Also known as Vembanad Kayal, the lake is the largest in Kerala and the longest in India. The longest railway line in India, Vembanad Rail Bride is also named after the lake. Providing a gateway to the well-known Kerala Backwaters, Vembanad Lake is a sight for sore eyes in itself. Cruises amidst the tranquil waters in luxurious houseboats is one of the most well-liked activities on the lake. The cruises range from those for a few hours to a few days. The contrast of the tall coconut trees fringing the cyanic waters makes for a stunning view.
Where is it?
Spanning a huge area of more than 2, 000 square kilometers, Vembanad Kayal is located in Kerala, surrounded by the districts of Kottayam, Alappuzha and Ernakulam. It serves as the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala. The Vembanad Lake surrounds the small, scenic islands of Pathiramanal, Perumbalam and Pallippuram. It is easily accessible from Kochi on all its sides.
Why Should You Visit?