Ashtamudi lake located in kollam district – largest freshwater lake in kerala
Ashtamudi lake, geographical features and attractions
Ashtamudi lake is one of the of the biggest lakes in kerala, which is ranked in the second largest lake in kerala, it spread maximum of its area in kollam district. the eight channels of astamudi lake is falls reach a arabian sea. ashta means eight, it refers the eight channels of lake, and hence it got the name ashtamudi.it reach at arabian sea through neemdakara estuary, neendakara is famous for fishing, it provides fresh fish, and the indo norvegian project is also situated at the same spot the lake is famous for backwater boating, the district tourism promotion council arranges the boat rides. it also famous for its scenic beauty and the shores f lake is overlap with coconut trees.
Kollam is vegetated with the water of ashtamudi, ashtamudi- punnamada is the first sea plane service in kerala. this eight hour journey will give a nice experience for you. at the same time there is a tragic history along with the water of ashtamudi, in 1988 peruman train tragedy was occurred in this lake, the train is falls down to the lake and people loss their lives by that incident. The lake is sprawled an area about 62 km square.
Ashtamudi lake is 55 km long, the house boat journey is attracts many peoples from all over india and foreign. tourists can travel by boat from alappuzha to kollam. this journey reveals the secret beauty of lake. chinese fishing net is also can be seen here as in fort kochi. fishermen is used this net to catch the fishes. the houseboat at the lake is look like a house, which is actually provides the modern facilities too. kollam junction is the nearest railway station at a distance of 2 km and the nearest airport is at trivandrum, which is 70 km away from the destination.