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Government of Kerala
State Water Transport Department

Tourist Boat Service Between Kollam & Alappuzha

The service starts at 09.30 A.M. on all days from Kollam & Alappuzha. A pleasure trip through the waves of the famous lakes viz. Vembanad, Kayamkulam & Ashtamudi etc. and also through narrow canals at the lowest rate offering the tourists maximum enjoyment of the entire secnic beauty of Kerala. The journey from Alappuzha takes the Tourists to Punnamads Canal, where the world famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race is conducted, the training centre of the Sports Authority of Inda (SAI), Lake Vembanad and then to the jetty "Mangalassery". If alighted at Mangalassery Jetty, the place whee the sacred river Pampa joins Lake Vembanad, paddy farming places below sea level and the MOTOR BASE (Motor Thara) used for sucking out water from the paddy fields etc. can be seen.

The journey then proceeds through the River Pallathruthy to Kavalackal Village Jetty at Chembassery, Kuttanadu Agricultural lands and tourists huts on river banks etc. are the sights at this place. The statue of "KARUMADIKUTTAN" on the river bank, which is supposed to be the Statue of Lord Budha is another tourist attraction of the place.

The journey continues through Pallana, Kumarakodi, where the famous Malayalam Poet and Revelutionary Kumaranashan who helped to bring in great changes in the Social System of the state met with his tragic death in the capsizing of Boat "REDEEMER". The land of Coir and Coir Products namely Trrikunnappuzha is the other destination of the journey. For the rest and food, 10 minutes time will be allowed to the Tourists when the boat reaches at Thrikunnappuzha Coir Village Jetty.

After this slight pause, the journey resumed through Aayiramthengu, Kayamkulam Jetty to reach Amrithapuri, where the "ASRAMAM" of Matha Amrithanantha Mayi, who is worshiped worldwide by many devotes is visible. Amrithapuri is a sacred place, bledning natural beauty with the metaphysical thoughts of mankind, reducing great spiritual pleasure.

The last stage of the jopurney starts from here. The boat passes through Tharyilkadavu, Alumkadavu, Kovilthottam, Chavara, Pallikkodi & Kavanadu to reach the final destination of Kollam.

This eight hour long journey will be an unforgettable experience all thorugh the life of a tourist.

Ticket Fares from Alappuzha

1 Kollam - Chavara Rs.50/-
2 Kollam - Amrithapuri Rs.100/-
3 Kollam - Aayiramthengu Rs.150/-
4 Kollam - Thrikkunnappuzha (Coir Village) Rs.200/-
5 Kollam - Thottappally Rs.250/-
6 Kollam - Alappuzha Rs.300/-

Ticket Fares from Kollam

1 Kollam - Chavara Rs.50/-
2 Kollam - Amrithapuri Rs.100/-
3 Kollam - Aayiramthengu Rs.150/-
4 Kollam - Thrikkunnappuzha (Coir Village) Rs.200/-
5 Kollam - Thottappally Rs.250/-
6 Kollam - Alappuzha Rs.300/-
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