Vembanad Lake

Vembanad Lake in Kumarakom is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia. Vembanad Lake locally known as Vembanad Kayal is famous for its exceptional scenic beauty, lush green surroundings and exciting houseboat cruises. Also a popular picnic spot in Kerala, the Vembanad Lake provides excellent facilities for boat cruising, fishing and sightseeing tours. Most of the luxury houseboat cruises start from the Vembanad Lake jetty and travel down the enchanting Kerala backwaters. A houseboat cruise in and around Vembanad Lake provides an ideal way to enjoy the unmatched scenic charm of Kerala backwaters.

The beautiful serene Vembanad Lake comes alive during the festive occasion of Onam (held August/September) when spectacular snake boat races and colorful cultural programs are held.