The longest lake in India, Vembanad Lake flows across several districts in Kerala. It is called by several names including Punamada Lake, Kochi Lake, and Vembanad Lake. Among the major highlights of this lake is Kettuvallams (houseboats), numerous resorts along the banks and the famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race.
2. Pathiramanal, Alleppey
Pathiramanal means ‘Sands of the Night’. A small lake island on the backwaters of Lake Vembanad, it is an ideal spot to observe birds. There are more than 91 species of local and 50 species of migratory birds. Explore the island and you will be surprised to find yourself surrounded by some rare species of birds and chirping sound coming from everywhere. Read also – Romantic destination in India
3.Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple, Alleppey
Also called ‘Dwarka of the South’, Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple is said to be built between 15th – 17th century AD. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, the temple is one of the oldest shrines in the region. The main deity in the temple is Parthasarathi, which is another name for Lord Krishna. Best homestay in kannur The idol is carved out of black granite and has a conch (shankh) in the left hand and holds a whip in right hand. The temple has traditional Kerala style architecture and is famous for its unique prasad – Pal Payasam, a milk and rice pudding.