Located on the left bank of the sacred river Ganges, at the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna flows the Satta Bazar. The Satta Bazar is an open air market that sells anything and everything. You can buy all kinds of products ranging from glassware to textiles and from fish feeders to ethnic decorative items. The Satta Bazar also has a mini-market where you can purchase some local produce and eat them on the spot or have some fun fruit or vegetable picking. In fact, the Satta Bazar is a great place to have some leisure time, relax and just enjoy the surroundings.
If you are looking for some excitement, you can head to the Gopi hill station, which is one of the oldest and most beautiful towns in Kerala and also the place where you will find the best shopping opportunities. Gopi is located at the confluence of three rivers: the Karamana, the Neelambur and the Vembanad. You can visit the famous Gopi hill station during the monsoon, as it becomes a popular picnic and tourist destination. During the summer, however, when the monsoon is at its peak, Gopi becomes a real delight. Tourists from all over India flock to Gopi to experience the mesmerizing sight of the surrounding landscape and its natural beauty.
The towns of Idduki, Thiruvallam and Thiruvananthapuram are also located near the Satta Bazar. Idduki is the old capital of Kerala and a well-known city and tourist spot for its picturesque landscapes and ancient buildings. Thiruvallam is a small town with an established theatre and is a well known stop for boatloads of backpackers. Thiruvananthapuram is home to some of the most beautiful temples of South India.
If you want to shop till you drop, head to Thiruvallam and stay in a traditional houseboat. The markets of this town are lined on both sides of the river and you will find everything that you are looking for in the narrow streets. The Riverside markets also have a small amusement park, fruit stalls, small restaurants and eateries serving local fare. Tourists who love shopping hurry to the narrow streets to avail of the best bargains in town.
For a breath taking excursion, you can head to the ‘Munnar’ hill station located very close to the satta bazaar. It is a pleasant location that gives you a chance to enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings. The market is located very close to the Munnar bus stand and the bus stand is a perfect place to grab some lunch before heading back to the state bazaar. The Munnar tour packages will enable you to explore this region further.
For those who love wildlife, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is an exciting option. You can stay at the ‘Kumpalingam’ houseboat that is located near the sanctuary. This houseboat offers a unique experience that is worth visiting. The houseboat slowly moving through the waters takes you to the world of wonders, where you can see elephants, lions, wildebeests, wild dogs, and many other exotic animals. You will get to see the natural beauty of the region in the best way possible.