The Raviz Ashtamudi
Just a short drive away from the busy city of Kollam is The Raviz Ashtamudi. The palatial resort, the meandering Ashtamudi Lake and the serene environs is a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
This idyllic retreat, influenced by the Nalukettu style of architecture is a beautiful amalgam of traditional designs meeting a contemporary presentation. And that is not all, a stay at The Raviz Ashtamudi takes you a step closer to nature. Be it a cruise on the lake, or a relaxing traditional spa treatment on the premises, or a glimpse of the rustic village life around the resort, you will find yourself reconnecting with nature.
One of the best backwater resorts in Kerala, The Raviz Ashtamudi offers world-class comforts at the most pristine of locations. Each of the rooms is tailor-made to give you the best of comforts and views that are breathtaking. The restaurant, Keralaeeyam introduces you to flavor-rich and scrumptious authentic Kerala cuisine. The cruise along the Ashtamudi is an experience that will be etched into your minds for a long time. The proximity to the lake also makes the resort a most sought after place for destination weddings.
The property also houses an expansive facility of our Favourite Kerala Ayurveda Spa, one of the biggest yet with treatment rooms that speak about the region’s rich heritage.
Come the first week of November and the Ashtamudi Lake transforms into a venue for a traditional snake boat race – the President’s Trophy Boat Race with the resort as a backdrop.
The Raviz Ashtamudi is an ideal stopover to rejuvenate before you set off on a journey of Kerala. It is also one of the perfect honeymoon destinations in Kerala.
Distance from Thiruvananthapuram Airport – 71 KM
Distance from nearest railway station (Kollam Junction) – 5 KM
At The Raviz Ashtamudi, we give you a glimpse of the traditional Kerala architecture. The rooms in the Heritage wing come in three classifications and here’s a look at what they offer.
These rooms are tastefully done up in a relaxed tone with colorful mural paintings dotting the walls. The wooden flooring and the woodwork in the room add to its rustic charm. Each room is air-conditioned and comes equipped with a flat-screen cable TV, a mini fridge and tea/coffee making facilities.
Superior Lake View Room
The view of the meandering Ashtamudi lake and the village just beyond makes your stay at the Superior Lake View room a memorable experience. The air-conditioned rooms come with all the amenities to suit your needs.
We have four suite rooms in the Heritage Wing. These rooms are extremely spacious and offer a stunning view of the Lake Ashtamudi. An en suite bathroom with all modern fittings and a fully equipped room makes the stay a pleasurable experience.
Designed to marry the traditional with the modern, the Tower Block offers an idyllic retreat for those seeking contemporary facilities in a traditional setting.
Stylishly spread over 630 sq ft, these twelve ultra-modern luxury rooms come equipped with best-in-class amenities including a Jacuzzi and en-suite bathrooms. These rooms come in a combination of king size beds and twin beds offering a peek into the rural lifestyles adjoining the Ashtamudi Lake.
Premium Lake View Rooms
Wake up to the spectacular view of boats – both big and small – floating down the Ashtamudi Lake. These well-appointed rooms come in a combination of king size beds and twin beds offering a Jacuzzi and en-suite bathrooms making it the best picks for a family vacation.
A bedroom, a dining-cum-living room with all amenities – those are the comforts the suite room offers you. The views outside the window are that of the Ashtamudi Lake. And what’s more the bathroom comes with a jacuzzi and other comforts that are top of the line.
How can an authentic Kerala experience be complete without a slice of the way the generations before lived? And hence, to make this as authentic as can be, we have housed centuries-old structures, recreated brick-by-brick from its original location.
A 200-year old structure that has been successfully transposed from Eerattupetta to the property is a dream for honeymooners looking for a unique experience. The designs and the material have been retained to keep the authentic flavor alive.
A 300-year old ancient heritage structure called ‘Mana’ – a home of Brahmins, was also transposed from Anchal to the Ashtamudi property stone by stone. It is another interesting option for honeymooning couples to make the once-in-a-lifetime experience memorable.
The Raviz Ashtamudi houses two private villas directly overlooking the Ashtamudi Lake. The traditional décor of the villas are designed to complement the contemporary facilities. A big draw with families hoping for privacy, the villas are a true representation of what The Raviz stands for – Celebrating India.
Unique experiences are what creates lasting memories and at The Raviz Ashtamudi, we go all out to make your stay memorable. Your stay is incomplete without these unique experiences.
Ayurveda & rejuvenation
No visit to Kerala is complete without experiencing its unique therapeutic healing touch of Ayurveda. Sit back, relax and unwind slowly as our experts work on your tired muscles. You can also consult our doctor and work out on an ideal rejuvenation package during your stay with us.
