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Peaceful and Tranquil

We took a daytime houseboat trip with lunch on board on a KTDC house boat, The view was like a postcard, you see the townfolk going about their lives, the waters are considerably... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kalyani Sai R
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a daytime houseboat trip with lunch on board on a KTDC house boat, The view was like a postcard, you see the townfolk going about their lives, the waters are considerably clean, breeze on face, overall a very calming and soothing experience. Also they prepare traditional food on board during the journey and it is to-die-for.

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

I stayed in Hotel Allseasons, the view of this lake from this hotel is very beautiful. They provide one hour complimentary boat ride

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 7 March 2016

We took the speedboat from Club Mahindra - a little pricey for the short trip but worth it. The boat driver will take you to the point where the lake joins with the Arabian Sea (under a bridge). That's the point where dolphins usually come to try and catch freshwater fish- according to the boat driver. We were unlucky and... More 

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Pune, India
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

We took a two hour boat ride on the Ashtamudi Lake. The lake is so named because of its 8 wings or arms. Our ride took us to one island on the lake where we had refreshing coconut water. Refreshing ride to see Chinese Fishing nets and enjoy the serenity of the lake

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 10 January 2016

Date of visit: 29th Dec, 2015 Houseboat opted: 1 Bedroom small houseboat Boarding place: DTPC, Kollam Location: Barely a KM from Kollam railway station Trip type: Day trip Staff: Extremely warm Food served onboard: Yes, simply awesome. If I re-collect, there were all put together some 10 different variety of food including four non-veg preparations. Words are not enough for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

We went on this overnight houseboat with our friends, before they returned home. The boat which was beautiful reminded me of the movie Death on the Nile, and kept expecting Hercule Poirot to appear at any minute. The service on board was excellent, very attentive and nice. The food was adequate, not amazing, but I've had far worse. The bedrooms... More 

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Thank Jan P
Chennai
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

There are many house boats available at various price/Plans, There are day trips and night stay boats available. The day trips are generally from 11 am to 5 pm, Night trips are the ones for Overnight stay. The AC in the room is run when the boat is at anchor only. No Cable connection for the TV, only DVD is... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

Recently I had been to Asthimudi lake about 19 Kms from Kollam city. Went by town (private)bus. The long winding road is a characteristic of Kerala state. Actuall the bus took a circuitous route consuming about 40 minutes travel. The return trip hardly took 25 minutes. As we went in the evening on a cloudy day, the sky was not... More 

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New Delhi
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Reviewed 30 August 2015

A huge lake off the coast of Kollam, leading up to the backwaters. Ashtamudi is supposed to have 8 corners. It's really beautiful, the serene lake intercepted by Chinese fishing nets adding a lot of character to the whole place.

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Ahmedabad, India
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

Traveled to CM Ashtamudi with my family. Took a 4 hr cruise on the lake in a houseboat. The views of the lake are lovely. There are fishing nets, huts and houses on the shore, vegetation and birds, all amidst the water. Weather being generous, we had a great time relaxing in the breeze surrounded by tranquility. Do this only... More 

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