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Alapuzha Kottayam boat service : Schedule

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Alapuzha Kottayam boat service : Schedule

A boat ride between Alapuzha and Kottayam is a very pleasing experience. The 2 hr ride in either direction costs just Rs 15!

The State run boats stop at some 40 points. For the inhabitants of these water-logged lands, the boat is the only means of transport, hence the rates are kept low. True, the boats are very basic :not so even wooden floors, narrow seats of coir mat cushions, with the fiber bristles peeping out.

But the journey is blissful, with just water, green paddy fields and the skies.

Trouble is, the timing is not available anywhere online. So, here it is:

Firstly, currently, the boats do not touch Kottayam town: the service is terminated at Kanjiram, which is 7 kms off Kottayam . You can catch a bus opposite the Tirunakkara Bus Stand. Autos will demand anything on either side of Rs 100.

At Alapuzha, the bus terminus and the ferry points are adjuscent, as they should ideally be.

Timings:

Kanjiram to Alapuzha: 7.15,12.00,1.30, 4.00, 5.45.

Alapuzha to Kanjiram: 7.30, 9.30, 11.30, 2.30, 5.15,

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1. Re: Alapuzha Kottayam boat service : Schedule

Helpful..!!

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Hello Ammanikutty,

The boats here are operated by state water transport department ( SWTD)

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6. Re: Alapuzha Kottayam boat service : Schedule

Thankyou so much, this is exactly the information we needed!

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Hi Columbustta,

Really great effort! Keep posting

Cheers,

Arun

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8. Re: Alapuzha Kottayam boat service : Schedule

Hi,

this is the schedule:

swtd.gov.in/index.php…

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9. Re: Alapuzha Kottayam boat service : Schedule

it is always good to recheck the schedules with the water transport department office

alleppey office - 9400050324

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10. Re: Alapuzha Kottayam boat service : Schedule

Thanks stella s for sharing the link. Since, Kerala has many waterlogged places, lakes, canals and rivers there is an extensive water transport system in the State. As posted above, it's a very cheap and efficient way of touring most of the touristy places, provided you have the time. The Kerala State Water Transport Department has lots of ferries connecting the many islands and mainland all over Kerala. But, often there are cancellations as we cannot say it's a very efficient department. Hence, as posted by Earthyroutes, always reconfirm the schedules.

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