Exciting cruise on Ashtamudi Lake; ‘Sea Ashtamudi’ boat service to start in Feb 2020
Anchalummood (Kollam): The ‘Sea Ashtamudi’ boat service that enables tourists to witness the beauty of Ashtamudi lake will start in February 2020, the Water Transport Director informed.
The manufacturing of the boat is in its final phase. The passengers can travel to various locations in the backwaters in the lower deck of the boat and they can enjoy beauty of backwaters from the upper deck.
With the start of boat service, people will be able to visit all eight ‘mudi’ (meaning hair braids in Malayalam) of the lake. Though there were plans to start the boat service in last season, it could not be realised. This year, the service will start before the season.
Many school students visit here to a take the boat ride through the lake along with their teachers. At present, old boats of the state water transport department are being used for the cruise. Once ‘Sea Ashtamudi’ is implemented, it will put an end to the crisis.