Ashtamudi Lake is located in the Kollam district is a must see tourist place in Kollam, Kerala, India. It is second largest and deepest wetland in Kerala notable for its unique palm shape or the shape of an Octopus. Every year millions of travelers visit the Ashtamudi Lake making it the most visited backwaters and lake in the Kerala state. The 16 km lake is international important as it has a unique Eco-system and it is famous for the clan farming. The tourism department now offer rides which starts from Ashtamudi Lake ends in Alappuzha is an 8 hour trip through lakes, canals and water bound villages, which allows the travelers to explore Kerala backwaters in deep.
The famous Paravur estuary and backwaters are just 21km away from Ashtamudi. Although the climate is hot and humid during April to May, it gets wrapped by the morning mist during cool December to January. The Munroe Island and Thekkumbhagom Island are the places to see close to Ashtamudi Lake. The amazing boat trip, fresh seafood, picturesque views and beautiful backwaters make it one of the most beautiful places to see in Kollam district. Ashtamudi Lake is ideal for photography tours, family trips and for travelers who likes to spend some calm time floating in the lake. Best time to visit the Ashtamudi Lake is from September to March.
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Trivandrum International airport 72.7 km.
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