There are endless things to do in Ashtamudi. Kathakali performances compete with flavourful delicacies. Houseboat dining meets scintillating stories. Fascinating animals meet friendly locals. Rejuvenating treatments meet relaxing tours. At our Club Mahindra Ashtamudi, no moment is humdrum, no moment is wasted.
The aesthetics of the old marry the luxuries of the new at Club Mahindra Ashtamudi. Every comfort and facility is provided to ensure that families thrive, explore, experience, bond and simply have fun. Classical charm combines with sleek amenities to create a new kind of travel experience.
A relaxing massage. Followed by a sumptuous meal. Can there be anything more uplifting? Come alive with a range of holistic experiences – Balinese to Swedish, Abhyangam to Shirodhara at Svaastha Spa. Then head to our restaurants to experience some local specialties like Appam-Stew, Puliserry, Payasam and Ela Ada.
Each Club Mahindra resort vacation is unique and different and we encourage you to make your vacations even more enriching by adding a few days of stay at nearby Club Mahindra resorts.
The room amenities at Club Mahindra Ashtamudi include a double bed, kettle, mini fridge, television and kitchenette (only in Studio Room).
Yes, free parking is available for all guests.
At Club Mahindra Ashtamudi, you can stay in floating cottages and enjoy a magnificent view from the window that opens up to the blue waters. You can watch the fishermen set up Chinese fishing nets and call out to each other. You can walk in the small villages that surround the resort or pamper yourself at the Ayurvedic therapies at the spa. You can also enjoy a lovely seafood meal at Finz – Floating Seafood Specialty Restaurant!
Yes, all the cottages at the resort give you a stunning view of the Ashtamudi lake.
No. While we have one-bedroom floating cottages, we also have one-bedroom land cottages, premium rooms and studio rooms.
Summers last between March and May with temperatures ranging between 25 and 32 degree Celsius. Ashtamudi, like the rest of Kerala, receives rainfall twice every year. Monsoon season starts from June to September and the retreating monsoon lasts from October to November where Ashtamudi receives heavy rainfall. Winters during November to February witness a drop in temperatures ranging from 18 to 25 degree Celsius. Guests can plan their Ashtamudi vacation accordingly.
No, only the studio rooms have a kitchenette.
Trivandrum is the nearest airport – a drive from here to Ashtamudi will take you three hours only.
Travellers can board a flight to Trivandrum or Cochin Airport and then take a car ride to Ashtamudi – this will take you approximately three hours from Trivandrum and five hours from Cochin. You can also take a train to Kollam and then take a taxi from there. The ride will be a short 45-minute one.
Ashtamudi is a year-round destination, truly. However, if you want to enjoy the backwaters at its best, do visit during the monsoons – especially between August and September. Summers here can be quite humid and warm, but if you plan to laze around and enjoy the resort’s facilities, this is a perfect period.
Club Mahindra Cherai, Club Mahindra Thekkady and Club Mahindra Poovar, are close to Club Mahindra Ashtamudi.
When it comes to things to do in Ashtamudi, you have plenty to choose from. From backwater rides in houseboats to water cycling and joining fishermen as they set up their Chinese fishing nets, try it all. You can take a cruise to the small villages nearby and get acquainted with the locals and their way of life. The cruise also gets you to spot dolphins, flying fish and birds, as you hike to the mangrove islands. You can also visit the home of the Travancore Maharajahs, while here.
If you’re in the mood for seafood, then don’t miss having a meal at Finz – floating specialty seafood restaurant. If however, you prefer Continental or North Indian, enjoy a meal at Ripples- our multi-cuisine restaurant. You could always opt for a Royal cruise lunch or dinner and if you prefer a romantic meal, then go for a poolside candle light dinner.
Shuttle services are available from Trivandrum and Cochin Airport.
Club Mahindra Ashtamudi, Kerala, can arrange for a cruise-ride to Munroe Island for you or a speed boat ride to Dolphin Point. We can also arrange for a canoe ride, pedal boat ride, Kollam Tour, Thenmala Eco Tour, Varkala White Sand Beach and cliff visit, Jatayu Earth Centre, and even a rafting tour.
The staff at Club Mahindra Ashtamudi speak Hindi, English, Malayalam and Tamil.
We would recommend spending at least 5 days at Club Mahindra Ashtamudi, so that you can go on a houseboat ride, explore the town of Kollam and Ashtamudi, enjoy the facilities at the resort like pool, spa and the dining options, as well as indulge in some outdoor activities.