Vembanad Lake | Kerala Backwater


The vast array of rivers and canals with which Kottayam is blessed empty themselves into the picturesque Vembanad Lake. It's a lovely place to go for a picnic and it's also turned into a prominent backwater destination. There are many options for boating, fishing and sightseeing in the area. Kumarakom Tourist Village has plenty of house boating and holiday packages available. With stunning Snake Boat Races, Onam brings new life to these waters. As oarsmen in large numbers dictate the rhythm of the underwater, one is transported to a whole new dimension.

Vembanad Lake emits sapphire and emerald hues. The sight of emerald green coconut fringes flanked by the sapphire led backwaters is a delight for the eyes. With a length of 96 km and a width of 14 km, Vembanad Lake is recognized as India's longest lake and Kerala's largest water reservoir. It's also the heart of Kerala backwater. People from around the world come here for a boat ride and spoil themselves in the backwaters ' scenic beauty.



Kumarakom's serene and quiet backwater turns into a starlit affair during the Onam and snake boat race festival. During these festivals, the backwater springs back to life as thousands of people gather to cheer for their favorite Chundan Vallams to chase the fastest title. More than just a sporting event, this grand carnival calls both the international and domestic crowd to cheer the participants involved in an energetic activity.

Canoes and houseboats are best recommended to cross the length and breadth of Vembanad Lake. Life at Vembanad Lake is running very slowly. Vembanad Lake is known for its serenity, peace and the aquatic animals that breed here. Houseboat ride in Vembanad Lake will take tourists to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and small islands where they can see paddy plantations, hyacinths, traditional fishing style, and truly exciting sightseeing experience. Tourists can also spot fascinating yet beautiful avian species thriving in the temperate season. For photographers, the lake is nothing less than a bountiful ride that shows them the most pristine form of nature. The lake's surroundings are too good - to - be - true.

ADDRESS

Kumarakom North, Kottayam, Kerala, 686566, India

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Kottayam, about 13 km

Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 63 km

Accommodation facilities within 10 Km


HOTEL

ILLIKKALAM Lakeside Cottages

New Nazareth Road, Kumarakom
Phone: 481-2524234 9495735152
Mobile: 9447024234,9495735152
HOTEL

Paradise Resorts

Near Nazreth Church
Kumarakom South P. O.
Phone: 481-2524721 2524983
Mobile: 9745000498, 8088140150
HOTEL

Karma Chakra

Near Nazreth Church
Phone: 481- 2526252 2526253
Mobile: 9446080121
HOMESTAY

Coconut Creek Farm & Home Stay

Ponnattusseril
New Nazareth Church Road
Phone: 481-2524203 
Mobile: 9895729278, 9447320261
RESORT

Edassery Kayal Resort

Ward # 09, Block#12, Near Nasrath Church, Kumarakom South
Phone: 481-2453762 
Mobile: 9495006626
HOTEL

Back Water Ripples

Kumarakom, Kottayam District
Phone: 481-2523600 2523300
Mobile: 9447812345
HOTEL

Backwater Ripples Pvt. Ltd.

Nazerath Church Road
Phone: 481-2523600 2523300
Mobile: 9447756700, 9446015404
AYURVEDA CENTRE

Vedasparsh Ayurveda Center

Backwater Ripples Pvt. Ltd.
Nazerath Church Road
Phone: 481-2565404 2563404, 2523600, 2523300, 2566404
RESORT

Park Regis Aveda Kumarakom

V/240 A, Amankari Road
Phone: 481-2525500 
Mobile: 9072845000, 9847474220
AYURVEDA CENTRE

Abad Whispering Palms

Nazareth Church Road
Konchumada
Phone: 481-2523819 2523824
Mobile: 9895702993
HOTEL

Abad Hotels & Resorts

New Nazarath Road
Konchumada
Phone: -2523819 484 4144000, 2381122
AYURVEDA CENTRE

Maya Spa

The Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort and Spa, V 235 A1 to A54
Karottukayal
Phone: 481-2527272 2527207, 2527282
Mobile: 9946105520
RESORT

The Zuri Kumarakom, Kerala Resort & Spa

V 235 A1 to A54
Karottukayal, Kumarakom
Phone: 481-2527272 2527282
HOTEL

Eastend Lakesong

Ammankari Road, Kumarakom, Kottayam
Phone: 481-2526300 
Mobile: 9446001498
HOMESTAY

NallaThanka Nest Farm & Homestay

Ammankari Road
Near Kumarakom Boat Jetty
Phone: 481-2524109 2526168
Mobile: 9995445441, 9995946619
RESORT

Waterscapes (KTDC)

KTDC Backwater Resort
Kumarakom North
Phone: 481-2525861 2524258, 2527650, 2525862
Mobile: 9400008621, 9400008622, 9400008620
HOMESTAY

