Vembanad Lake

Vembanad Lake, largest freshwater lake in Asia and longest lake in Kerala India famous as a picnic destination because of its scenic nature.

Vembanad Lake
Houseboat Cruise – Vembanad Lake

In addition, it is also a huge reservoir and a chief ecological resource in the area. This astounding lake in Kerala is blessed with abundant and enchanting environs and mind-blowing vistas. A lot of thrilling activities are waiting to be enjoyed in and around the beautiful Vembanad Lake.

As you know Kumarakom is famous as a beautiful picnic destination where one can enjoy amazing backwater cruises, many exciting activities like fishing, boat race and simply explore the picturesque vistas of the countryside. Abundant mangrove forests, rich paddy fields, crisscross backwater canals and verdant coconut groves on the banks of Vembanad Lake certainly catch the attraction of each and every visitor to the region.

Kumarakom is a beautiful tiny village which is a collection of several small islands. There are many tourist attractions and entertainment venues waiting to amuse each traveler during their visit to Kerala. For providing comfortable and convenient accommodation, you can find many affordable hotels and resorts in and around Kumarakom. The courteous staffs of the resorts and hotels in this tourist destination arrange all the facilities to explore the stunning attractions of the region comfortably and conveniently.

Enchanting Vembanad Lake is bordered by 3 districts. The most attractive and unique feature of the lake is the salt water barrier constructed to prevent the intrusion of salt water and tidal harm into the low-lands in Kuttanad. The world famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is located on the eastern banks of this lake. Many nature lovers and bird lovers from across the world visit this bird sanctuary to watch unique varieties of bird species. In fact, this bird sanctuary is a favorite habitat for many migratory birds.

Vembanad Lake has an important place in the livelihoods of the natives who live on its scenic banks. They involve in different activities related to the lake for their living like agriculture, sand mining, fish farming, coir retting, crab farming and collection of lime shells. Travelers love to visit this destination during Onam, the state festival, because of its vibrant atmosphere. They can enjoy eye-catching snake-boat races and many interesting cultural programs.

It will be a pleasurable experience to enjoy a backwater cruise on the stunning waters of Vembanad Lake. Once you enjoy this exhilarating experience, the memories will stay in your mind forever. The luxury houseboats available for cruises have well furnished rooms and all the modern facilities. Besides, the crew of the boats will serve their guests delicious food.

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