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Vembanad Lake  

  Kochi , Kerala.
FREE

  • Botanical garden and park
    Category
    Botanical garden and park
  • duration
    Duration
    2 - 3 Hours
  • mobile_voucher
    Mobile Voucher
    Accepted
  • bird spotting
    Bird spotting
    Zone
  • parking
    Parking
    Available
  • snacks counter
    Snacks counter
    Available
  • photographer
    Photographer
    Available
  • baby friendly
    Couple
    Friendly
  • ExploreBees
    Baby
    Friendly
  • sitting area
    Sitting Area
    Available
  • activity zone
    Activity Zone
    Available
  • ExploreBees
    Children's play area
    Available
  • water games
    Water game
    Available
  • boating
    Boating
    Available
  • ferry ride
    Ferry ride
    Available
  • lake
    Lake
    Available
  • security guard
    Security guard
    Available
  • dustbin
    Dustbin
    Available

Ticket

  • free entry
    free entry
  • adult ticket
    Adult
    FREE
  • children ticket
    Children
    FREE
  • mobile camera
    Mobile Camera
    FREE
  • still camera
    still camera
    FREE
  • video camera
    Video Camera
    FREE

Description

Vembanad Lake situated in the southwest coast of India, in the state of kerala. Vembanad lake also called Vembanad Kayal or Vembanad Kol. (it is known as Punnamada Lake in Kuttanad, Kochi Lake in Kochi.) is the longest lake in India, and the largest lake in the state of Kerala. It is also counted as one of the largest lakes in India. Spanning several districts in the state of Kerala, The lake, an enchanting picnic spot, and a fast developing backwater tourism destination provide boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences that are truly exhilarating.  It is part of an extensive wetland system with the largest source of surface water. A number of rivers flow into the lake making it deep and vast. The lake is divided into 2 halves by a saltwater barrier and you can see the difference between the brackish and fresh water. It was constructed to prevent intrusion of seawater. Just cruising along the lake can make your trip worthwhile, as you can see parts of 3 districts which surround the lake. The famous Kumarakom tourist village is on the eastern coast of the lake, the bird sanctuary can also be seen nearby. If you want to spend a couple of days, hire the services of a houseboat and spend a day each on the 3 islands in the lake where you can dine and stay the night. Pathiramanal, a dreamer’s paradise is one such. The serene lake comes alive during Onam with a spectacular water regatta - the snake boat races. It is indeed amazing to watch oarsmen, at least a hundred in one boat, slice their way through the waters to the fast rhythm of their own full-throated singing. The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is conducted in a portion of the lake. High levels of pollution have been noticed at certain hotspots of the Vembanad backwaters. Government of India has identified the Vembanad wetland under National Wetlands Conservation Programme. The Vembanad wetland system covers an area of over 2033.02 km²  thereby making it the largest wetland system in India. 


Tips

  •  The migratory birds arrive at the lake from November to Feb, so it's the best time to visit.
  • You don’t really need guides for visiting the lake. The boatmen here can also tell you a lot about the lake

Operational Hours

January to December
Monday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Last Admission 05:00 PM

Things to carry

  • id card
    Id card
  • camera
    camera
  • selfi stick
    Selfi stick
  • water bottle
    Water bottle
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses
  • cap
    Cap
  • medicine
    Medicine
  • sun cream
    Sunscreen
  • power bank
    Power Bank
  • Food or Snacks
    Food or Snacks

Things Not Allowed

  • no alcohol
    alcohol
  • no weapons
    Weapons
  • no pets
    Pets
  • no skate board
    Skate board
  • no smoking
    Smoking
  • no wifi
    Wifi
  • no plastic bag
    Plastic Bag

Near By

  • atm
    ATM
    0.6 KM
  • fuel station
    Fuel Station
    0.8 KM
  • restaurant
    Restaurant
    0.4 KM
  • hospital
    Hospital
    1.2 KM
  • pharmacy
    Pharmacy
    0.5 KM
  • hotel
    Hotel
    0.8 KM
  • bus stop
    Bus Stop
    0.6 KM
  • train
    Train
    6.4 KM
  • taxi
    TAXI
    5.0 KM
  • beach
    Beach
    8.2 KM

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