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How to reach Munnar, the Hill Station

As tourism flourished in the region, the connectivity has improved and there is nothing to worry about how to reach Munnar.

There are different ways to travel here.

How to reach by Air 
You can travel here by air. The nearest airport is the Cochin International airport located in Kochi in Kerala. The airport is located at a distance of 110 km. You can travel from the airport by bus or taxi services.

Apart from this, you can reach from Madurai airport. It locates 140 km away from Madurai airport. National Highway connects here with Madurai.

How to reach by Train 
The nearest railway station is the Aluva railway station in Kerala. It is well connected to a number of cities in India. This place is located 108 km from the railway station and is well connected by taxi service.

Other options to reach  by rail are Ernakulum Railway Station and Madurai Railway Station.  It is about 130 KM from Ernakulum Railway Station and 140 KM from Madurai Railway Station.

Regular bus services connect this hill station with these railway stations.

How to reach by Road 

how to reach munnar

You can best enjoy it if you travel 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 with Kochi. The twisty and curvy road takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery of South India.

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

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

Distance from major cities

The table below can help you to find the approximate distance from major cities of India:

Distance from Munnar to Distance in km 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 you choose any mode of travel, you will have to complete the journey by road.

Even though the roads to Munnar is beautiful, 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 to pick up and drop facilities.

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