Kottayam Ferries

Kottayam, a scenic locale of Kerala, is surrounded by the enchanting backwaters. The boats and ferries form one of the prime modes of transportation. Kottayam ferries are available from the two jetty stations of the city. The prime and largest jetty of Kottayam, Town Jetty is located at a distance of nearly three kilometers from the railhead. This Kottayam jetty offers ferry services to many tourist places like Munnar, Alleppey, Kovalam, Champakulam and Mankombu. The tourists can avail ferry service from this jetty during the monsoon.

The other ferry station of Kottayam is the Kodimatha Jetty. Ferry services are available from here even when the water level is relatively low. Summer season is the time when Kodimatha jetty is fully operational in Kottayam.

The ferry tour from Kottayam to Alleppey takes 3 hours. The earliest ferry to this destination starts at 07:15A.M. whereas the last one starts at 05:30P.M. everyday. The Kottayam ferries take 3 hours and 4 hours to make a tour of Munnar and Chambakulam respectively.

Tourists can enjoy the surrounding beauty of the place while taking a ride through the Kottayam ferries in lieu of a reasonable fare. Individual boats can also be hired by the tourists from Kottayam jetties to move to Alleppey. The charges of boat ride for a single person varies between Rs. 500 to Rs. 600. The tourists possessing an international students' card are offered a relaxation of Rs. 50 on the general rates.

Last Updated on 05 May 2011