Vembanad Lake

About Vembanad Lake:

The lake is one of the most beautiful and serene ones I have ever seen with coconut and banana farms on the shore. An absolute sight to behold especially as the sun is going down and reinforces the belief that Kerala is indeed God’s own country.

Vembanad is the longest lake in India, as well as the largest lake in the state of Kerala. The lake has an area of 230 square kilometers and a maximum length of 96.5 km. Spanning several districts in the state of Kerala, it is known as Vembanadu Lake in Kottayam, Vaikom, Changanassery, Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha, Punnappra, Kuttanadu and Kochi Lake in Kochi.

The Rice Bowl of Kerala, has the lowest altitude in India, and is also one of the few places in world where cultivation takes place below sea level. Kuttanad lies on the southern portion of Vembanad. The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is conducted in a portion of the lake.

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Vembanad Lake is an enchanting picnic spot and a fast developing backwater tourism destination.
Best Time to Visit: November, Monsoon, December, January, Winter, February, March, Spring
Location: Alappuzha, Kerala, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Cochin International Airport

The nearest Airport Cochin International Airport . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Cochin International Airport to Vembanad Lake is 81.6kms

Railway Station: Kottayam Railway Station

The nearest Railway station Kottayam Railway Station. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Kottayam Railway Station to Vembanad Lake is 14.4kms

Bus Stand: Kumarakom Junction Bus Stop

The nearest Bus Stand is Kumarakom Junction Bus Stop . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Kumarakom Junction Bus Stop to Vembanad Lake is 2.1kms

Image Credits: Google