A trip to Kerala is incomplete without enjoying its charming backwaters and boat rides along them. Ashtamudi is one of the most famous lakes of Kollam, Kerala. This lake is 16 km long and is the second largest lake in the beautiful state of Kerala. The trip between Alappuzha and Kollam is one of the longest backwater boat trips in Kerala.

Further, Ashtamudi Lake was once used for trade in accident time and became a famous destination place for tourist. Coconut husking, boat building and fishing are three famous activities popular can enjoy here. This lake is also source of fresh water to the city and it is one of the most famous places in the region for a family trip in summer vacation.

Further, Kollam railway station is the nearest railway station from where visitors can get local bus and private taxis to visit this lake. Once here, you can enjoy the immense natural beauty around and of course, those popular boat trips. Enjoy a ride in Kerala’s famous traditional houseboat and watch the lake in its full pomp. This lake is also known the ‘Gateway of Backwater’ in Kerala.