A well-known attraction of Kerala, Vembanad Lake is the longest lake in India and the largest in Kerala. As the lake spans over several districts in the state of Kerala, it is known by different names in different regions like Punnamada Lake in Kuttanad and Kochi Lake in Kochi.
The lake plays host to the famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race which is conducted here during the Onam season. People from different regions participate in the race which makes it a popular event.
The lake is identified under National Wetlands Conservation Programme by the Government. It is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. One can also spot a variety of migratory birds on the lake. The famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is located on the east coast of the lake.
Vembanad Lake is famous for its backwaters where people can enjoy cruising in beautiful houseboats. The picturesque beauty and tranquility of the lake allures tourists from all over the world. A number of houseboats can be seen lined up on the lake which adds to the beauty of the lake and make it more enchanting.