How to reach Amritapuri

By air and taxi: The two closest airports are in Trivandrum (110 km south of Amritapuri) and in Cochin (140 km north). {International visitors may order an ashram taxi to pick you up at the airport or from a hotel in Cochin or Trivandrum by completing the online form here. } Indian visitors, let us know that you are coming (click here)

If you have not ordered a taxi in advance, at the airport you may go to the “Airport Taxi Service” counter and ask for a prepaid taxi to “Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram” at Amritapuri.

The journey from Trivandrum takes about three hours and the cost for a non-A/C car is about Rs. 2,200. From Cochin, the journey takes about four hours and costs about Rs.3,300. (as on Jun 2013) You can ask to come by the “Beach Road” from Karunagappally. This road crosses the backwaters by a road bridge and brings you directly into the ashram premises. Otherwise you will be dropped off in Vallickavu, from where you can cross the backwaters over Amrita Setu, the ashram’s new pedestrian bridge. If you find yourself on the other side of the backwaters with heavy luggage you may also take a hand-poled boat across the backwaters.

By bus or train: Kayankulam (12 km north of Amritapuri) and Karunagapally (10 km south) are the closest towns to reach. Small auto-rickshaws can bring you to Amritapuri premises as explained above Vallickavu village to the Ashram.) There are also regular buses from Kayankulam Railway Station (KYJ) to the foot of the Amrita Setu bridge.


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By Boat
(The Government of Kerala is operating the boat service the whole year, except June 1 to August 31)

Amritapuri to Aalapuzha : Daily boat
Departure : between 13:00 and 13:30
Arrival : around 18:30

Aalapuzha to Amritapuri : Daily boat
Departure : around 10:30
Arrival : between 15:00 and 15:30

Amritapuri to Kollam : Daily boat
Departure : between 15:00 and 16:00
Arrival : around 18:30

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