Soak-in the beauty of the lush surroundings by opting for Ashtamudi Backwaters tour. Get up, close and personal to the scenery of Kollam while cruising on the placid waters of Ashtamudi Lake. This water stretch is one of the most popular and also the biggest fresh water lake of Kerala. A tour aboard a traditional houseboat at the stretch of the lake lets you admire the lush surroundings, coconut palm trees and treat your eyes to the picturesque beauty of the place.
The best way as well as the prime highlight of Ashtamudi Backwater is a houseboat cruise. District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC), Kollam offers a number of houseboat packages such as round the clock trip and star night cruise, from which you can pick a suitable one as per your preference and pocket.
A houseboat, traditionally known as Ketuvallam, is very well-designed and is adorned with all the modern-day comforts such as properly furnished and adorned bedrooms, balconies, kitchenette, a chef and more. the nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport, around 70 km and the nearest station is Kollam Junction, which is around 2 km away.