Ashtamudi is a beautiful lake located in the Kollam district of South Indian State of Kerala. “Asthamudi” means ‘eight coned’ in Malayal
Ashtamudi is a place for every individual. It has inspired poets, kings, photographers and environmentalists for ages. It is a gateway to the calm and diverse backwaters of Kerala. It is a historical place where people preserve and respect their heritage. Backwater resorts and houseboat provides a perfect way to relax. However during recent times lake has suffered a lot due to pollution and mineral extraction. Therefore efforts are in full swing to maintain the integrity and diversity of the ecosystem. Ramsar convention is one such initiative. With continued effort and people support Asthamudi lake would continue to be a place of recreation and inspiration.
Kollam is a pleasurable place to visit throughout the year. Temperature in this area fluctuates between 25.5 °C and 27.5 °C. Humidity is very high during April-May. Weather during December and January is relatively cool. Major festivals are celebrated during the months of April to November. Therefore April to November is considered as the best time to visit Ashtamudi and to celebrate the moments with enchanting waters of Ashtamudi. Monsoon season extends from June to September. A visit during monsoon can provide an opportunity to witness a rare post monsoon marine phenomenon known as “Chakkara” due increase in backwater levels.
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