Kerala is naturally blessed with greenery and exotic beauty. The backwaters, beaches, ecotourism spots, and hill stations have earned it a top place in the popular tourist places in the country. Kerala is a small state where you do not need much time to travel from one place to another. Most of these places are reachable by state RTC buses as well. You can easily make Kerala RTC online booking for any journey from one district to another and find another Kerala RTC bus for the local routes. Here you will see the ten most important places in Kerala that you visit by RTC buses.
Starting from the south, one of the most famous places in Kerala is the capital city. Apart from the various interesting places such as museums, palaces, and beaches, you can also visit the famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple on Kerala RTC routes or by local buses. There is also a double-decker bus tour of Thiruvananthapuram operated by Kerala RTC. The cost of the tour is INR 250 per person. The bus passes through most of the major tourist places in the city.
Gavi is a small Pathanamthitta village with picturesque views, greenery, and a base for adventure seekers. People use this palace as a base camp for trekking, birdwatching, and wildlife watching. Boating on the Gavi Lake is another popular thing to do here. You can get an RTC bus from Thiruvananthapuram to Vandiperiyar and from there to Gavi.
The coastal district of Alappuzha is right on the way of the KSRTC routes, so you can easily reach here. Most beaches in Alappuzha are near the highway, and so is one of the famous Ayurvedic centers. Alappuzha beach, Marari Beach, Thumpoly Beach, Punnapra Beach, Thottappally Beach, etc., are other beaches. You can also enjoy a houseboat tour at Vembanad Lake.
Famous for the backwaters, Kumarakom is one of the must-visit places in Kerala. There are plenty of buses to this place from Kottayam, Ernakulam, Alappuzha, Thiruvananthapuram, etc. You can make Kerala RTC online booking to these places and then catch a local bus to reach Kumarakom. The buses will reach the Kerala RTC bus depot. You can get auto rickshaws from there to reach your destinations.
The famous hill station Munnar does not need an introduction. There are plenty of buses available to Munnar from many parts of Kerala, especially from Kottayam, Ernakulam, Kothamangalam, etc. When you travel by a Kerala RTC bus, you can enjoy the scenic route rather than concentrate on driving. Munnar Hill viewpoint, Mattupetty dam, and other interesting places are also on the bus route.
The Queen of the Arabian Sea used to be a Portuguese colony, then a Dutch colony, and finally a British colony. This has made it an important place in Kerala that has several monuments left by them. You can reach Mattancherry, Fort Kochi, and other parts of Kochi by local RTC buses from Ernakulam. Kerala RTC online booking will be available only to the main city. You need to catch the local bus to Fort Kochi to reach Mattancherry.
Athirapally, waterfalls, the famous waterfalls that have been a part of major movies, are reachable by an RTC bus. You can reach Thrissur from neighboring states and then catch the local bus from there or from Chalakudy to the waterfalls. Any bus from Thrissur towards Ernakulam, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram, etc will pass through CHalakudy, from where you will get local buses more frequently.
Vadakkunnathan Temple is a centuries-old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The architecture of the temple is famous, and so is the small museum of art inside the temple that displays murals. The temple ground is where the famous Thrissur Pooram, with 30 decked-up elephants, happens annually. The temple is in the city and is reachable by Kerala RTC bus, local or interstate.
Kozhikode is a coastal city and the largest urban area of Kerala. Kerala RTC buses from all parts of Kerala and Karnataka reach here. You can easily make a Kerala RTC online ticket booking to reach here. Once you get to the city depot, you can catch an auto rickshaw to go around the famous places. Kappad Beach, where Vasco Da Gama arrived, Kozhikode beach, Beypore beach etc are some of the must-visit places. It would help if You also had a Kozhikode biryani and halwa to get the local taste.
This is a medieval fort made in the 16th century in Kasargod, the last district of Kerala. This was a military station of Tipu Sultan. Today, only the ruins of the fort exist, but it gives some of the best picturesque views of the Arabian Sea. The fort has also been the location of a song in Bombay’s movie. The fort is 15 km away from Kasargod. You may catch a local bus, cab, or auto rickshaw to reach there. Kerala RTC buses are available to Kasargod from most other districts and Karnataka.
Kerala has an impressive network of public transportation. Kerala RTC operates interstate, interdistrict, and local buses on almost all parts. Where the KSRTC bus does not reach, you can find private buses so you can easily travel anywhere without having a private vehicle. In addition, the Kerala RTC online booking is available to main towns and cities in most districts. You can also directly login to the redBus website or download the redBus app to print or download the ticket on your own before your journey begins.