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Ashtamudi Lake Day Tour from Trivandrum

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Trip Overview

Give yourself a refreshing treat and escape from the city chaos by taking this one day tour of Ashtamudi from Trivandrum. Visit some of the famous places in Ashtamudi and admire the natural beauty.

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • boat journey in the mesmerizing backwaters from Kollam to Alappuzha.

  • Visit the Munroe island and Kovilthottam lighthouse.

  • Hassle free pick up and drop facility.

  • Experience of the services of professional driver.

 

DETAILED OVERVIEW

If you are planning a short trip from Trivandrum, then you must try this one day trip of Ashtamudi from Trivandrum. Give yourself an indulging experience from the ‘eight coned’ unique wetland ecosystem. The Ashtamudi lake is the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala.  Along both banks of the lake and its backwater canals, coconut groves and palm trees interspersed with towns and villages are the most famous tourist attractions of the place. The lake also is a source of livelihood for many people living close by, fishing, coconut husk retting for production and inland navigation services are the prominent businesses. Grab your seats on the boat and avail the benefits of this tour package to explore the place up close.

 

Itinerary

  • Start your day early in the morning from Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala, which is approximately 72 kilometers away from Ashtamudi Lake. 
  • After a scenic drive, you'll reach Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam district. The lake is located in the town of Kollam, which is often referred to as the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala.
  • Ashtamudi Lake is famous for its backwater cruises, and it's a must-do activity during your visit. You can board a houseboat or a traditional Kettuvallam and embark on a leisurely cruise along the lake. Enjoy the serene surroundings, lush greenery, and observe the local way of life as you glide through the backwaters.
  • During your backwater cruise, you can make a stop at Munroe Island, which is situated in the middle of Ashtamudi Lake. It's a picturesque island known for its coconut groves, narrow canals, and paddy fields. Take a walk around the island, interact with the locals, and soak in the tranquility of this offbeat destination.
  • After the backwater cruise, you can head to Thangassery, a coastal area near Ashtamudi Lake. Visit the historic Thangassery Lighthouse, which offers panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the surrounding landscapes. Climb up the lighthouse for a breathtaking view or simply relax by the seaside.
  • There are several restaurants and eateries near Ashtamudi Lake and Kollam town where you can enjoy traditional Kerala cuisine or opt for other culinary delights of your choice. Try some fresh seafood dishes, coconut-based curries, and traditional Kerala meals.
  • Before concluding your day tour, make sure to visit one of the scenic viewpoints around Ashtamudi Lake. These viewpoints offer stunning vistas of the lake, its backwaters, and the surrounding landscapes. It's a great spot to capture some memorable photographs.
  • After exploring Ashtamudi Lake and its surroundings, it's time to head back to Trivandrum. You can enjoy the scenic drive back to the city, and if time permits, you may also visit other attractions en route, such as the famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Trivandrum.


Please note that the timings and activities mentioned above are approximate and can be customized according to your preferences and the availability of time. It's always advisable to check and confirm the operational hours of attractions before your visit.

Basic Details

Start Point
Trivandrum
Finish Point
Trivandrum
Start time
6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendlyFamily-friendly
Trip Code
O2427A1921

Inclusions

  • Service of a professional driver.
  • Fuel and cab charges.
  • Trivandrum hotel/residence pick-up and drop.
  • Sightseeing as per mentioned itinerary
  • Km limit 200 

Exclusions

  • Any Monument entrance fees.
  • Parking fees.
  • Tolls & Taxes
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Any meals for the guests.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.
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Important Information

  • This is not a guided tour. The driver will not be the guide for the tour.
  • Night charge of Rs. 300 is applicable if the cab service is used between 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
  • The driver will know the local language, English speaking driver can be requested for during the booking in "Special Request" section. All special request are subject to availability.
  • Km limit of 200, post the limit guest has to pay Rs 13/km for sedan & Rs 19/km for SUV

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • No refund after that

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