Kayamkulam Lake, spread over an area of 60 sq km, is one of the most scenic backwaters in Kerala
. It is a shallow lake which merges in the sea at Kayamkulam barrage. With a length of 30 km, Kayamkulam Lake is a favorite destination for nature lovers. House boat facilities are available for the tourists.
Kayamkulam Lake connects Ashtamudi lake by the Chavara - Panmana canal. Kayamkulam Sri Vittala Temple and Kayamkulam Thermal Power Plant are easily accessible.