Top 5 Famous Lakes in kerala that You Must Visit
Kerala is situated in the southwest of India. It is known as Gods on Country and it is the most popular tourist destinations in India. Kerala tourism mainly focus up on the Backwater , Lakes and Houseboat rides. There are number of sightseeing attractions and Kerala blessed with 34 lakes. Let’s see the list, of most beautiful lakes in Kerala.
1. Vembanad lake
Vembanad lake is the longest lake in India. This Lake is also known as Punnamada Lake. It is connecting popular districts of Kerala such as Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Kottayam. So it is called in different names. Vallarpadam and Willingdon Island are located in the Kochi Lake portion. Vembanad lake is the main water source of the state.
2. Ashtamudi Lake
Ashtamudi Lake situated in Kollam district and it is the second largest lake in Kerala. The lake is surrounded by cliffs and swaying coconut palms. It has a unique wetland ecosystem and the lake is shaped like a palm tree. Ashtamudi Lake also known as gateway to the backwaters because of its 8 channels. Ashtamudi is famed for its magnificent views and attractions. Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram, Mayyanad Temple, Sasthamkotta, Thangassery are the places which is surrounded by the Ashtamudi Lake.
3. Pookode Lake in Wayanad
Pookode Lake located in Wayanad, the land of hills and valleys. The Lake is a scenic freshwater lake in the state. Pookode Lake contains plenty of blue lotus & fresh water fishes. Wayanad is the ever green forest in Kerala, so here we can see number of wild animals, birds and flies. Pookode Lake spread across 8.5 hectares. This lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kerala.
4. Vellayani Lake
Vellayani Kayal is the largest fresh water lakes in Trivandrum and located at a distance of 7 km from Kovalam. During the Onam fest, traditional boat racing organized here. You must visit the lake on moonlight nights and you will see like a mirror on the surface. It means the lake contain crystal-clear calm water.
5. Mananchira Lake
Mananchira Lake is the man made Fresh water lake located in the center of the city of Kozhikode. The lake was opened in 1994 and it is spread across 3.49 acres. It was built as a bathing pool in earlier time by Zamorin Mana Vikrama, the great feudal ruler of Kozhikode in 14th century. After that the erstwhile ruler of the Kozhikode Manadevan Samoothiri named it as Mananchira Lake.