Ashtamudi Back waters

Ashtamudi Backwaters Kerala

Glide over the placid backwater stretch of Ashtamudi in Kollam

Backwaters in Kerala - Ashtamudi is the second largest. 

Ashtamudi 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 fishing nets.

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.

The Ashtamudi 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 palm trees. 

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.