Ashtamudi, is one of the most visited backwaters in Kerala. Surrounded by thick coconut groves, lush plantations of banana and mangoes, this place is a peaceful getaway. Club-Mahindra Ashtamudi is part of Kollam district, a popular tourist destination that also has several historic stories.
This property focuses mainly on couple of things. 1: Kari-meen fry–a sort of fish curry which is prepared using live fish. Kari-meen is bred inside the resort for this purpose.
2: Kerala tradition is heavily followed in this resort. I was lucky to witness Katha-kali performance that was arranged by the resort staff..it was amazing..!
A boat safari was arranged for in-house guests of the resort. Breathtaking landscape Kerala has..! unbelievable treat to eyes.
It was time for us to look out Kollam city. The resort travel guide suggested some place where we could shop authentic cashew nuts and coconut products. He insisted us to visit Varkala beach, which we did. It was magnificent.
Varkala beach was very rough.! High tides struck us several times. I spoke to one of the bay-watchperson who pointed many mishaps in the past as a result of rough tides.