Sasthamkotta LakeSasthamkotta known as the ‘queen of lakes’ has the fresh Water Lake spreading over the area. It is situated 29 kms away from Kollam.
Vembanadu LakeVembanad lake and various other canals provide boating, canoeing, fishing and sight seeing. The vivid blue and green palm fringed backwaters of Kottayam is a main source of attraction to the tourists.
Lakes of AlappuzhaAlappuzha is considered as a prime area of backwater tourism and angling. The town has several canals and lakes fit for boat cruise. A journey by boat through the lakes is a memorable experience. The watercourses are flanked by coconut trees, which leave and swing to the tune of gush. A ride by boat or by country craft from Changanassery to Alappuzha through Punnamada Lake will provide an unforgettable sight of some of the paddy fields and stretches of coconut palm groves.
Pookkode LakePookkode, the fresh Water Lake is located between Lakkidi and Pookkode. Surrounded by lush green forests, it is about 2000 m. above mean sea level. There is boating a facility for tourists in the lake.
Ashtamudi LakeAshtamudi Lake is another important lake in Kerala, which lies in Kollam district. It is called Ashtamudi because it has eight 'mudis'(channels). In form and nature this lake has its peculiarities. It has a length of 16 Kms. Kalladayar is an important river that flows into this lake. Through the Neendakara estuary Ashtamudi Lake finds its way into the sea.