Tuesday 12 June 2012

Club Mahindra Backwater Retreat Ashtamudi

Finding time to holiday is a tough proposition, whether you work in North India or South India, finding time from the busy office schedule is a almost impossible. If you manage to find time then having ready finances and a suitable destination that suits your pockets is hard to find. Thanks to club Mahindra, your worry about a suitable destination that suits your budget is taken over. Most people believe that calm and serene holiday spots are located in the Himalayas only, but check the southern part of India and you will find many such spots too. Ashtamudi in Kerala, god’s own country is one such spot. It is full of serene back waters and lakes. Ashtamudi means having eight corners.

The name Ashtamudi describes the topography of the lake. It means eight cornered or eight coned. It is so named because of the eight corners. It is located in the backwaters of Kerala. This is located in the Kollam district of Kerala. It is called the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala. The whole district is surrounded by beautiful coconut grooves and palm trees. You can choose to live in the quaint boat houses and take a backwater cruise from Kollam to Alappuzha. It will give you a calming experience of the backwaters of Kerala.

In the past Ashtamudi was a famous port for international spice trade. You can also experience the famous Kerala Ayurvedic massaged at the Ayurvedic centres .Ashtamudi is famous for its house boating cruise option. This is a laid back way of exploring the port city of Kollam.   Ashtamudi offers lot of options to the tourist. The serene and calm back waters of Ashtamudi with the quaint villages lying on its banks are a beautiful sight. A trip to the backwaters of Ashtamudi is must on your itinerary if you want to experience the serene and clam backwaters of Kerala.

1 comment:

  1. Ashtamudi is a lovely option offered by Club Mahindra Membership. I went there in October 2011. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip. They offer you the option of boat cruising on the Kollam to Alappuzha stretch. My stay on the boat cruise was very comfortable. The staff of Club Mahindra is well trained and guides you properly. The food served was delicious. Most of the gravies are cooked in coconut and are very tasty. The rooms on the houseboat are very comfortable and are very beautiful. I loved the sight from my room. The beautiful houseboat with the small villages lying on the banks of the backwaters was a beautiful sight. They provide lot of activities for those interested. The boat cruise offers you a serene and calm experience, free from the hustle and bustle of Kollam town.

    I stayed in a one bedroom boat cottage. It is very comfortable with attached bath and running water. The living room, bedroom and sit out balcony offers you the facility of spending relaxing evenings in the balcony. You get a splendid view of the Kollam district from the balcony. Ashtamudi lake is a place worth visiting and I can safely say that I enjoyed my holiday there. For me it was money well-spent. A thoroughly relaxing holiday.