This boat cruise is organised by the Kerala State Water Transport Department a
department under the state government of Kerala.
This is the most economical cruise to see ashtamudi lake the gateway to backwaters in kerala.
Ashtamudi backwaters is called so because of its eight arms or channels or
Ashtamudi lake is the gateway to the backwaters of kerala. Ashtamudi lake was
included in the list of wetlands of international importance under the
The lake finds mention in popular malayalam films songs ( like ashtamudikayalile , kattadichal kalielakum ashtamudi kaayal ) and literature. There is a film Ashtamudikkaayal that was released in 1978 starring prem nazir jayabharathi adoor bhasi and sreelatha namboothiri.
This lake is 16 km long is the second largest lake in kerala second to vembanad lake.
Location: .kollam is about 86 kilometers from alappuzha. It is about 65 km from thiruvanathapuram.
Nearest railway station: quilon (Kollam) 2 km
nearest airport : Trivandrum international airport (71 km)
nearest bus station: KSRTC kollam bus station
Temperature: Maximum 27.5 degree centigrade minimum 25.5 degree centigrade (81.5 F -77.9 F)
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Route:start from kollam at 10 am will cover the 8 branches of ashtamudi lake will return through kallada river will halt for sometime in sambranikodi.
Daily boat trips timing : First one starting at 10.00 a.m. second in the afternoon.
charges for new boat is INR for upper deck (two way) and INR for lower deck) .
for latest timing and other enquries contact mobile phone : 9400050390
other related numbers : +91 ( kollam station master office 0474 2745625, 2750170) .... .
how can you book for see ashtamudi trip?
Booking for see astamudi trip is available by calling the following mobile
number : 9400050390
A new double deckered boat 30 passengers and lower deck can accomodate 60 passengers. snacks will also available on the boat.
Various other boat trips are available in kollam and alappuzha. Please check links in the menu at the bottom of the page