Sasthamkotta is located in the Kollam district and is also known as 'Queen of Lakes and the largest freshwater lake in Kerala.

Sasthamkotta is located in the Kollam district in the state of Kerala and is also known as 'Queen of Lakes'. Sasthamkotta Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Kerala and it serves water for people in and around Kollam. The town got its name from ancient Sastha Temple which is an important pilgrim centre. The Sastha Temple is dedicated to two deities – Lord Ganesha and Lord Ayyappa. The temple is surrounded by forests, hills and also monkeys which are deeply related to Hindu beliefs and mythology. The monkeys are considered to be holy and the devotees visiting this temple take pleasure in feeding these monkeys with fruits and nuts.

Travel Tips

Sasthamkotta Lake is really a great place to visit whenever you need to refresh your mind and soul. You can visit this place with family and friends to spend quality time. The tourists must visit Sastha Temple while visiting this amazing place.

How to Reach

Sasthamkotta can be reached by train from the Kollam railway station, located at a distance of 29 KM and from the Trivandrum International Airport; it is located at a distance of 71 KM. The local residents of Sasthamkotta can take the local taxis or auto rickshaws to reach the destination.


The lake is set in the midst of hills and valleys and is doubtlessly an awesome tourist destination in Kerala. The highlights of Sasthamkotta Lake are the lush green coconuts farms at the lake shores. The nearby attractions include Temple Sasthamkotta, Monroe Island, Sasthamkotta Lake and Kollam beach.

Timings & Season

Tourists can visit this incredible place anytime but the best time to visit Sasthamkotta is from August to March. During this period of time, the climate remains pleasant. This place really makes your trip memorable and offers you the best experience of your life.