife along. It was a day long trip as we booked a single room house boat. No advance bookings were done as we checked the boats first and only then bargained for the trip. Ground rule - full amount to be paid in cash before the journey starts.... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We visited this during our stay at Kumarakom, and I would insist this is a must do when in kumarakom. Vembanad is a huge lake, and boating here is just too good..worth the money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Did a 3 hour cruise and absolutely loved it. The lake is wider than most of our big river and is spread across multiple cities. On the lakeside there are few eating option which are economical and even offer good food. Worth spending money and a definite yes as thing to do if you are in allepey, kumarakom or even... More 

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