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On this Valentine's Day, rekindle your love life with a romantic boat ride

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On this Valentine's Day, rekindle your love life with a romantic boat ride Make it an experience of a lifetime. Photo: Getty Images

Would you love to spend your Valentine's Day on a boat on one of Kerala's largest lakes? Vembanad Lake is one of the largest lakes in Kerala and it is spread across several districts in the state. You could start your trip from Kochi and travel across the waters to Kollam. 

Here are some of the amazing sights that you can see while you are on this trip.  Start from the boat jetty at Kochi and as you chug away, you will see the city silhouetted against the blue skies. 

On this Valentine's Day, rekindle your love life with a romantic boat ride The Kochi skyline. Photo: Getty Images

Once you go beyond, you get to see the Chinese Fishing nets, and a wide expanse of water spreads out in front of your eyes. 

On this Valentine's Day, rekindle your love life with a romantic boat ride The Chinese Fishing nets. Photo: Getty Images

The landscape keeps changing as you go. From tall buildings that hug the shore to rustic village life – you see it all when you are on a trip through this lake. 

On this Valentine's Day, rekindle your love life with a romantic boat ride Passing by the villages. Photo: Getty Images

Enjoy watching the birds in the sky, houseboats on the lake and the lush greens of rural areas. 

On this Valentine's Day, rekindle your love life with a romantic boat ride A houseboat. Photo: Getty Images

The waterway gets slightly busy when you reach Kumarakom and Alappuzha. There will be a lot of holidaymakers who prefer to stay on the houseboats. 

On this Valentine's Day, rekindle your love life with a romantic boat ride Houseboats on the lake. Photo: Getty Images

But as you chug along, you will see the village life in all its splendor. Click here for some wonderful pictures from Kumarakom.

On this Valentine's Day, rekindle your love life with a romantic boat ride A church in Alappuzha. Photo: Jimmy Kamballur

As you enter Alappuzha, you will see quaint churches and women making coir at one of those local shops. 

On this Valentine's Day, rekindle your love life with a romantic boat ride Baiting for the curry to be made in the afternoon. Photo: Jimmy Kamballur

Much of the daily life in this region depends on this waterway.  Farming, fishing and more revolve around this lake. 

On this Valentine's Day, rekindle your love life with a romantic boat ride Come September, these waters will come to life with the Nehru Trophy Boat race. Photo: Getty Images

You will pass also through the Punnamada Lake where the Nehru Trophy Boat races are held every year. 

On this Valentine's Day, rekindle your love life with a romantic boat ride A house by the water. Photo: Getty Images

And by the time you reach Kollam, you will have a good picture of Kerala etched into your minds.  And a happier you, of course. 

How to make this trip possible 

On this Valentine's Day, rekindle your love life with a romantic boat ride Beautiful sunsets are guaranteed. Photo: Getty Images

Hire a houseboat.  Well, it is expensive, but the good part is that you have the houseboat to yourself. If you are a small family or a group of friends, it is the best way to spend some quality time with your loved ones. 

If you are budget conscious, opt for Kerala State Water Transport Corporation boats, these are passenger boats. You can even break the journey and do it in different phases. 

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