Renowned as one of the largest lakes in India, the Vembanad Lake is a major tourist attraction in Alleppey. Housing a myriad of beautiful houseboats, the lake is the centre of Kerala backwaters. The snake boat race known as Vallamkali is the main attraction that draws a huge crowd alongside the lake. Moreover, there is Kumarakom bird Sanctuary located at the east coast of the lake which is the home to thousands of bird species in India. Dotted with pristine blue water, coconut palms, exotic plant species and lush green surroundings, the Vembanad Lake is a never to miss holiday destination in Alleppey.