Kerala’s Tourism Department is coming up with hop-on hop-off boat service in Kochi. The move will surely spell convenience for foreign vacationers taking India bound flights and looking to avoid traffic jams in Kerala.
Foreign tourists taking flights to Kerala (South India’s major holiday hub) would soon be able to enjoy a ride in the state’s popular holiday destination of Kochi without having to worry about constant traffic jams!
The tourism department of Kerala has proposed a hop-on hop-off boat service in Kochi and a water taxi service from Alappuzha. These services will definitely benefit India bound tourists, allowing them to enjoy the beauty of the expanse while drifting along on the waters.
About a fleet of five to seven boats with a capacity of 20-30 passengers will be plied. The boats will have initial stopovers at Marine Drive, Bolgatty Palace, Vypeen and Mattanchery, revealed online sources. Most of these stopovers are highly popular attractions among foreign tourists taking India flights.
“The boat services will offer maximum flexibility to the traveller,” said a state department official as quoted by TOI, India’s leading English daily.
Moreover, a water taxi, accommodating about 4 to 6 passengers, will also be operated and will link the three most prominent destinations of state – Kochi, Alappuzha and Kumarakom. This will offer alternate connectivity for foreign travellers taking flights tickets to the ancient country of India for exploring the beauty of the southern province.
Besides, tourism department has also come up with heritage cruises which will connect the heritage destination at Thalassery and Fort Kochi, highly renowned attractions among tourists hopping on India bound flights. The route will cover Kappad, Beypur and Kanyakumari with stopovers at few destinations.
Natural wonders and Ayurveda treatments have long been among the key reasons for holidaymakers catching flights to Kerala. The introduced service and ferries connecting the popular gems of the state are expected to be a big hit with westerners who are often to be seen in a lookout for flights to the country.