Yoga is not just a series of poses. This ancient Indian disciple is a way of life that aims towards giving you a sound mind in a healthy body. We offer complimentary yoga lessons in the morning during your stay with us. We also have tailor-made packages if you would like to know more about yoga.
Stay in houseboat
The best way to experience the backwaters off Kollam is on a houseboat. These traditional boats also known as kettuvallams are spacious and fitted with all modern amenities. It comes with a dedicated staff and in-house entertainment – and trust us, it is totally safe.
A European breakfast, an Oriental lunch or a typical Kerala Sadhya, we curate the best of culinary experiences for you at our restaurant. Savor the authentic Kerala cuisine and its famed seafood while you stay here.
Start your day with a yoga session, follow it up with an ayurvedic massage and a sumptuous Kerala meal. You can either relax or go out and explore the neighborhood or go for a sunset cruise on Ashtamudi Lake. Here’s a list of things you can do while you stay with us.
Welcome to the backwaters of Kerala for a relaxing honeymoon. Our houseboat is luxurious and a cruise on it is a memorable event. You can also go on kayaking or pedal boat on the Ashtamudi Lake.
Travel requests, a small place to hold meetings, or a high-speed internet connection, the Business Centre at the Raviz Ashtamudi is equipped to handle all your needs. We firmly believe nothing should come in the way of finishing your work even when you are away from the office or on a vacation.
The convention center at The Raviz Ashtamudi is one of the most sought out venues for MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conference and Exhibitions) in Kerala.The sprawling 7953 sq ft convention center can seat up to 1200 people and boasts of top of the line facilities and exquisitely designed for elaborate Indian weddings and other social events.
The Copper Plate Circuit
One ancient trail, 46 amazing experiences, the Copper Plate circuit is proof of how choosing a path less traveled will make all the difference. Rediscover South India and its rich history when you take this amazing trip with The Raviz.
Lake and Beach Package
Two destinations, two different experiences, and one amazing hotel chain that makes it both possible. The lake and beach package from Raviz is every traveler’s dream come true. Click here to know more about this amazing package. Don’t miss it.
Winter Getaway Package
Winter is that time of the year when you want to keep your loved ones close to you. A time to create lasting memories. Give yourself a treat. Take your family on an extraordinary Winter Package at The Raviz.
The architecture of Kerala is very unique. It draws heavily from the Dravidian and Vedic styles of construction and most of the old houses in the state are based on the ancient texts on architecture.
The natural building materials used were timber, stones, clay and palm leaves. Over the years, the native architecture adapted from Islamic and European architecture too. However, what makes the Kerala architecture stand out was the well -planned, well-thought-out structures to suit the climate and geography of the land. The spacious rooms and tall ceilings allowing ample air flow is one of the characteristics of an old Kerala household.
At Raviz, we take utmost care at preserving and showcasing the tradition of our land. Staying in our premises will transport you to a different era, and it will be a relaxing experience.
The Ashtamudi Lake hosts the legendary Kerala Piravi Vallamkali that is celebrated on the 1st of November every year. And the mega festivities attract guests, not just Indian but international too, from various corners of the world. We, at the Raviz Ashtamudi, are proud to partner with this landmark event.
As the much sought after backwaters, Ashtamudi Kayal (Lake) is a must-visit on almost every serious traveller’s list. Tourist attractions in the vicinity of Kollam include the picturesque small town of Thangassery that earned its reputation as the original Pepper trading town, the trekkers’ paradise ‘Thenmala’, the misty mountains and lush greens around Palaruvi Waterfalls, the Thevally Palace – abode of the King of Travancore, the Munroe Island – a famed spot on the Ashtamudi Lake itself, and finally the Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary.
Why should you book our resort
- Houseboat cruise
The best way to know the land is to take a cruise on our well-equipped houseboat. Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the backwaters. Savor yummy meals caught and cooked on the houseboat. Take in the spectacular view of the palm-fringed backwaters and interact with the villagers and experience their rustic lifestyles while you go on a trip.
- How to reach
Situated at Thevally, a stone’s throw away from Kollam town, The Raviz Ashtamudi is on the bank of the lake. The nearest Railway Station is about 5kms away and the nearest Airport, the Trivandrum International Airport is about 71 km away.
- Key features
A well-equipped spa, expert doctors, yoga sessions, conference spaces, superior quality rooms, travel desk – we have the best of facilities to make your stay worthwhile.
- Things to Do
Enjoy a relaxing stay, go on a cruise on the Ashtamudi Lake, go for an outing, explore nearby tourist destinations – the options are endless. Come, stay with us to find out more.
- Pick up and drop
We offer to pick up and drop and also travel assistance to the nearby locations.
