The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), in its bid to popularize the service and genarate some smart revenue, had launched budget tourism packages two years back. In no time, the trips found many takers and became a huge hit. Now, the Koothattukulam depot in Ernakulam district, which had succesfully run a slew of budget tours, is all set to conduct the 100th trip, on February 14 (Valentine’s Day). The V-Day trip to Munroe Island and Sambranikodi in Kollam district offers a pocket-friendly solution to those who hope to take a one day trip on the special day.
Advanced registrations have to be made for being part of the 100th trip. The fare is Rs 1,070. For further details and booking, contact: +91 9447223212.
A leisurely trip on a canoe at Munroe Island offers an enchanting experience as visitors can travel between eight small picturesque islands and along numerous charming canals. Situated at the confluence of the Kallada River and Ashtamudi Lake in Kerala’s Kollam district, Monroe Island is blessed with greenery. The ideal way to experience the place is by canoe. However, tourists have to watch out for the low bridges over the narrow canals. During the trip, they can observe prawn farms and mangrove forests.