Ashtamudi Backwaters Kerala
Glide over the placid backwater stretch of Ashtamudi in Kollam
Backwaters in Kerala - Ashtamudi is the second largest.
means, 'eight-armed', after the eight arms of the lake The Ashtamudi Lake
is the gateway to the backwaters.
Located in Kollam district, Ashtamudi is
famed for its panoramic for its magnificent views.
There are coconut groves and
palm trees all along the banks of the lake and the monotony is broken by the
quiet town of Kollam.
The Kollam Boat Club provides boats to cruise on the lake. You can also go on a
backwater cruise starting at Kollam and ending the journey at Alappuzha. Beside
the coconut palms, all along the waterline one can see the famous Chinese
Kollam was once the port of international spice trade. 30% of this
historic town is covered by the renowned Ashtamudi Lake.
The eight hour trip between Kollam and Alappuzha is the longest backwater
cruise in Kerala.
The Scenic and Calm Ashtamudi
Lake is located in the
Kollam district of Kerala. One of the biggest Backwaters of Kerala, this lake
boasts of a magnificent view.
Lake, which covers a
major portion of Kollam district in the south, is the second largest lake and
is considered the gateway to the Backwaters.
The backdrop of Chinese fishing nets
lends an oriental ambience. The quiet town of Kollam is situated on the edge of this lake.
The exceedingly beautiful Ashtamudi Lake is fringed with coconut groves and
Some picturesque promontories extend from the north side. One can
hire boats for cruising through the placid lake, from the Kollam Boat Club.
Backwater Cruising on this lake from
Kollam to Alappuzha lulled by the lapping waters and the shade of swaying palm
fronds is an enthralling experience.
The famous 'Cheena Vala' or Chinese
fishing nets dot the waterline along the cruise.