Gods own country Ashtamudi Attractions
The name Kerala conjures up images of palm-fringed backwaters, lush greens, and quaint villages. Ashtamudi Lake is the entrance to this blue waterways. A cruise along this waterway, one of the most scenic in the whole land gives you a deeper look at the heart and soul of Kerala. This is undoubtedly one of the best ways to know God’s Own Country.
If you are someone who loves fish, Ashtamudi is the place to be. The lake, the many waterways, and the sea just beyond offer a wide variety of fish. However, a local will swear by Karimeen (Pearl spot). Fried, curried or roasted on a banana leaf, this is one dish you must have during your stay with us. Duck is another delicacy, followed by chicken and beef. It is a shame to leave this beautiful shore without tasting the Karimeen and the duck.
Kollam is, officially the entrance to the splendid backwaters and it is an intricate network of lakes, rivers and the ocean close by. There are some islands that are not connected by roads. A cruise down the lakes and the rivers is the best way to know this area. Get to know the life of these local people in these villages, cruise along the narrow islets and down the lake to places like Alappuzha on a houseboat. Trust us, it will be a trip of a lifetime.
What our guests say
Very friendly staff GM to room services. Not to mention Chef Suresh Pillai and his cooking magic. Cooked us a fabulous dinner. Binoy, Sudheesh and team in Restaurant. Soby the GM and Manoj ensured our stay was pleasant and memorable. However we missed the front desk Manager Ajith who made our previous stay extra special which massively influenced our return this time.
Mr. William Thomas
I was there for a business trip and I have visited lot of hotels across India… but this one was something different… though my first visit to Kerala and I got this Hotel to stay for 2 nights, there is nothing to say about this hotel as this is just exquisite close your eyes and visit this hotel from check in to check out you will fell in love with this hotel, this is a very huge hotel, rooms are too good i think they have all the rooms facing lake ashtamudi, water is very clean and clear, evening cruise in house boat was just awesome experience, food in the restaurant was very nice and tasty and they also have cultural dance activity during evening in the lobby.
Mr. Karan S
I am extremely happy to stay this hotel. very good amenities. Good behavior of the staffs. Location is extra ordinary. We have got a nostalgic and memorable day. I recommend this is one of the best hotels in Kerala .. Stay with Raviz..
Ms. Leny Reghu
I am staying with this property after 4 years. Keep up the good work for maintain the property well. Enjoyed the Entire stay at the hotel. Over all Hotel staffs are very full of warmth.
Ms. Mansi Agarwal
Backwater Resorts in Kerala
There is something about nature that calls out to most people whenever they need a break from their routine humdrum life. It could just be a stroll in the park, sun-gazing at the beach or gliding through blue-green waters in a boat. The silence and serenity, the soothing natural colors or even the seemingly unending horizons and vistas out in the open all call out to your inner self; it inspires you to rejuvenate the spirit and steep in the rustic beauty of heavenly nature.
And where else would you find all this natural beauty but in the backwater resorts in Kerala, especially in Kollam, the ancient seaport city where you can enjoy a unique combination of golden beaches, lush greenery and a huge lake spanning the most scenic backwaters. It’s also one of the best honeymoon destinations in Kerala; and to top it all, there are quite a number of classy backwater resorts located here where you can stay and enjoy this bounty of nature coupled with the legendary Indian hospitality.
Come to one of the best honeymoon destinations in Kerala and enjoy the famous backwaters in Kollam that start at the palm frond-shaped Ashtamudi Lake which covers an area of almost 62 square kilometers. The whispering blue-green waters surrounded by the majestically towering palms creates mesmerizing views as you glide by on one of the famous country boats that ply the backwater routes which stretch out all the way to Allapuzha. These houseboats are an ideal getaway for honeymooners, with nothing to disturb their privacy except the ripples of the silent waters or the sweet call of birds. Made entirely of locally sourced wood and constructed the same way they were more than 500 years ago during the time of the maharajas, these floating beauties are an amazing sight to behold. They come fully equipped with well-trained staff, modern kitchen and bathrooms as well as luxuriously-appointed AC bedrooms.
What’s more, luxury resorts like The Raviz Ashtamudi located on the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake also offer these dreamy houseboat rides and are one of the best honeymoon resorts in Kerala. And if the resort staff gets the tiniest hint that you are on your honeymoon, you will be given extra-lavish care too! There are special honeymoon packages available here to make this momentous new beginning in your life a more memorable one. Come stay at one of the best backwater resorts in Kerala and enjoy unforgettable hospitality.
Getting to Kollam is easy as there are highway and rail connections available aside from the Trivandrum International Airport being just 72km away.