Punnamada Lake or Punnamada Kayal is an extension of the Vembanad Lake. This lake spreads over the Kuttanad region in Alappuzha district. The area around this lake is a scenic beauty and is covered with large coconut trees and areca nut trees. There are small boats sailing through the lake for transportation. A journey in such boats provides a picturesque view of the paddy fields, canals and the palm groves. All these are worth to be captured. Houseboats are also available and a cruise in this is really a memorable one.
It is here that the famous boat race called as Nehru Trophy boat race is conducted annually. It is held on the second Saturday of the month August yearly. Thousands of people gather here to enjoy the boat race.