Lake Ashtamudi is a backwater in Kerala that is beauty personified. Sit back and relax in this tranquil setting in God’s own country as you take in the lush greenery. Here’s a list of things to keep in mind while planning your trip to this place in Kerala.

Things to do in Ashtamudi

1. Visit an island

Munroe Island is one of the popular places to visit in Ashtamudi. It is a collection of eight small islands named after Colonel John Munroe, the erstwhile Diwan of Travancore. As you all go on a country craft cruise here, you and the kids will get to see how a typical backwater village functions. Watch how villagers make coir products with their fingers as you move along the canals and waterways of the island.

2. Watch boat races

Imagine the view of thousands of oarsmen rowing long snake boats with all their strength. The enthusiasm is not only felt by the participants but also by the crowds that gather on the banks of the Ashtamudi backwaters, cheering for their favorites. If you are in Kerala in September, visit the Ashtamudi Lake for the Kallada Jalotsavam. On 1st November, do watch the Presidents’ Trophy Boat Race.

3. Go on a cruise

Everyday, Club Mahindra Ashtamudi resort staff organize two cruises that take guests to small villages and to let them interact with the locals there. These cruises also take you to places where you may spot dolphins, birds, and flying fish, something children always look forward to. Besides, the floating cottages at the Ashtamudi resort in Kerala offers a mesmerizing stay experience, making Club Mahindra property one of the best resorts in Ashtamudi.

4. Indulge in water sports

Get your adrenaline pumping as you hit the waves with great gusto. In Ashtamudi, you may enjoy the rush of a speedboat as you explore the area. If you’d prefer something slower, you could always pick up a canoe and go paddling with kids. An innovative and new option of enjoying the waves is the water cycle where you can cycle on water along with your partner. It’s important to choose a resort in Ashtamudi that facilitates participation in such water sports in order to maximize family fun!

Best time to visit Ashtamudi

The period between September and May is the best time to visit the Ashtamudi backwaters. Also, do try to visit when one of the boat races are being held (September and November) to make the most of your family vacation here.

How to reach Ashtamudi

The nearest railway station to Lake Ashtamudi is Kollam Junction which is about 2km away. The nearest airport is the Trivandrum airport which is around 70km away. You could even opt to reach these backwaters in Kerala by road via the NH66 from Kollam, Alappuzha, and Trivandrum.

Where to stay in Ashtamudi

Club Mahindra Ashtamudi resort in Kerala is located on the banks of Ashtamudi Lake. Apart from the water sports and cruises, the resort also offers indoor recreational facilities such as a library, swimming pool and games such as carom, scrabble, or video games. Feel one with the backwaters when you and your family check-in to the floating cottages here. What’s more, the delicious traditional cuisine of Kerala and excellent service here will surely make your holiday with family great. It is all this and more that makes this resort one of the best resorts in Ashtamudi. Plan a vacation with Club Mahindra today & have a memorable and pleasant stay at Ashtamudi resort in Kerala with family. Also, read through these Club Mahindra reviews of Ashtamudi resort & know how our happy members enjoyed their family vacation at Ashtamudi.

We know you can’t wait to book your next family vacation in the wonderful backwaters of Lake Ashtamudi! Have a look at these Club Mahindra reviews & know how our delighted members are spending their family vacations at popular holiday destinations of India with Club Mahindra resorts!

Munroe Island

About Club Mahindra

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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