Kollam is one of most popular monsoon destinations. The right pointers on where to stay and what to do can make or break your holiday. So don't risk spoiling your holidays that you earn after working so hard. Kollam has a lot to offer, and the brimming Ashtamudi lake is where you'd want to sit by after an entire evening of walking around. So here are a few names you could try out if you are planning a holiday in Kollam.
Sarovaram Ayurvedic Backwater Health Centre
If you are looking to combine your holidays with healthcare then Sarovaram is the place for you to stay. Managed by a family of Ayurvedic experts, this resort is on the banks of the Ashtamudi lake. The place offers a brilliant view of the backwaters with a stay in traditional Kerala cottages. The management ensures your holistic healthcare. Even the food prepared for you is customised as per your doctor's instruction. This is the place for you if you are visiting Kerala for a rustic and rejuvenating experience.
Budget: Economy | 2 Star
The Raviz Resort and Spa, Ashtamudi
Standing grand by the banks of the famous Ashtamudi Lake of Kollam, Kerala, the Raviz Resort & Spa, Ashtamudi, offers modern comforts within the comforts of a traditionally designed getaway. Being one of the most serene backwater resorts in Kerala, it’s an idyllic retreat for travellers looking to enjoy the vitality of nature. The property also houses an expansive facility of Favourite Kerala Ayurveda Spa treatment rooms in the heritage and new towers. This resort offers nine different varieties of rooms, suites, and cottages for you to choose your comfort. Do not miss the famed Ashtamudi meen charu (fish curry) at the their diner.
Budget: Rs 5,000 on average
Club Mahindra Ashtamudi Resorts
The floating cottages at Club Mahindra Ashtamudi will make you experience the second largest lake in Kerala in all its glory. Every cottage offers a lake view and gives you the perfect feel of a floating holiday. You could feel the breeze and open your eyes to the fishermen at work calling out to each other. The facility also includes Ayurvedic therapies at their spa. You can even walk around in the small villages around the Ashtamudi resort and do some bird watching or try your hand at fishing.
Budget: Rs 7,000 on an average (Better with a membership)
This quaint resort by the lake is a getaway you will cherish. If you are looking for a secluded rustic experience of Kerala's lush greenery, then this is your destination. Here you stay in brick cottages and walk on the grass. A wholesome retreat that gives you value for money is all one can ask for to make the most of their vacation. The owner of the resorts takes upon himself to make his guests feel at home. A very personalized facility, this is a definite look up for anyone who loves a quiet holiday by the waters.
Budget : Economy | Rs 2,500