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This boat ride from Kollam to Alappuzha takes 8 hours and is a delightful ride, which passes through lakes, canals and water-bound villages. The renowned "Cheenavala" or Chinese fishing nets can also be seen along the backwaters with lotuses and water lilies growing in the water, water birds calling from the banks and otters splashing and playing in the water. The most beautiful part of the Kollam backwater tours is one can leave back all the sorrow of life and surrender oneself to the peace and tranquility enjoying the beauty of refreshing nature.
This historic coastline district is quite popular for its marine and cashew industries. It was one of the major international trading point and also oldest ports on the Malabar Coast. A large proportion of this town is covered by the renowned Ashtamudi Lake, famed for its boat building yard. It is here that the gigantic Kettuvellam (cargo boats of rural Kerala) were built. Today these traditional Kettuvellam which were being shifted by modern means of transport have been transformed into houseboats. This backwater is the home of the skilled artisans who crafted the enormous Kettuvellam in yester years.
The district also has got some interesting historic remains and a number of temples built in the traditional ornate architectural style. The well known Ashtamudi Lake is covered with majority percentage of this historic town, thus making it the gateway to the magnificent Backwaters of Kerala.