Kollam Backwaters


Gateway to the mesmerizing backwaters of Kerala, Kollam, situated 71 km to the north of Thiruvananthapuram, is home to a historic coastline and the site of an ancient port. The presence of the renowned Ashtamudi Lake, which comprises of about 30% of the entire region, makes Kollam the perfect candidate for a heavenly backwater trip in God's own country.

Experience the wonderful bliss as you travel through the backwaters of Kollam and soak in the serene atmosphere made beautiful by the sun filtering in through the dense foliage as you float about in your houseboat. Visit picturesque little village of Alumkadavu, situated alongside the Kayamkulam Lake, which forms a part of the backwaters of Kerala. The Alumkadavu Village is home to the skilled artisans who crafted the enormous Kettuvallams in the days gone by.

The eight hour cruise through the backwaters of Kollam to Alappuzha is the longest one and the most scenic too where you will witness white lotuses and water lilies growing in the water, water birds calling from the banks and otters splashing and playing in the water. Enjoy a memorable Kollam Backwater Tour with A Journey to India. Also see the enormous Chinese fishing nets that can be easily seen on the shore.




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