With beautiful backwaters flowing on one side and exotic forests covering the 200-year-old guest house campus, the Ashramam Picnic Village makes for an exciting and memorable stay in the midst of nature. This sprawling property is one of the best tourist village at Ashramam, where Lord Munroe once stayed and enjoyed the exquisite beauty of Kerala backwaters. The Ashramam Picnic Village is the main centre for recreational activities in Kollam. It offers a wide range of leisure activities to the guests, including boating, fishing, and many more. People from different parts of the country and even abroad, visit this spectacular location to spend a peaceful and comforting holiday in the lap of the mother nature.
The Ashramam Picnic Village has a boat club, a children's traffic park, an adventure park, and a Tamarind Hotel, to offer recreational activities to the tourists. It houses Paaramparya Museum, which display paintings from different parts of the country, including Warli, Kalamkari, and Madhubani. One can also see the wordless beauty of Kerala mural art in the gallery and closely examine the rich culture of Kerala and its people.
Located approximately 2 kms from Kollam Town, the Ashramam Picnic Village is spread in an area of 48 acres. The main attraction of this complex is a 200-year-old Government Guest House, known for its elegance and architectural beauty. The boating experience here is one of its kind, the visitors can enjoy different types of boat rides, including luxury cruise boats, power boats, motor boats, etc. available on hire from the boat jetty near the adventure park.
Both the parks under the complex are designed by NATPAC and the regular backwater cruises are conducted by the District Tourism Promotion Council. This park is kept open every day from 10 A.M to 6 P.M.