The famed backwaters of Ashtamudi are Kerala’s largest backwaters and one therefore; one cannot leave the God’s Own Country without visiting this wonder. This is an ideal place for you to escape to if you are a complete water baby. Classy wooden boat rooms constructed right in the middle of the backwaters and house boats here will sure impress you. Here are places surrounding Ashtamudi which you must visit.

Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram

This ashram is situated near Amrithapuri, which is close to Valikavvu, a pilgrim centre near Kayamkulam. This place carried the legacy of the saint Amrithanandamayi.

Mayyanad Temple

This temple is significant not only because it is situated in the picturesque Mayyanad, but also because it is said to have been consecrated by the great Hindu philosopher Sree Sankaracharya.


Sasthamkotta has a water body on all its three sides and is famous as a health centre in Kerala. It is alongside the largest fresh water lake in Kerala and therefore, worth a visit.


This old town has stood the test of time through centuries and has still preserved the age old ruins of a Portuguese fort. History buffs will indeed be charmed on visiting this historic town.