Ashtamudi Lake

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  1. It possesses a unique wetland ecosystem and a large octopus-shaped water body.
  2. The lake is also called the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala and is well known for its houseboat and backwater resorts.
  3. Ashtamudi Wetland was included in the list of wetlands of international importance.
  4. Along both banks of the lake and its backwater canals, coconut groves and palm trees interspersed with towns and villages are seen.
  5. Kollam, (formerly Quilon) is an important historic port city located on the right bank of the lake.
  6. Location: Kerala, India.
  7. Destination type: Leisure destination.


  1. Quilon or Kollam and inevitably Ashtamudi lake’s importance is claimed to be dated to the days of the Phoenicians and the Romans.
  2. Ibn Batuta, during his 24-year sojourn in the 14th century, is reported to have mentioned about the Quilon port as one of the five ports for Chinese trade.
  3. Links with Persia (9th century), Chinese mandarin in 1275 AD, Portuguese in 1502 AD, and the Dutch followed British in 1795 AD are recorded history

Activities at Ashtamudi Lake

  1. Cruising by Houseboat
  2. Munroe Island Backwaters Canoe Tours.
  3. Houseboat Stays
  4. Sit Back & Relax
  5. Explore around

How to reach there


  1. Thiruvananthapuram international airport (80 km)
  2. Cochin International airport (180 km)


  1. Kollam Junction railway station(10 km)

Bus stand

  1. Kollam KSRTC Bus Station (9 Km)


All Season Average temperature
All 25°C to 30°C


5 Nearby destinations within 100 km

  1. Kovalam
  2. Padmanabhaswamy Temple
  3. Thenmala
  4. Palaruvi
  5. Alleppy

5 Hotels at near Ashtamudi Lake with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

  1. Munroe Island Lake –
  2. Mangrove Holidays Bed & Breakfast Munroe Island –
  3. Ashtamudi Villas –
  4. Chandra Inn
  5. The Quilon Beach Hotel & Convention Centre –





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