Ashtamudi Backwaters offer travelers with an excellent opportunity to watch the beauty of nature at close quarters. This docile backwater stretch is formed by Ashtamudi Lake, the greatest and the biggest fresh water lake of the state. A trip through the lake, enjoying the panorama formed by swaying coconut trees and vast expanses of palm groves, would prove truly delightful.
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The chief attraction of Ashtamudi Backwaters is houseboat cruising- an activity no traveler would want to miss. Tourism Promotion Council of Kollam district offers several houseboat packages that include day trips as well as over night cruises. Travelers can choose from these packages depending on their budget and convenience.
The houseboats are luxuriously equipped with all modern amenities such as fully furnished bed rooms, kitchen, balconies and other entertainment options. Several resorts as well as budget hotels are available around the area and they offer plenty of facilities including spa, Ayurvedic massages and sea food dining.