One of the most scenic backwaters in the country, Kayamkulam Lake which spreads over an area of 60 sq kms, is the favourite spot of nature lovers. The Lake is linked to Astamudi Lake by Chavara-Panmana canal. Used for inland water transport of passengers as well as Cargo, house boat facilities are available for the tourists. Through the web of Chinese fishing nets, the kayal offers a spectacular view of the sunset due to its wide opening to the Arabian Sea. From here, there is an easy access to Kayamkulam Thermal Plant and Sri Vittala Temple.
Kayamkulam near Oachira is well known for its spectacular backwaters and the Kayamkulam Lake. Kayamkulam Kayal is a backwater destination on the waterway that connects Kollam to Alappuzha. The kayal or lake opens into the azure waters of the Arabian Sea. At sunset, the view is magical as you watch the pink wash of the setting sun disappearing into the sea and the silhouettes of the Chinese fishing nets
Kayamkulam is famed for its coir, fishing and tourism industries and is also home to one of Kerala’s biggest power plants. The backwaters here are truly panoramic and worth visiting.
Kayamkulam Lake covers an area of 59.57 kms and lies in both Allepey and Kollam Districts. This shallow lake connects the Ashtamudi Lake by the Chavara-Panmana canal and joins the sea at the Kayamkulam barrage. The lake is frequented for inland water transport of passengers and cargo. Thanks to its popularity as a tourist destination, you can find many houseboats here too.