This trip is organised by the ATDC. the boat service would operate from September to May .The service will cover the 80 km distance between Alappuzha and Kollam in seven-and-a-half hours with nine stops. . The service will offer tourists a chance to enjoy the scenic beauty of Kuttanad. thistrip through the back waters passes some exotic locations and gives a close view of the scenic countryside
Alappuzha to Kollam trip: The boat service starts from Alappuzha at 10.30 a.m. . It will pass through kuttanad region, karumadikuttan, thottapally spill way, coir village, kumaranashan memorial at pallana, chinese fishing nets, NTP, amruthapuri sethu bridge, chavara canal , vilakkama statue etc. There will be stops at Kannitta, Pallathuruthy, Kanjipadam, Thottappally, Thrikunnapuzha, Ayiramthengu, Amritapuri, Chavara and Kollam. Lunch will be served at Thrikkunnapuzha.
Kollam to alappuzha : This service will start daily from Kollam at 10.30 a.m. and will have the same stops on the way to Alappuzha. Lunch will be served at DTPC restaurant in Aalumkadavu
Highlights of the journey.
This trip is the answer to the request of a number of tourists who enquire whether they can travel from alappuzha to kollam or kollam to alappuzha in a boat.
It is the longest boat trip in kerala.
This trip is highly recommended to see the scenic beauty of the backwaters and lakes of kerala.
The boats will pass through three lakes — Vembanad, Kayamkulam and Ashtamudi — offering the tourists a chance to see the Punnamada lake, the venue of the famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race, and the statue of ‘Karumadikuttan’, believed to be that of Lord Buddha.
The boat would also pass through Thrikkunnappuzha, the land of the coir industry, and passengers can have a view of Amritapuri, the ashramam of Mata Amritananda Mayi.We can also see places like Kerala Metals and Minerals, Chavara , Thottapally spill way etc