Astamudi Lake is situated in Kollam District, the place unites a wetland eco-system and a large spaced palm shaped water body consisting of different canals lined by coconut grooves and lagoons. Besides of lake there are small towns and villages lies on its banks. Houseboat ride is one of the best things to explore the beauty of Kerala village life. Here you can also experience the fishermen using the Chinese fishing nets to catch live fishes from the lake side. The place is also apt for Ayurvedic therapy at spa and also some kind of bird watching and hand fishing.
Places to visit: Astamudi Lake, Thekkumbhagom Island, Needakara Delta (find water birds), Thirumullavaram Beach, Ashramam Picnic Village, Thangassery Village, Shasthamkotta.
Famous For : Backwater resorts and houseboat
Best time to Visit: Winter (October-February), summer (March-May), Monsoon (June-September)