Indeed backwaters are a major attraction in Kerala. Hence a visit to the land will not be complete without some time near a lake. Famed as the longest in India, Vembanad Lake has a unique charm that allures tourists to it. The placid blue lake, emerald green shores and the soothing sun giving a golden tinge to the scenery etch an unforgettable memory for the visitors. During the month of August, an exciting water sports — Nehru Trophy Boat Race — is conducted in the lake. People from far and wide come to enjoy the inexplicable thrill of the race.