KSRTC budget tourism services enter second year; check out engrossing low budget trips from Kottayam

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Kottayam: KSRTC launched fresh budget tourism services from Kottayam as the trips under the corporation completed a successful year in the district. Along with the one-day trips, KSRTC commenced two-day services also to mark the anniversary celebrations.

The first two-day trip was conducted on Friday to Munnar. The trips in November and December can be pre-booked by contacting the depots. Phone: 9495876723, 8547832580, 8547564093

Anchuruli trip at Rs 580

The low-budget service to Anchuruli will begin on November 12 at 5.30 am. The passengers can return on the same day night at around 9 pm after visiting Nadukani, Kulamavu dam, Cheruthoni dam, Idukki arch dam, Kalvari mount, Anchuruli, Ayyappankovil, Vagamon meadows, Pine valley, and Kolahalamedu. The ticket cost is only Rs 580.

Two-day Munnar trip at Rs 1,030

The trip will start at 6.30 am on November 3 and cover Bhoothathankettu, Mamalakandam, Mankulam, Lakshmi estate on the first day before reaching Munnar. Flower garden, Mattupetty dam, Kundala dam, Top station, tea museum and photo point will be visited before reaching back at 10 pm on November 4.

Nefertiti cruise trip at Rs 2,949

The single day trips have been scheduled on November 3, 4 and 14 from Kottayam district. The passengers will start their journey at 12 pm for a luxurious cruise trip awaiting them at Kochi in the evening. Celebrations including a DJ party will be set up in the cruise trip which starts at 4 pm. Tickets will cost only Rs 1,249 for children from 5 to 10 years. The passengers can reach Kottayam at 11.30 pm on the same day.

Vagamon two-day trip at Rs 2,320

The trip has been charted for November 19 and 20. The journey will kick start at 6.30 am and after visiting Vagamon, the trip will proceed via Parunthumpara and Ayyampara. Along with this, off-road jeep ride and camp fire will bestow an enrapturing experience for the travellers. Accommodation and three meals per day will be included in the trip.

Malakkappara trip at 720

The one day trip will take the passengers to Thumboormuzhi, Athirappilly, Vazhachal, Charpa waterfalls and Sholayar dam. The 45 kilometre journey through the forest is another fascinating element in this service.

KSRTC is planning to initiate tourist services to other states also, informed Viju K Nair, district tour coordinator.

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