Backwaters

Punnamada Lake

Punnamada Lake

Punnamada Lake

Punnamada is a backwater beauty that has found mentions in folk and film songs in Kerala

Punnamada lake is a charm that definitely needs to be explored on your visit to Alleppey. Part of Vembanad, the largest lake in Kerala, Punnamada is a backwater beauty that has found mentions in folk and film songs in Kerala. The backwaters of Kerala need no introduction owing to its serene ambience that lulls you into a relaxing mood. Punnamada is one such lake where the famous Nehru trophy boat race takes place annually. The enthralling race is one of the most awaited events by both locals and foreigners alike where the people get fiery watching the snake boats glide past in style through the backwaters. During the Onam festival, people from near and far gather here to celebrate with music, dance and feasts.

The lake extends from Alappuzha in the south to Azhikode in the north, covering the three main islands of Pathiramanal, Perumbalam and Pallippuram. Travellers can take a scenic boat tour around the lake and taste the delicious local cuisine where fresh seafood is prepared in the traditional Kerala style. The place is also rich in history and heritage as it is bounded by numerous temples, churches, museums and other cultural landmarks.  


How to Reach

By Road

By Road
Alappuzha Bus Stand, about 2.9 km
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By Rail

By Rail
Alappuzha Railway Station, about 6.6 km
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By Air
By Air
Cochin International Airport, about 83.4 km
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