Kollam KSWTD Ferry Terminal

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Kollam KSWTD Ferry Terminal
Kollam KSWTD Boat Jetty

കൊല്ലം കെ.എസ്സ്.ഡബ്ലിയു.ടി.ഡി ഫെറി ടെര്‍മിനല്‍
Kollam KSWTD Boat Jetty.jpg
Kollam KSWTD Ferry Terminal
LocationCutchery, Kollam, Kerala
India
Coordinates8°53′31″N 76°35′07″E / 8.891826°N 76.585269°E / 8.891826; 76.585269Coordinates: 8°53′31″N 76°35′07″E / 8.891826°N 76.585269°E / 8.891826; 76.585269
Owned byKerala State Water Transport Department(KSWTD)
Operated byKerala State Water Transport Department
Services
Passenger Ferries

Kollam KSWTD Boat Jetty or Kollam KSWTD Ferry Station is an transport hub in the city of Kollam in Kerala, India, one of 14 ferry stations owned by the Kerala State Water Transport Department.[1]

Kollam Tourism Gateway near Kollam Ferry Terminal

Importance[edit]

Kollam is one of the few cities in Kerala which is reachable by rail, road or water transportation. The city of Kollam (Quilon) was the commercial capital of the princely state of Travancore. Kollam Port was founded by Mar Abo at Tangasseri in 825. The district's major waterways include Ashtamudi Lake, Paravur Kayal, Sasthamcotta Lake and the historic Kollam Canal. The Kerala State Water Transport Department (KSWTD) operates ferries from Kollam to the following destinations:[2][3]

Location[edit]

The KSWTD jetty is situated near Kollam KSRTC Bus Station in Cutchery. The ferry station is situated on the side of Asramam Link Road. Kollam has two gateways to the backwaters of Kerala.

Kollam-Alappuzha Tourist Boat Service[edit]

The Kollam-Alappuzha route is the longest service operated by KSWTD within Kerala.[5][6][7] The eight-hour-long journey passes through Ashtamudi Lake, Kayamkulam Lake and Vembanad Lake and through narrow canals. The route also passes through the settlements in Amritapuri, Tharayilkadavu, Alumkadavu, Kovilthottam, Chavara, Pallikkodi & Kavanad.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kerala State Water Transport Department - Introduction". KSWTD. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Transport - Kollam Corporation". Kollam Municipal Corporation. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Important places enroute - KSWTD". KSWTD. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Jhankar Service Opened - The New Indian Express". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Alappuzha-Kollam boat service resumes after 14 years". The Hindu. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Boat Service Between Kollam & Alappuzha - DTPC Alappuzha". DTPC Alappuzha. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Kollam Alleppey Tourist Boat - Southern Backwaters". Southern Backwaters. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Tourist Boat Service Between Kollam & Alappuzha - KSWTD". KSWTD. Retrieved 4 January 2015.

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