Kerala is called ‘God’s own land’ and rightfully so with beautiful landscapes, hospitable & humble people and amazing food. As the end of the year approaches, the temperatures drop with warm days and chilly nights. The humidity goes down and that makes it the perfect time to tour this heavenly place. Here’s a list of places that you can explore in Kerala with budget-friendly Kerala RTC bus, also known as KSRTC (Kerala State Road Transport Corporation) buses which comfortably take you to your dream destinations, adding to the joy of your travels.
Places to Visit in New year with Kerala RTC
Checkout the places to visit for new year’s with Kerala RTC. Get ready to explore and experience the incredible beauty of kerala. You can also plan your travel with Kerala RTC. You can book Kerala RTC bus tickets online via redBus
Fort Kochi is a small, charming town nestled close to the sea which is known for its architecture that carries British, Dutch and Portuguese influences. The Fort Kochi beach has elaborate fishing nets and Chinese nets by the Vasco Da Gama Square, the St Francis Church which is known as the original resting place of Vasco Da Gama and Santa Cruz Basilica are some of the famous attractions here. Evenings on New Year can be spent walking around the coast and enjoying the local delicacies. The architecture provides picturesque imagery and makes for aesthetic pictures from a short getaway on New Year’s.
Travelling to Fort Kochi is an easy task through KSRTC buses that are available all day from multiple KSRTC bus stand locations such as Cochin Airport, Thuthiyoor, Ernakulam and so on.
Vagamon is a gorgeous hill station located at the Kottayam- Idukki border in Kerala. This hill topped town has attracted people from all over the country for its lush green mountains, scenic views and adventure possibilities such as trekking, hiking, paragliding and rock climbing. As opposed to Munnar, Vagamon is relatively less crowded and an ideal place for some peaceful time off alone or with your loved ones, especially during New Year, as it can serve as a spot for an intimate party and relaxation.
Multiple KSRTC buses for Vagamon leave from Kottayam and Kochi with Cochi airport being the closest one to Vagamon. You can head to the Red Bus website for more suitable options!
Munroe Islands or Mundrothuruthu is an island group consisting of 8 islands in Kollam. An ideal new year here would consist of lively canal cruises with music and food. Living on the backwaters in homestays is an entirely different experience with little crowd and more peace which might prove to be a blessing after a busy year!
Munroe Islands have quite a few attractions such as the Munroe viewpoint and Dutch Church. While visiting Munroe Islands, you can also check out the attractions in Kollam such as Thangassery lighthouse, Palaruvi falls, Kollam beach, Ashtamudi lake and so on.
Buses for Munroe Islands are available from Kollam via Pereyam, and from Thiruvananthapuram. KSRTC buses are comfortable and safe, making your travels truly hassle-free.
Munnar is one of the most popular destinations for tourists, located in the Idukki district of Kerala. Nestled on a hilltop, it is immensely beautiful with green landscapes and tea plantations. Spending New Year in Munnar, one would be around a lot of buzz as Munnar sees a lot of traffic this time of the year for its fun and posh resorts and also for the natural beauty it provides. Bewitching waterfalls and serene plantations are the best features of Munnar which can be rewarding to end the year with.
Travelling to Munnar is not at all trouble as it is very popular and has multiple buses, some even along the mesmerising and scenic Anchal route. The bus along the Anchal route leaves from North Paravur KSRTC bus stop at 06:50 am. Make sure you get on this bus and do not miss out on the beauty of this place!
Wayanad is a rural town located near the Kerala- Tamil Nādu border which is widely known for its spice plantations and wildlife reserves. An ideal day here would consist of a visit to the Chembra Peak and the Soochipara falls, followed by a trip to the Edekkal caves and ending the day with a speed boat ride in the Banasura Sagar Dam.
During New Year, some resorts and camps here organise camping trips where you can spend the beginning of another year under the starry sky with your loved ones by your side as you enjoy the local food and campfire activities which also include hiking.
KSRTC has buses that will take you to Wayanad and can be boarded from Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram via Kalpetta and Meenangadi, among other options.
Thekkady is a paradise for nature lovers with its forest cover and refreshing environment. You can plan a small picnic at Pandikuzhi, indulging in nature or you can visit the animals at the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Evenings can be spent relaxing on a boat at the Periyar Lake. New year’s here can be spent at the Cardamom County, Kumily, in the lap of nature and luxury, as you enjoy the chill in the air.
You can travel to Thekkady in buses from various locations such as Kottayam via Kanjirappally, a super-fast bus from Thiruvananthapuram via Kottayam, and from Munnar via the Anchal route.
Enjoy the New Year amidst Nature and in seaside towns, enjoying different flavours and spending some much-needed time with your friends and family! Kerela offers a lot of travel options to cater to your interests and the ever-welcoming nature of people will make you feel warm and optimistic.
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