Ashtamudi Backwaters

Ashtamudi Lake (Ashtamudi Kayal), in the Kollam District of the Indian state of Kerala, is the most visited backwater and lake in the state. It possesses a unique wetland ecosystem and a large palm-shaped (also described as octopus-shaped) water body, second only in size to the Vembanad estuary ecosystem of the state. Ashtamudi means ‘eight braids’ (Ashta : ‘eight’; mudi : ‘hair…



It is the first planned eco-tourism destination in the country located in the Kollam district appropriate to spend some family holidays. Since the destination offers a wide range of activities like biking, trekking, rope bridge and mountaineering, Thenmala is famous among adventure enthusiasts as well. The Thenmala Dam is a popular ecotourism destination in Kerala. How to reach: Nearest Airport:…


Palaruvi Waterfalls

Palaruvi Waterfalls, which literally translates to ‘Stream of Milk’, comes down through rocks from a height of 300 feet. This has turned into a delightful picnic spot where one can enjoy a spectacular view uninterrupted. The rocky terrain one has to traverse before reaching it can be cumbersome but once these majestic waterfalls come into sight, any kind of fatigue…

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