Sasthamkotta Lake, Kollam

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Sasthamcotta Lake or Sasthamkotta Lake, also categorized as a wetland, is the largest fresh water lake in Kerala, a state of India on the south of the West Coast. The lake is named after the ancient Sastha temple (a pilgrimage centre) located on its bank. It meets the drinking water needs of half million people of the Quilon district and also provides fishing resources. The purity of the lake water for drinking use is attributed to the presence of large population of larva called cavaborus that consumes bacteria in the lake water. The lake is a designated wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention since November 2002.AccessThe lake is located at a distance of 25 km from Quilon city, which is on the northern side of Ashtamudi Lake. Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, at 105 km, is the nearest airport to Kollam. Karunagapally, at a distance of 8 km, is the closest town to the lake. A ferry service across the lake transports people between West Kallada and Sasthamkotta.
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  • Sasthamkotta Lake is the largest fresh water lake located in Kollam District, Kerala is fighting for its survival due to excessive water exploitation for catering water need of Kollam district with ou...  more »
  • Sasthamkotta lake is the best picnic spot.we were spend above three hours on there. it's very familiar lake also.  more »
  • Boating in this lake is an awesome experience. Very calm surrounding. Surrounded by mountains on three sides, looks very great. There is a Temple on the Banks.  more »
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  • The Largest fresh water lake in kerala. I had visited here more than 15 years ago. It was a nice place. I saw a lot of monkeys here they are friendly ones. It was a silent and beautiful atmosphere. Very good to walk around.
  • Must visit place for those who are seeking peace and beauty. Its amazing.
  • The one and only fresh water lake in kerala.The government protects it very carefully because it is the major water source for Quilon district.The government protects the water resource even from using motor boats to maintain the purity and cleanliness of water.We can experience the water tourism in the ordinary rowing boat
  • It is a lake and also available for small boats for boating at affordable rates.
  • Nice lake and best place to watch only. No tourism activities there.

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The accommodations of Kollam spread out across town. Down by the coast, beachside hotels provide access to all the entertainment, restaurants, and fixtures of the seaside economy. Meanwhile, some simple hotels and guesthouses by the station offer convenient night stays for travelers with onward connections. Some particularly scenic options sit at the gateway to the backwaters to the north, with luxury resorts, rustic guesthouses, and characterful hotels to choose from.
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