how to reach munnar

How to reach Munnar Hill Station

There are different ways for travel to Munnar. As tourism flourished in the region, the connectivity has improved and there is nothing to worry about how to reach Munnar.

How to reach Munnar 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 reach Munnar from Madurai airport. Munnar is located 140 kms away from Madurai airport. National Highway connects Munnar with Madurai.

How to reach Munnar by Train 
The nearest railway station to Munnar is 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.

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

Regular bus services connect Munnar with these railway stations.

How to reach Munnar by Road 
The Munnar trip can be best enjoyed 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 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 table below can help you to find approximate distance to Munnar from major cities of India:

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 you choose any mode of travel, you will have to complete the journey by road.

Eventhough 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 pick up and drop facilities.

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