Houseboat Tours from Kollam

Houseboat tours from Kollam takes the tourists on an exciting journey where they can enjoy natural beauty of Kerala, ‘God’s own Country’. There are many lakes around the city, Kollam, where one can embark on a journey by houseboat. The banks dotted with coconut and palm trees add to the beauty of the entire tour.

Some of the destinations in the city and its surrounding area, where houseboat tours from Kollam are made to the following destinations:

  • Alumkadavu
  • Edava Lake
  • Thevally Palace
  • Amritapuri
  • Chavara
  • Anchal
  • Mayyanad
  • Aryankavu
  • Shasthamkotta Lake
  • Paravur Kayal Lake
  • Ashtamudi Lake

Kollam Backwater Tours

Some of the backwater tours, which are organized from Kollam, are:
  • Kollam to Alumkadavu: It is located at a distance of 23 kilometers from Kollam. The houseboat ride to this place takes one through a beautiful small village of artisans and craftsmen.

  • Kollam to Anchal: The journey from Kollam to Anchal is favored by the tourists for the Mudi festival, which is held at the Bhagavathy temple located there. Besides, the cattle market that takes place at the place twice in a month is also liked by the tourists.

  • Kollam to Amritapuri: It is known for the shrine of Lord Sastha. Mandala Pooja in December witnesses maximum crowd in this temple. Palaravi waterfall, located at a distance of 5 kilometers, falls from a height of 300 meters.

  • Kollam to Chavara: Located at a distance of 14 kilometers north of Kollam, the route provides a journey through lines of coconut and palms.

  • Kollam to Paravur: Located at a distance of 13 kilometers south of Kollam, it is a well-known fishing destination of Kollam. Coir is also produced here.

  • Kollam to Mayyanad: Situated on the banks of the Paravur Lake, Mayyanad is a picturesque village, which is known for Swamy Temple of Umayanallur. The temple is dedicated to Lord Muruga.

  • Journey along Shasthamcotta Lake: It is a fresh water lake that is encircled by small hills. It covers an area of 375 hectares. One of the prime attractions of this lake is the Sastha Temple located on the shores of the Shasthamcotta Lake.

  • Journey along Ashtamudi Lake: The exotic natural view is the prime attraction of this lake. The Kollam Boat Club provides boats to the tourists for a ride on the lake.

  • Journey along Edava Lake: One will be amazed to see the sea from close union while traveling on this lake.

For the houseboat tours of Kollam, one has to reach Kollam. The Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is the closest airport to Kollam, which serves as a gateway to the city. The neighboring cities of Kerala are linked with Kollam by well developped rail and road network.

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Last Updated on 9/15/2011