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Location : Kollam district
Attractions : Ashtamudi Backwaters
Best Time to Visit : August to April

Backwaters of Kollam
Kollam BackwaterKollam is essentially a coastline district that lies some 71 kms from Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala. The northern area features the famous Ashtamudi Lake which is intricately spread out into canals and waterways. The place constitutes one of the oldest ports of South India. The backwaters at Kollam helped in the easy navigation of cargo that used to arrive at the port. As of now the waters provide for a nice and peaceful vacation in the state. The boat trip from Aleppey to Kollam, which takes about 8 hours, is the largest to be offered at Kerala. One can have an insight of the intricate channels that facilitate the water transportation in the region and beyond it. The place is quite beautiful, especially the lake and the journey through the backwaters is quite inspiring.

Backwater Experiences
The boat trip from Aleppey to Kollam provides a comprehensive picture of the interiors of some great backwater destinations of Kerala. The area over which is spread Ashtamudi Lake is plentiful with the panoramic scenes. The fishing nets and the community that has been inhabiting the region provide a unique contrast to the landscapes of Kollam backwaters. The lake and canal banks are further provided with tropical trees that provide the natural canopy. The cashew plantation in the vicinity, further enlighten the spirits with sweet sensation that lies throughout the place. The boat trips often traverse through several

Alleppey by Kollam By Boat :
Alleppey to Kollam Boat Trip - it is organized by the Kerala State Water Transport Department to give the maximum joy to the visitors, which will allow them to witness the natural beauty of the pamba river, Kayamkulam Kayal & Ashtamudi lakes in 100 % safety ensured steel vessels.

Popular Activities
A houseboat trip at Ashtamudi backwaters is one good thing tourists never misses at Kollam. The boat ride provides great means of amusement and pleasure. The Kayal Pradkashina Cruise, Sayanthanam Sunset Cruise and Kairali Darshan Tour are the most sought in the region. Bird watching near the lake is also a good practice. In the backwaters of Kollam one can also explore into the lives of some ancient fishing communities that reside here.
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Features : India and the Tropical South is an extensive tour through several important tourist destination in Kerala. Backwater trips is one of the many treats served by this package. The package takes you to popular backwater destinations like Kollam. Apart from Kollam other similar places include Cochin, Kumarakom and Alleppey. The tour further provides for the popular hill stations - Munnar, spice towns and wildlife reserves - Periyar and Kumarakom. The places to be visited include Kollam, Alleppey, Cochin, Munnar, Madurai, Periyar, Kumarakom and Kovalam.

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