An established travel operator that arranges scooter and motorbike rental from ₹300 a day, as well as houseboat trips, shikara boat cruises and canoe tours.
To reach Periyar Lake, 4km south of Kumily, you'll either have to walk or pick up one of the frequent official park shuttle buses (₹20 return) from the dedicated car park on the southwest edge of town.
The main KSRTC bus station is 1.5km south of the town centre, but all buses stop at stands in Munnar town too (from where private buses also depart).
Ernakulam's modern bus interchange for state and private buses is 2km east of Ernakulam Junction train station.
State-run and private buses use Trivandrum's giant concave KSRTC bus stand, opposite the train station.
Services from Mattancherry to Willingdon Island (though these were out of action at research time).
Vehicle and passenger ferries cross to Vypeen Island from Fort Cochin virtually nonstop.
Trivandrum airport is 4km west of the city centre and 13km northwest of Kovalam.
Just north of Platform 1 on the north side of Trivandrum Central train station.
The KSRTC bus stand is 1km north of Ernakulam Junction next to the rail line.