Aqua Lillies Water Front Homestay

OruvettitharaPolice Station RoadNear Attippedika Bus StandKumarakom PO
Phone: 481-2526677 
Mobile: 9847968677
GRIHASTALI

Kodianthara Heritage Home

Behind St.John Knanaya Church
Phone: 481-2524314 
Mobile: 9495333849, 9497663128
HOTEL

Dubai Hotel

Opposite St. Johns Attamangalam Church
Phone: 481-2525821 2525150, 2523511
Mobile: 9447052582
HOMESTAY

Vinnca Lake House

Pallichira P.O. 
Phone: 481-2526136 
Mobile: 9776149999
AYURVEDA CENTRE

Ayurmana

Kumarakom Lake Resort
Phone: 481-2524900 2524501, 2524987
HOTEL

Kumarakom Lake Resort

Phone: 481-2524900 
RESORT

Ashirwad Heritage Resorts

Ward No.2
Chakrampady
Phone: 481-2527100 
Mobile: 8943334605
RESORT

Cocobay Resort

Phone: 423-2443904 2443580-82 & 2440978-83
HOTEL

Lakshmi Hotel & Resorts

Phone: 481-2523313 
HOTEL

Club Mahindra Kumarakom

Near Chakrampady Bus Stand
Kumarakom North
Phone: 481-2525826 2525638
Mobile: 8943334140
HOTEL

Taj Kumarakom Resort & Spa

1/404, Kavanattinkara
Phone: 481-2525711 2525716
HOMESTAY

Meenakshi Homestay

Near Bird Sanctuary
Kavanatinkara
Mobile: 9447358356, 9497226048, 8075380269
HOTEL

Coconut Lagoon

Kumarakom
Phone: 481-2528200 484-4261711 (Reservation)
AYURVEDA CENTRE

Coconut Lagoon Ayurvedic Centre

Kumarakom
Phone: 481-2525834-36 2523572-74
Mobile: 9061009164
HOMESTAY

Vembanad House

Puthen Kayal 
Muhamma P.O.
Phone: 478-2868696 
Mobile: 9895061561, 9441731333
HOTEL

Royal Riviera Hotels & Resorts

Cheepunkal P. O.
Kumarakom 
Phone: 481-2526702 2526703
Mobile: 9562736000, 9562626000 , 9599965690
HOTEL

The Manor Backwater Resort

Cheepunkal
Phone: 481-2526328 2526329, 2526330, 2526331
RESORT

Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort

Janasakthi Road
Kayippuram
Phone: 478-2861970 
RESORT

Deshadan Backwater Resort

Poojaveli Temple Road
Kayipuram
Phone: 478-2584055 2321518
Mobile: 9447459912
HOTEL

Green Fields

Kaippuzamuttu
Cheepungal P. O.
Phone: 481-2523222 2523444, 2523994
Mobile: 9388356875
RESORT

Shanthitheeram Resort

Phone: 478-2583379 2582295
Mobile: 9495086751
HOMESTAY

Orchid Lake View

Mobile: 9633200142, 9447718663, 8086302786, 9447281961
HOMESTAY

Love Dale Lakeside Homestay

Pulikkalchirayil Varanam P.O. Puthenangady
Phone: 478-2584418 
Mobile: 9846210251
HOMESTAY

Pappa Stays

Thottungal House
Phone: 477-2292125 
Mobile: 8547148425
HOMESTAY

Parijatham Homestay

Kattathara, Peedikaparambil Building
Kanjiram Jetty Road, Near Kumarakom
Mobile: 9495850896, 8848806608
SERVICED VILLA

The Rain

VII/380A, Aspinwall
Kayaloram Road, Avalookunnu P.. O.
Mobile: 9846227772, 8593888444
HOTEL

The World Backwaters

Kannankara
Phone: 478-2583939 2584391
Mobile: 9496006610
HOMESTAY

Philipkutty’s Farm

Pallivathukal
Ambika Market P. O.
Phone: 4829-275130 276530
Mobile: 9895075130, 9847805528
HOMESTAY

GK's River View Home Stay

Thekkekaryil Pulikkuttysseri P.O.
Aymanam
Phone: 481-2597527 
Mobile: 9447197527
HOTEL

Kayaloram Heritage Lake Resort

Avilukkunnu P. O.
Phone: 477-2232040 2231572
Mobile: 9846008776, 9747532240
HOTEL

Punnamada Resort

Phone: 477-2233690 
Mobile: 9446433692
HOMESTAY

Kuttickatil Gardens Homestay

North-east Kumarakom
Arpookara West P O 
Mobile: 9495579316 , 9495188842
RESORT

Silver Sands Residency

S L Puram
Phone: 478-2864915 2864916, 2864917