What about a leisurely trip in a KSRTC bus through the verdant forest with green vegetation and hills all around and a light drizzle for company? The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is offering safe and budget travel packages for travellers from various depots across the state. Giving a shot in the arm of KSRTC, the budget trips from most of the districts in Kerala to various tourist destinations in Kerala are a big hit among tourists. Presently, people travelling with their families and children choose KSRTC as the perfect platform to go on an excursion. The KSRTC bus tours are well-received as they give travellers the option of travelling in a group filled with fun and frolic instead of driving alone to the tourist centers.
KSRTC has packed the month of July with many trips to places of interest from Kottayam and this is a lowdown on tours being offered.
The Kottayam to Malakkappara bus trips are scheduled between July 9 and July 24, and the cost is Rs 600 per person. The ticket rate does not include expenses for food and entry fees to tourist centers. The bus will start its journey from Kottayam depot at 6am and will have brief stopovers at Thumburmuzhi, Athirapally view point, Vazhacahal, Charpa waterfalls, Peringalkuthu Dam reservoir, Anakayyam Bridge, Sholayar dam, Nellikunnu and Malakkappara tea estate, among others. Malakkappara is a sough-after hill station in Thrissur district.
For reservations, call Vishnu at 85475 64093.
The KSRTC buses take tourists not only to the misty hill stations but also to the rustic charm of the villages. And now the Kottayam depot has rolled out budget tour packages to enjoy the enchanting vistas of the Kollam district. If you want to soak in the pristine beauty of the Munroe Island, then board the KSRTC bus to the isles on July 31, which will be a one-day trip. The bus will leave for the island from the Kottayam depot at 6am and will return around 9pm. The ticket rate is Rs 825 per person, which includes canoeing charges.
Another interesting KSRTC bus tour is the one to Inchathotty, which has one of the longest hanging bridges in Kerala. The journey to Inchathotty will start at 6am on July 10 and the ticket rate is Rs 700, which is inclusive of food and other expenses. The main attraction of the Inchathotty tour is kayaking through the Periyar River. The Inchathotty hanging bridge has become the stopover destination of people visiting tourist centers such as Bhoothathankettu and Thattekad.
Call Viju K Nair for reservations at 94958 76723.