Are you planning a cruise to the beautiful backwaters of Kerala? Everybody knows that Kerala is famous for its mind-blowing backwaters and rivers and people who visit the beautiful state never forget to enjoy a bit of backwater cruising. For them Ashtamudi Lake can be a good choice which is the gateway to backwaters. In fact, Ashtamudi backwaters is the second largest backwater stretches in Kerala where one can enjoy unforgettable and exhilarating houseboat cruises.
Located in the Kollam district in Kerala, the enchanting Ashtamudi backwater stretch lies next to the scenic Vembanad Lake. There are many things to watch and explore in the deep and large wetland ecosystem of this Kerala backwaters. The most interesting feature of this lake is that it has the shape of a palm. Astamudi literally means ‘eight cone’ in Malayalam and the lake got this unique name because of its special topography of the backwaters.
The Lake provides transport facilities for people from Kollam to Alappuzha. Travelers who visit Kerala find it interesting to enjoy backwater cruises along the stunning backwaters of the state. These trips provide them the opportunities to enjoy the eye-catching sceneries around the backwaters. If you prefer to enjoy backwater cruising during your trip to Kerala, you can hire a luxury houseboat for that. A lot of exciting attractions are waiting for you during your eight hours houseboat journey through Ashtamudi backwaters.
It must be a fabulous experience for the travelers to catch the glimpses of the majesty of Ashtamudi backwaters. You can hire a houseboat from Kollam to enjoy an 8-hour cruise along the stunning backwaters of this lake. Many tourists prefer Kollam-Alappuzha backwater cruise as it is the longest and most famous houseboat cruising in the state. The banks of the beautiful lake lined with so many swaying coconut palms which provide truly a panoramic view to the travelers who enjoy the backwater cruising in the Ashtamudi Lake.
People around the backwater stretches of Ashtamudi are engaged in different activities like coir manufacturing, cashew trading and coconut husk retting. You will be delighted to see fishermen catching fish using Chinese fishing nets on the way to your backwater cruising in Ashtamudi Lake.
Kollam is the nearest railway station to the backwater Ashtamudi which is hardly 2 kilometers away. The nearest Trivandrum International Airport is around 70km from Ashtamudi Lake. Take a boat trip along the mind-blowing backwaters of this gorgeous lake and enjoy the beauty of surroundings and its unique ecosystem