Ranked among the longest lakes in India and the largest lakes in Kerala, Vembanad Lake is located in the Kumarakom region of Kottayam city. Kumarakom is a small island blessed with enchanting beauty and well-known for its backwaters. Tourists spend their leisure time in the lap of nature and refresh their soul. Apart from sightseeing, the lake also allows for outdoor activities like boating and fishing.
Vembanad Lake is also recognized as Punnamada Lake in Kuttanad and Kochi Lake in Kochi. Tourists visit this place specially to enjoy the snake boat race; one of the famous festivals of Kumarakom. The place is also enjoyed as a picnic spot. The lake looks amazing during Onam with the famous snake boat races. The rhythmically moving snake-boat, being rowed by expert rowers, carries around 100 people.
Also, one can visit the nearby attraction, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, located on the banks of Vembanad Lake. The place is a paradise for bird lovers as they can watch wide variety of Birds. Vembanad Lake is easily reachable by all modes of transportation. The nearest airport to Kumarakom is Cochin International airport and the nearest train station is Kottayam railway station, 16km away from the city. Kumarakom is well-connected by roads to all major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and other nearby places.