Tourist Information in Kollam (Quilon)

DTPC Information Centre

Helpful and can organise backwater trips and yoga classes; opposite the KSRTC bus stand near the boat jetty.
Tourist Information in Kottayam

DTPC Office

At the boat jetty; has local information and can arrange pricey backwater cruises (₹500 per hour).
Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)


The best choice for treating medical problems; about 7km northwest of Trivandrum railway station.
Tourist Information in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

DTPC Tourist Reception Centre

Close to the bus stand and boat jetty. Staff are helpful and can advise on local tours.
Tourist Information in Kovalam

Tourist Facilitation Centre

This helpful office is in the main entrance to Leela hotel near the bus stand.
Internet in Kovalam

Global Internet

Check your email on the terminals or hook up to the wi-fi in the restaurant.
Internet in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

ABC Internet

One of several good internet places in the small mall it's located in.
Hospital in Kovalam

Upasana Hospital

Has English-speaking doctors who can take care of minor injuries.
Police in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Tourist Police

Next door to the DTPC Tourist Reception Centre.
Tourist Information in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Tourist Facilitation Centre

Near the zoo; supplies maps and brochures.