Vembanad lake, beautiful tourist spot in alappuzha – largest lake in kerala
Vembanad lake, longest fresh water lake in india
Vembanad lake spread in different districts of kerala, it is one of the greater lake in india. it spreading approximately 200 square km. vembanad lake lies at alappuzha, kottayam and ernakulam. the lake is the largest lake in kerala. also it is the destination point of many rivers flowing in these districts, they are achankovil, pamba, meenachilar, moovattu puzha etc. a portion of this lake at alappuzha known as punnamada lake. this kerala lake is attracting thousands of tourists and earning money through back water tourism.
the house like boats seen in the back water is called kettuvallams, these are the main attraction of the lake, the boat has a greater facilities as like you are in home. nehru trophy boat race is a popular boat race host at punnamada lake, a lot of snake boats become the part of boat race. there is about 100 peoples become the part of a snake boat, similarly more than 30 snake boat at this event appearing at same time is a beautiful attraction in vembanad lake.
However the vembanad lake not only a tourist spot but also a heritage of kerala culture Pathiramanal island is one of the lesser known island in alappuzha, this is sitauated at vembanad lake, the other attraction of this lake is when it will relate to kottayam, kumarakam bird sanctuary located at the banks of this lake. the sanctuary known as the paradise of birds in kerala. the boating in the back waters will give you a memorable experience.
Such a beautiful lake in kerala is necessary to reserve as the part of our culture, but vembanad lake face some environmental issues by the activities of humans, when you reach once at this place, it will you call again and again to feel the beauty of the lake and experience of boating.