Munnar Hill Station

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Tourism in Munnar

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Best time to visit

Sep - May

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5-6 Days

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Rs. 2,500
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  • Hill Station

How To Reach Munnar

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Munnar’s rolling hills are a sight to behold for any traveler and creates the perfect scenic charm. On a holiday here, you can enjoy the shades of green in this hill town where you will find mist clinging to the mountains. This charming hill town makes for the perfect weekend escapade for tourists. If you are wondering how to reach Munnar, the state highways and national highways in the hilly area of Munnar connect this town to all other parts of South India.

As such, there is no railway station or airport in this hilly escapade itself. However, there are several famous railway stations and airports nearby. This ensures that you can reach this destination with ease. Private cabs and state-run buses are available with ease so you don’t need to worry how to travel from these railway stations and airports to the city of Munnar.

By Air

Munnar has no airport of its own, however, the Cochin International Airport is close by.  By road, it is approximately 110 kilometers away. The other nearest airport to Munnar is the Madurai International Airport. This airport is around 140 kilometers away by road.  You can easily get a taxi or cab from either of the airports to Munnar and a normal taxi fare costs around Rs 3000. You will have to pay an additional premium of 15-25 per cent to account for night charges (7 PM-6 AM).

By Train

As Munnar does not have a railway station, you will have to travel to the nearest station, Aluva. This is around 110 kilometers from this city. You can also travel to Ernakulam, that is around 130 kilometers away. If you are traveling to this station, you can get down at either Ernakulam Town (North) or Ernakulam Junction (South). This is one of the major railway stations of Kerala and is considered one of the A1 graded stations in the Southern Railways.

The other closest station is Madurai which is about 135 kilometers away. These stations are all operated by the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways and falls under the arena of the Thiruvananthapuram railway division. You can always take a taxi from these stations till Munnar for around 2500 rupees.  Book a pre-paid taxi or cab well in advance to avoid any hassles when you reach here.

By Road

Munnar has a well-established road network and it is easy to travel from this hill town to other parts of the state. You can board regular buses from the bus station at the main bazaar here. There are direct regular buses start from 6 am.  A fun way to travel in this town is by hiring a car so that you can enjoy the beautiful views whilst breathing in the cool mountain breeze. If you drive from Munnar to Ernakulam, it will take you around 4.5 hours and if you drive from Munnar to Thekkady, it takes around 4 hours.

By AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
Bangalore to Munnar1.0 hours9.0 hours11.0 hours-
New Delhi to Munnar7.0 hours16.0 hours10.0 hours-
Chennai to Munnar1.0 hours10.0 hours11.0 hours-
Mumbai to Munnar-23.0 hours9.0 hours-

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    • Trip to Munnar

      My first visit to southern India and chauffeur at our disposal was horrible with no understanding of family needs. He will just have his way throughout trying to save parking fees, some kilometres, driving rash, abusing other commuters and so on. Travel agent was nice but not adhering to service standards and commitments. Trip could have been better if the chauffeur was slightly compassionate. Kerala is beautiful at every bit, corner. This is actually a traveller's heaven and dream destination. Best places are Munnar, Thekkady and Allepey. Cochin to be avoided.
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      Nikhil Vashisht

      New delhi, a day ago

    • Trip to Munnar

      Travel triangle support was very good helped me to get my trip completed successfully as per my requirements and in budget. All hotels, house boat, cab service, everything with our trip was awesome. We really had a great time in Kerala. Elite palazzo Cochin - food and supporting staff & restroom, Summit hampton hotel thekkady - Peaceful delux spacious room, Misty Mountain Munnar - Mesmerising views Cozy room & fresh calm environment , Alleppey house boat stunning views with rain was out of the world. Misty Mountain Hotel in Munnar was superb. One should try that once if plan to go there.
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      Lovekesh Gaba

      Delhi, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Munnar

      Travel triangle support was very good helped me to get my trip completed successfully as per my requirements and in budget. All hotels, house boat, cab service, everything with our trip was awesome. We really had a great time in Kerala. Elite palazzo Cochin - food and supporting staff & restroom, Summit hampton hotel thekkady - Peaceful delux spacious room, Misty Mountain Munnar - Mesmerising views Cozy room & fresh calm environment , Alleppey house boat stunning views with rain was out of the world. Misty Mountain Hotel in Munnar was superb. One should try that once if plan to go there.
      LG

      Lovekesh Gaba

      Delhi, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Munnar

      Travel triangle support was very good helped me to get my trip completed successfully as per my requirements and in budget. All hotels, house boat, cab service, everything with our trip was awesome. We really had a great time in Kerala. Elite palazzo Cochin - food and supporting staff & restroom, Summit hampton hotel thekkady - Peaceful delux spacious room, Misty Mountain Munnar - Mesmerising views Cozy room & fresh calm environment , Alleppey house boat stunning views with rain was out of the world. Misty Mountain Hotel in Munnar was superb. One should try that once if plan to go there.
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      Lovekesh Gaba

