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    Location: Vembanad kayal, Ambalapuzha, Alleppey, Kerala 688006, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 2 hours

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    Vembanad lake is a major tourist spot in Kerala. It is not only one of the largest lakes in Kerala but also one of the longest lakes in India. The area of the lake is 2033 square kilometers. Vembanad lake has three names in three different places. Punnamada Lake in Kuttanad, Kochi Lake in Kochi, and Vembanad lake in Kottayam.


    It is one of the most attractive places in the town.The Vembanad lake plays an important role in ecology and livelihood activities as well. The lake has large numbers of waterfowl in India. It is a perfect home for both various fishes and migrant birds. 

    Moreover, rice farming, fish farming, tourism, coir retting, and lime shell collection have developed around this lake.


    Indian man transporting his crop by Kettuvallam (a traditional Indian boat) on Vembanad Lake in Kumarakom.

    The confluence of six rivers is found as the source of Vembanad lake. The six rivers are Achankovil River, Manimala River, Meenachil River, Muvattupuzha River, Pamba River, and Periyar River

    Vembanad lake has a dark history. The history of drownings that have turned up over the past years. In spite of this history, Vembanad plays an important role not only in Kerala but also in India.

    Inside/Outside Views

    A tourist boat passes through a traditional Kerala houseboat on the backwater of Vembanad Lake.

    The whole view of This place is amazing. The Vembanad lake is a unique combination of natural beauty. This is a beautiful place for family, friends and even to hang out alone. There are various recreational activities like hiking, boating, and fishing that bring freshness to the body and mind. Even the atmosphere here is so enchanting that no one actually wants to go. Besides this place is neat and clean.

    Opening Hours

    The visiting time of the Vembanad lake is from 10 am to 6 pm for all days of the week.

    Entry & Others Fees

    No entry fee is needed.It is free of cost.

    How to Reach

    By train: The closest rail station to Vembanad lake is the Ernakulam Railway Junction in Kochi.

    By Bus: Bus, cab, or auto-rickshaw are available to reach Vembanad Lake by road from Kochi.

    By Air: The nearest airport to Vembanad lake is the Cochin International Airport, which is about 16 km away.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should take a small bag where you can take all the essential things of yours.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is safe to visit Vembanad lake.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed 

    Que-03: What is the best time to visit Vembanad lake?

    Ans: The best time to visit the Vembanad lake is from November to March for outdoor activities. 

    Que-04: Are there any parking facilities in Vembanad?

    Ans: Yes, parking facilities are available.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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