The Vembanad Lake is situated 16 kms from Kottayam town. The large network of rivers and canals of Kottayam empty into this lake. This enchanting lake has emerged as an important tourist spot in Kottayam and a famous backwater tourist destination in Kerala. This tourist spot provides boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences that are truly exhilarating. The lake comes alive during Onam with the spectacular snake boat races. It is very amazing to watch hundred of oarsmen in one boat, slicing their way through the waters to the fast rhythm of their own full throated singing.
Traditional Cargo boats called Kettuvallams are modified into Cruise boats and House boats, with all basic facilities like kitchen, toilet, bathrooms, sit outs and other facilities of the house . These boats gracefully move around the back waters, providing the tourists an oppurtunity to enjoy the beauty of the Vembanad Lake.. Vembanad Lake has a small beautiful island called Pathiramanal or the Midnight sands. This lonely island in the Vemabanad Lake is accessible only by boat. Vembanad Lake is a must see destination in Kottayam.
Cochin international airport 82.5 km.
Kottayam bus station, Nagampadam, 14.0 km.
Kottayam railway station 14.5 km.
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