      Delhi, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Munnar

      Trip to Munnar was Awesome in my view. Travel agent was excellent and cab driver was awesome also. Sandeep the travel agent always follow up with us regularly about the schedule. Thanks to Sandeep from Silver shark and also cab driver Harris. Entire ride was awesome. Cab ride with Harris was good and also schedule given by Sandeep(Silver Shark) was excellent too.
      IC

      Ijazmohamed Cool

      Chennai, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Munnar

      Houseboat stay should be improved. One day stay hardly one hour boat ride.. Tea valley resort is located in excellent location in munnar minimum three days to be spent to enjoy the stay.
      WB

      Wajid Baigmmh

      Hyderabad, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Munnar

      Hotels - Kovalam Hotel Ocean Bay was the bad experience. It was too unhygienic , unhygienic breakfast and washrooms , not good breakfast. Allepey Houseboat - House experience was worst. The only good part was our cook otherwise nothing was happening their. Firstly we were picked up late by 30 mins after waiting , cruise driver was so irresponsible he stopped the cruise at dot 5 PM and left for his home ,we hardly enjoyed cruise ride, TV was not working , washrooms were dirty, rooms were suffocating and stinking .In the morning we checked out early and have to pay auto charges on our own to have drop at the drivers pick up point as cruise driver was unavailable. Ideally drop should have been arranged by cruise team. As per the itinerary, we were supposed to have candle light dinner but no arrangements were done for it. We just spent one day their without any memories and enjoyment. Kochi, Munnar and Tekkady hotels were good and as per our expectations. We will rate them 4* as per the services and hospitality provided. Ocean Bay Resort will be rated as 2* and Butterfly Cruise which was arranged for us as 1*. Driver friendliness and proper guidance and support throughout the trip. He made our journey happening.
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      Shikha Gupta

      Pune, 3 days ago

    • Trip to Munnar

      Everything was perfectly organised except the hotel @ Munnar. It was not at all a 4 star property.
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      Preetamenterprises

      Visakhapatnam, 3 days ago

    • Trip to Munnar

      House boat is basic just basic even the honeymoon inclusions just sucks. Candle light dinner means they just keep one deepa with oil in middle of a room. Cake means they have got a plum cake from a normal bakery without a name or mention on it. So house boat is just an average experience but remaining hotels are good in ambience. Food is not so great in spice jungle it is just average. Should also mention about the driver assigned to us. He doesn't know itenarary, he doesn't know who will pay for him. This shows a bad co co ordination between driver, his representative and our holiday agent. I pushed him alot to make him drive to the places that are there in the plan. Overall it's just an average experience with travel triangle. Not so great. Could be definitely a better one if they handled it in a better manner. Munnar is the best. Elephant camp in thekkady is also a memorable one. Jungle cruise is just time waste. Houseboat is new but not a great experience
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      Sree Kaushik

      Chennai, 3 days ago

    • Trip to Munnar

      I had recently booked a family trip to Munnar from SK Holidays. Take my word, don't go by the number of reviews they have or the rating they have. Just book with them. The officials are extremely helpful. Both Khushbu and Shobit have been very helpful in arranging and planning the entire trip very well. The package and quote they provide is the best compared to all other agents. Everything was arranged perfectly. Definitely allow SK Holidays to plan your trip. They are too good. Thanks again to Khushbu and Shobit :)
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      Seema Pv Pai

      Bengaluru, 3 days ago

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    FAQ's of Munnar

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    Munnar is home to so many attractions that one day is not ideal for a trip to Munnar. A tour of at least 2 days will let you explore Munnar at its best.

    Munnar is open to tourists again. Most of the tourist attractions are now safe to visit. However, some spots are still closed for security reasons.

    Munnar has again started receiving tourist footfall. Many hotels are accepting bookings. Moreover, common tourist roots are open for tourist activities. 

    Munnar being a hill station, there is no bad time to visit really. Every season has it's own charm in the city. Though most people go in winter for trekking or in the summer to escape the heat, monsoon in Munnar is incredible as well. Heavy rains and lush greenery everywhere make it a beautiful experience. Monsoon is also the time when Munnar is the least crowded

    As a lot of the attractions in Munnar are a little far from the main town, there is no specific ideal area to stay in Munnar. It is better to check according to the hotel that you are planning to stay in and get an idea of it's quality.

     

    There are rooms available from Rs.800 a night to Rs. 15,000 a night. Restaurants are plenty, mostly connected to hotels and serve various cuisines for roughly Rs. 200-300 per person for a meal. There are also cars available on rent for transport and cost anything between Rs. 600-2500 for half a day or the full day. At the very least, a day in Munnar would cost you Rs.1000-1500.

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