Punnamada Lake (likewise called Punnamada Kayal) is a piece of the Vembanad Lake, which is the greatest lake in Kerala. Vembanad Lake ranges to various regions in Kerala. Henceforth, it is called by various names at various parts of Kerala. At the point when the lake achieves Kuttanad, it is called Punnamada Lake or Punnamada Kayal. The Port of Kochi is situated around two islands the Willingdon Island and Vallarpadam which lie in this lake. The lake is called Kochi Lake in this piece of Kerala. The renowned Annual Nehru Trophy Race of Kerala is likewise led on parts of Punnamada Lake. The Kochi Lake is a bit of the Vembanad Lake, which is situated in and around the Kochi Mainland.
Kochi Lake frames home for a few gatherings of little islands, which incorporate Vypin, Mulavukad, Vallarpadam and Willingdon Island. Kochi Lake is home for the Kochi Port, which has been worked around the Willingdon Island, and also the Vallarpadam Island. Punnamada wetland framework has a wide crossing region of more than 2033.02sqkm subsequently making it the biggest wetland framework in India. The real part which intrigues the advanced researchers and vacationers alike is the Barrier Island which isolates the crisp water lake from the saline marine water. The trenches connect the lake to the next new water assets and lakes which keep the inflow of the crisp water into this water body.
Punnamada Lake encompasses three principle islands of Kerala, which are Pathiramanal, Perumbalam and Pallippuram. The islands are situated on the most stretched out piece of the lake where the width of the lake is broadest in expansiveness, roughly 14km. The lake is an expansion of Vembanad Kayal, which ranges from Alappuzha in the south to Azheekkode in the north. The aggregate territory which is depleted by the lake is 15,770sqkm, which is right around 40% of the aggregate zone of Kerala state. The territory of the surface overflow is 21,900km which is 30% of the aggregate surface water asset of Kerala. Thus, Punnamada Lake is the biggest surface water biological community of India. The place has along these lines turn into a noteworthy vacation destination in Kerala.