Kerala's famed backwaters is nourished by over 40 rivers, and with 29 major lakes, innumerable streams, tributaries, canals, ponds, deltas and estuaries. These waterways are almost ubiquitous along the cost, stretching 560 kilometres down its length from Hosdurg in the north to Thiruvananthapuram in the south. At the centre of it lies Kerala's largest lake, the Vembanad Lake, with an area of 205 square kilometres, sprawling over three districts. Three large rivers pour their souls into the Vembanad - The Periyar at Kochi, the Meenachil at Kottayam and the Pamba, at Alappuzha. At the scenic village of Kumarakom, the lake is six kilometres wide, its opposite bank out of sight, and the strong breeze that billows in lashes the water surface with huge waves, on a sliver of land sandwiched between Vembanad Lake and paddy fields is Backwater Breeze.