Thursday, 23 March 2017

Munnar Quick Facts:

Location: 120 Km from Kochi

Altitude: 1500 to 2500 meters above sea level

Nearest Railway Stations:
Theni (Tamil Nadu) - 60 km from Munnar
Aluva - 110 km from Munnar

Nearest Airports:
Cochin International Airport - 125 km from Munnar
Madurai (Tamil Nadu) - 140 km from Munnar

STD Code: 04865

Best Time to Visit Munnar:

You can visit Munnar throughout the year. But avoid trip during heavy rainfall in June/July. During monsoon, the roads get damaged and transportation is impossible. The weather is extremely cold during winter in December/January. Include woolen garments in your lugguage.


How to reach Munnar:

There are different ways to travel to Munnar. As tourism flourished in the region, the connectivity improved.

By air
You can travel to Munnar by air. The nearest airport is the Cochin International airport located in Kochi in Kerala. The airport is located at a distance of 110 kms from Munnar. You can travel from the airport to Munnar by bus or taxi services.

Apart from this, you can also fly to the Madurai airport. Munnar is located 140 kms away from this airport. National Highway 49 connect Munnar with Madurai.

By train
The nearest railway station to Munnar is the Aluva railway station in Kerala. It is well connected to a number of cities of India. Munnar is located 108 kms from this railway station and is well connected by taxi service. You can also travel to the railway stations in Ernakulum which is located 130 kms away from Munnar or to Madurai. Regular bus services connect Munnar with these railway stations.

By road
While it is convenient to travel to Munnar y air or train, the spot is best enjoyed when you travel there by road. The roads are excellent; bus services are frequent and regular; private taxis and jeeps are easily available and the scenery is breathtaking. The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation runs regular bus services to Munnar. National Highway 49 connects Munnar with Kochi. The twisty and curvy road takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery of South India.

A popular way to travel to Munnar is from Madurai by road. It is a beautiful route where you can enjoy the 135 kms drive through dense greenery.

Regular buses ply to Munnar from various nearby destinations. The bus station is located on the Main Bazaar in Munnar. Direct bus connections exist with Kochi, Ernakulum, Coimbatore and Pollachi.
 Distance of Munnar

The following table gives an idea of the distance of Munnar from several points:


Distance from Munnar to

Distance in kms

Travel Time (by Road)

Cochin

120

3.5 Hrs

Madurai

135

3.5 Hrs

Tirunelvelli

255

6 Hrs

Coimbatore

160

4 Hrs

Thekkady

106

3 Hrs

Mumbai

1088

Chennai

572

10 Hrs

Bangalore

473

9 Hrs

No matter whether you arrive by air or by train, you will have to complete the last leg of the journey by road. The road to Munnar is beautiful, but it is narrow and winding. Hence, it is advisable to hire a taxi with an experienced driver to take you to Munnar. Most hotels offer pick up and drop facilities.