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Ashtamudi Backwaters Kerala

The most-visited backwater and lake in Kerala, Ashtamudi Lake is located in the Kollam district of Kerala. It is filled with palm groves and coconut trees on the banks. Ashtamudi means eight-cornered in the local dialect because the lake consists of eight channels.

Ashtamudi Lake is also the second largest lake in Kerala ((16 km long) and merges with the sea through the Neendakara estuary. Boat riding and houseboats organized by District Tourism Promotion Council are some of the common activities in the place.

The most popular and longest backwater route is between Kollam and Allapuzha. The journey is eight-hour long and filled with coconut groves, palm trees, chirps of colorful birds, and many such beautiful experiences.

Taking a cruise on the serene waters of Ashtamudi Lake is indeed a treat to your eyes.

  • Nearest airport - Trivandrum International Airport, around 70 km
  • Nearest station- Kollam Junction, around 2 km