The backwaters of Kerala are
one of its most attractive facets. Today, the Kettuvallams
, smaller boats and other craft constantly
traverse these waters. The city of Kochi has become the focal point for most of
these craft, with the waterways in and around Kochi being frequently used.
However, the infrastructure
available is not enough to meet the ever growing demands.
The Government of Kerala and the Department of Tourism have jointly decided to develop infrastructure of an international standard in the area. As a part of this, a small wooden jetty has been commissioned with all the amenities required for the tourist at the Ernakulam Wharf. Facilities at the jetty are to include a spacious waiting area, a snack counter, travel desk, VIP room, public toilets and a reception. The construction of the jetty is to undertaken by the Central Works Public Department.