Mahindra Backwater Retreat is located at Ashtamudi near Kollam,
Kerala. It is a network of lakes canals
and estuaries opening. The backwaters are a self supporting eco-system teeming
with aquatic life. The canals are still used for local transport.
are almost a dozen of such backwaters in Kerala of which Ashtamudi is the second
largest. Ashtamudi means, eight-armed’ is named after the eight arms of the lake.
at the Resort are as under:
Accommodation in Traditional Kerala Cottages
and Floating Cottages
Restaurant (Indian, Chinese and Continental)
: You can reach from Kollam (Quilon) by car within 30 minutes, or by speedboat
within 10 minutes. From the Trivandrum international airport it is 2 ˝ hours distant
by car; from Cochin, 3 hours. Another possibility is to travel at leisure from
Alleppey by ordinary cruising boat or by houseboat.
Kovalam : 100 kms / Alleppey : 80 kms
is also visited as a Weekend Getaway ex-Kochi / Trivandrum or as a part of larger
Itinerary covering other parts of Kerala.