DTPC Alleppey to Kollam ferry service good?

#1 Mar 12th, 2013, 18:26
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I understand DTPC conducts a "backwater cruise" (or would it be just a ferry service?) from Alleppey to Kollam.

Would appreciate if any one can post its reviews / pics.

I hope it would be comfortable enough to carry luggage with me as I'll be traveling to Kovalam from Kollam.
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I took the said 8 hrs trip.. It was nice and cheap as compared to hiring an individual houseboat. Its more of a ferry service rather than boat house. But I understand it is backwaters which matters.. not the vessel in which you are travelling.
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nirav, could you specify the amounts you spent too, if you remember them? Thanks.
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Its Rs 300 per head for 8 hrs trip.
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Are these ferry boats equipped with toilets.
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Yes there is a small toilet on the backside.
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Here is a photo of the ferry.

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This is the other ferry on this route
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Thanks for your picture. The more I see of Kerala, Allepey and the backwaters I wonder if I have allowed sufficient time to take it all in, five days.
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Can anyone confirm if these are still running? And if so the schedule? I heard the schedule was erratic at best? Aiming to go saturday Feb 10th From Kollam to Alleppey. Thnx!
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There is contact info on their site, http://southernbackwaters.com/kollam...ouristboat.php
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Kerala Government ferry

Kerala Govt run ferry mentioned by the thread starter: contacts here
The ferry schedule is listed here. You will find that the Kollam ferry mentions tourist upper deck
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I found this page - more info on the same
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I had called up the Kollam tourist info office regarding the same a couple of days ago. They said it is running. Starts at 10:30 a.m. from Kollam. SWTD site mentions 9:30 though . ₹ 400 is the Kollam-Alappuzha ticket rate. SWTD is the operator, couldn't reach them to confirm.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darklord View Post I had called up the Kollam tourist info office regarding the same a couple of days ago. They said it is running. Starts at 10:30 a.m. from Kollam. SWTD site mentions 9:30 though . ₹ 400 is the Kollam-Alappuzha ticket rate. SWTD is the operator, couldn't reach them to confirm.
The tourist info page and the schedule page have contradicting information.
If you see the link I have provided above for ferry schedule from Alappuzha (this) the ferry to Kollam is listed at 1030.

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