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Vembanad Lake
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KatjaGehrmann
Berlin, Germany6 contributions
Jan 2020
Boating was exhilarating in this lake and staying in a houseboat is a unique experience. The place is lined with coconut palms and the lake is a host to many migratory birds. The lake needs to be cleaned of plastic garbage which mars the beauty of the place.
Written 31 January 2020
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Nov 2019 • Couples
I enjoyed with my wife as a Senior Citizens Couple. Excellent trip with clear sunny day. The lake is well maintained by Kerala Govt. as well as the visitors from several places. Lake is surrounded by full of several types of Spices. Any one can feel full of spices cent also free of air pollution.
Written 6 December 2019
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Frodo68
Perthshire32 contributions
Nov 2019
We live in scotland and are fortunate to be surrounded by red kites and buzzards but nothing prepared us for the birdlife on the lakes and canals of Kumarakom. Eagles , Kites, kingfishers, egrets at every turn - water littles the size of dinner plates . We were lucky enough to be introduced to a local boatman by our driver - so returned early the following morning , to see the lillies in bloom
Written 24 November 2019
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Swathy K
Kochi (Cochin), India78 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
A small beautiful island in the vembanad lake. Very ideal spot to enjoy the natural beauty and best for photography. Boat ride and truly amazing experience. Before visiting Vembanad Lake I didn't think it was so excited. There are many houseboats and many people involved for bookings.The house boats moving from the Vembanad Lake looking from the resort was very beautiful. It was very relaxing when we travel in the boat. The sunset was amazing in the Vembanad Lake. It was a memorable experience.
Written 9 November 2019
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Srilatha N
Chennai District, India37 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
The boating experience at the Vembanad lake was exhilarating. Being off-season, there was no crowd. We took a Shikara boat & were in the lake for 2 hours.
Written 13 July 2019
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AtinBansal
New Delhi, India241 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
It is the largest fresh water lake in India. Also know as backwaters of Kerela. While in kerela you are definitely visiting.

The best way to experience is to take a full day tour on the houseboat or you could even stay during the night. Just remember the houseboat will dock in the evening as per government law there is no movement post 6pm in the evening.

I had taken a 6hrs which is considered as a full day houseboat from 11 am to 5 pm to get a complete experience of the lake and the houseboat.

It is a different experience as you are taken through a lot of canals and able to see various birds, different flora and fauna. Not to miss it gives you a lot of opportunities to click some amazing pictures.
Written 15 May 2019
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behlah
Mumbai, India140 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
We took a boat ride from Kumarakom, the backwaters lead to this beautiful lake, that's the longest in India and largest in the state of Kerala.
It's a pleasure watching the different types of houseboats floating on the shores and watching the variety of exotic birds that visit the lake.
A pleasant experience.
Written 14 April 2019
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Suraj Galande
Pune, India11 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Vembanad lake is situated in Alleppey, Kerala. Starting with samll canals it leads to a big lake.We took a shikkara ride for 3 hours.
As we entered to that huge lake scene was just amazing.
We saw lot of different types of birds floating on the water.
There are many types of boats available like speed boat to houseboat. You can book houseboat for overnight stay in the lake but for 2 to 3 hours shikkara is good.
Good place for couples.
Written 10 April 2019
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Smitty09876
Carmel, IN633 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Vembanad Lake is a huge surprise in terms of size, options to chose for a wide variety of Kerela Houseboats to take for an hour or two or more...even for overnight. The most popular seems to be a few hours cruise plus lunch on board but the variety of designs of these Houseboats is quite impressive and varied.
The waters of Vembanad are smooth, clear, and clean and it makes for a very pleasant break leaving out of the rainbow cruises jetty...and others I am assuming. This is BIG BUSINESS here. Suggest that you need a local guide or person who can negotiate and aid your selection of the correct type craft to use plus the options that might be available for drink and food. But well worth your time; great fun and very relaxing.
Written 2 April 2019
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Sinjana .
Bengaluru, India100 contributions
Mar 2019
We visited last week in March and the lake was still full of birds. The migratory birds abound the lake from November to Feb. This is also the longest lake in India. The sunrise was magical. I posted a video and wrote about it on my blog.
Written 31 March 2019
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