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Location: Kollam District, Kerala
Famous For : Kollam Boat Race
Significance: Gateway To The Backwaters

Asthamudi Lake, Kollam, Kerala The Scenic and Calm Ashtamudi Lake is located in the Kollam district of Kerala. One of the biggest Backwaters of Kerala, this lake boasts of a magnificent view.

The Ashtamudi Lake, which covers a major portion of Kollam district in the south, is the second largest lake and is considered the gateway to the Backwaters.

The backdrop of Chinese fishing nets lends an oriental ambience. The quiet town of Kollam is situated on the edge of this lake.

The exceedingly beautiful Ashtamudi Lake is fringed with coconut groves and palm trees. Some picturesque promontories extend from the north side. One can hire boats for cruising through the placid lake, from the Kollam Boat Club.

Backwater Cruising on this lake from Kollam to Alappuzha lulled by the lapping waters and the shade of swaying palm fronds is an enthralling experience. The famous 'Cheena Vala' or Chinese fishing nets dot the waterline along the cruise.

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