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It is none other than the beautiful and pure rivers, rivulets as well as lakes flowing through Kerala that makes it God’s Own Country. Numerous small rivulets make water bodies sealed from all sides. These water bodies gradually transmute themselves into big lakes. These lakes in Kerala flow silently and rot at a place. Though, these are constantly gushed in with fresh water from streams or by the rainfalls. Kerala can be represented as a “land of lakes”, as it is sanctified with 34 lakes which are continually packed with twinkling clean water. Be it the pleasure of staying in houseboat, or having fun during adventurous water sports, or watching the energizing boat races, these lakes have always and almost touched all vacationers in Kerala.

Let’s take a look at some “must-visit” lakes when you are in Kerala:

1. Ashtamudi Lake in Kovalam:

Ashtamudi Lake

It is in the name why this lake is been named so. It has 8 cones or channels; which makes Ashtamudi Lake the 16 kms long lake and the second largest in Kerala. It finds its way into the sea through the Neendakara bay. With the surface area of 23.7 sq mts this lake offers visitors a journey in the luxurious houseboats, view of the waterways as well as water bound villages, tall palm and coconut trees.

2. Sasthamcotta Lake in Kollam:

Sasthamcotta Lake

It being the biggest freshwater lake in the state derived its name from the Sastha temple situated at its bank. Widely known as the “Queen of Lakes” the water of the lake is testified to be free of common salt or other minerals and metals. The major attraction of the lake is the monkeys residing at the trees on the banks of the lake. These monkeys do not harm the visitors of the temple and visitors also enjoy feeding these friendly monkeys with nuts.

3. Vellayani Lake in Thiruvananthapuram:

Vellayani Lake

Vellayani Lake is the largest lake with clam and freshwater in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. Visit this lake during the full-moon night and you will see the heaven on earth. The boat race at the time of Onam calls for many tourists. Watch the eye-catching sunset here and you would certainly stay here to spend your time in the cool and comfy breeze blowing here.

4. Vembanad Lake in Kumarakom:

Vembanad lake in kumarakom

Vembanad Lake is one of the largest lakes in God’s own country, Kerala. The Nehru Trophy boat race is held on this Vembanad lake. The Vembanad Kayal is connected popular districts of Kerala like as Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Kottayam. This lake is most popular destination for Kerala backwaters. You can also watch amazing sunset view from this lake. You can enjoy boating, fishing & unique sightseeing experiences on Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom.

5. Pookode Lake in Wayanad:

Pookode Lake

This Lake with the shape of India’s map has the perpetual fresh water, snuggled in the middle of forested hills. The Pookode lake has plenty of blue lotus as well as fresh water fishes. The forests neighbouring the lake embrace numerous wild animals, birdies and flies. The group of Blue Water Lily flowers dispersed throughout the lake catches visitors’ attention. You can enjoy boat ride, shopping and also visit spices emporium and fresh water aquarium here.

6. Paravur Lake in Kollam:

Paravur Lake

This is relatively a much smaller lake than its other equivalents in Kerala. It conquers an area of simply 6.62 sq kms. The Paravur lake is the finish point of the Ithikkara River, and is irrigated by the stream too. The lake was connected to Edava Lake and Ashtamudi Lake as partition of the Trivandrum – Shoranur canal scheme ever since the late 19th century.

7. Vadakkechira Lake in Thrissur:

Vadakkechira Lake

It is not actually a lake rather it’s a pond and one of the four oldest ponds in Thrissur city of Kerala. Vadakkechira Lake has fountains, pools, seats, rock garden and a gallery to take a great look of this lake. The pond is a 4 hectare ecological unit with far-reaching shrubberies, birdies, sacred groves and butterfly parks. You can spend your evening hours without a thought here.

Lakes of Kerala are a beautiful gift to the nature and humanity from God. These lakes not only offer you coolness and comfort but are also important from the point of view of health. Anytime in Kerala, you would love to visit to these lakes again and again. Contact SreesTours – Kerala’s leading tour & travel operator who offers Kerala tour packages at best prices.

Image Courtesy: Ashtamudi LakeSasthamcotta LakeVellayani LakePookode LakeParavur Lake, Vadakkechira Lake