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Ashtamudi is categorised as Lakeside / Backwaters

Ashtamudi Lake (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2008)
View from resort (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2008)
Lake front resort (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2008)
Hanging Bridge, Thenmala (Photo Courtesy: Augustus Binu)
Kottarakkara Sree Mahaganapathy Kshethram (Photo Courtesy: Binupotti)

Reasons to Visit
  • Ashtamudi is an eight-cornered lake near Kollam renowned for its lake and backwater experience.
  • Ashtamudi lake is 55 kms long and is divided into eight creeks.
  • Ashtamudi arms converge into a single outlet at Neendakara near Kollam, to enter the Arabian Sea.
  • Overnight houseboats from local district promotion counsel boats offer Alleppey like houseboat experience.
  • Alleppey getting crowded and waters getting polluted, Ashtamudi offers a less intricate and extensive but more cut off backwater experience.
  • There are number of resorts on the Ashtamudi lakefront giving a Kumarakom / Alleppey like mixed experience. For guests arriving and departing at Trivandrum
  • Backwater Destinations of India"Ashtamudi is an eight cornered lake with some excellent getaway resorts around it. DTPC Kollam runs an overnight houseboat service that is good for guests arriving at Ashtamudi via Trivandrum for a short break and not visiting Alleppey."
  • Beachside and Lakeside Destinations in Kerala for a Standalone Getaway"Ashtamudi is an eight cornered lake at 70 kms North of Trivandrum and home to its own backwaters. Ashtamudi area is renowned for being home to many premium getaway resorts that are popular with repeat travellers to Kerala and those looking for a scenic standalone getaway."
Access Information

Ashtamudi has 5 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount
Wellness Resort1

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2 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Ashtamudi

Short Break (4-6 nights)2

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List of Holidays for Ashtamudi

Short Break

  • Kovalam Ashtamudi Break (4 Nights)
  • Kovalam Ashtamudi Break with Ponmudi (5 Nights)

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Ashtamudi has 3 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Trivandrum to Ashtamudi Lake and Varkala Day Visit and backRs. 6112

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Ashtamudi and drop to KovalamRs. 3049
Pickup from Trivandrum and Drop to AshtamudiRs. 3850

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Destination Ideas

  • Amritapuri Visit
  • Churches in and around Kollam
  • Experiences in Kerala
  • Lake and Backwater Experience in Kerala
  • Temples in and around Kollam

Festivals linked to Ashtamudi (Kerala)

  • Parippally Gajamela

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Ashtamudi lake is an 8 cornered lake spread over a very large area and offering guests a nature centric lakeside experience. There are boat rides on offer here where guests can take hourly or day cruises. Guests looking for an experience opt for overnight houseboat cruises offered by DTPC
    View Point, Rides
    Lake Views, Boating
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Umayanalloor Sree Balasubramanya Swamy is a Lord Muruga Temple at 8 kms from Kollam
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Murugan
    Kottarakkara Sree Mahaganapathy Kshethram is an ancient pilgrim centre and is one of the most important Lord Ganesha temples in Kerala.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Ganesha
    Amritapuri Ashram is headquarter Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM) and is a spiritual center and international pilgrimage site. Here free classes on Vedanta, Sanskrit, meditation and yoga are offered.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Sree Nagaraja Temple at Haripad is an ancient and internationally-known centre of pilgrimage for the devotees of serpent gods.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Other, Lord Murugan
    Thenmala is the first planned eco-tourism destination in India. The Thenmala dam was built across Kallada River. Options for guests include Boating, a rope bridge and trekking.
    Activity, View Point, Adventure
    Valley Views, Walking, Various

Destinations within reach from Ashtamudi

  • Kollam ( 12 Km )

    Kollam is the second most commercially active town in Kerala after Cochin and known for Cashew more

  • Varkala ( 44 Km )

    Varkala is a beach destination at 60 kms north of Kovalam and home to ancient Janardhana Swamy more

  • Anapara ( 80 Km )

    Anapara is a Forest retreat located at 50 kms from Kovalam and Trivandrum. Anapara is a forest more

  • Kovalam ( 85 Km )

    Kovalam is one of the few developed beach retreats in India alongside Goa and home to several more

  • Poovar ( 101 Km )

    Poovar is end of Kovalam stretch of Beach and is located about 20 kms South of main Kovalam Beach. more

  • Marari ( 104 Km )

    Mararikulam near Alleppey is one of the best beaches in Kerala offering idyllic beach stay more

  • Ponmudi ( 110 Km )

    Ponmudi is situated at about 3000+ ft asl at 60 kms from Kovalam / Trivandrum. Ponmudi offers more

  • Dindigul ( 310 Km )

    Dindigul located 66 km from Madurai and lies on the foothills of the Palani Hills, visited for the more

  • Calicut ( 316 Km )

    Calicut is a major town in North Kerala and a preferred access point for most North Kerala more

  • Pollachi ( 320 Km )

    Pollachi is situated 40 kms from Coimbatore on the foothills of Annamalais. The Jaggery Market in more

  • Trichy ( 390 Km )

    Trichy is one of the 4 most important business towns in Tamilnadu. It is generally visited along more

  • Thanjavur ( 445 Km )

    Thanjavur is an important center of South Indian art and architecture. The Brihadeeswara Temple is more

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Thekkumbhagam20 kms North of Kollam on the edge of the Ashtamudi LakeGetaway1
Kureepuzha10 kms North of Kollam on the edge of the Ashtamudi lakeGetaway-
Chavara18 kms North of Kollam on extreme Western edge of Ashtamudi LakeGetaway-
Karalymukku30 kms North of Kollam on the northern tip of the Ashtamudi lakeGetaway-
Perinad12 kms North of Kollam in heart of Ashtamudi backwaters areaHoliday/Getaway/Experiential-
Mathilil5 kms North of Kollam in heart of ashtamudi backwatersHoliday/Getaway1
Munroe IslandMunroe Island is located at the confluence of Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada River and offers stunning viewsGetaway/Experiential-
Nearest Airport in Ashtamudi
  • Trivandrum International Airport ( TRV ) , Trivandrum-75 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Ashtamudi
  • Kollam ( QLN ), Kollam-12 Kms
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