How To Reach Munnar
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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.
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).
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.
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 Air||By Road||By Train||By Sea|
|Bangalore to Munnar||1.0 hours||9.0 hours||11.0 hours||-|
|New Delhi to Munnar||7.0 hours||16.0 hours||10.0 hours||-|
|Chennai to Munnar||1.0 hours||10.0 hours||11.0 hours||-|
|Mumbai to Munnar||-||23.0 hours||9.0 hours||-|
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Trip to KeralaThe trip was nice. the cab driver behavior was very good. I will recommend him again. the houseboat and Munnar queen hotel was average. Zuri resort experience was very beautiful.
Trip to KeralaAll things were superb. Good hotels with good food. Houseboat was most amazing specially fish fry dish on boat. Services across all places were good n staff were helpful too. I would also like to specially mention our Driver – Rajeev ,such a humble person,he added more fun to the trip. His driving is safe, superb and even the small restaurants or stops that he took for breaks were good . He was extremely co-operative, understanding and was genuinely helping us (communication with local peoples at shops) with whatever we were expecting in our trip to Kerala. View of tea garden was awesome.. All things were superb. Good hotels with good food. Houseboat was most amazing specially fish fry dish on boat. Services across all places were good n staff were helpful too. I would also like to specially mention our Driver – Rajeev ,such a humble person,he added more fun to the trip. His driving is safe, superb and even the small restaurants or stops that he took for breaks were good . He was extremely co-operative, understanding and was genuinely helping us (communication with local peoples at shops) with whatever we were expecting in our trip to Kerala. View of tea garden was awesome..
Trip to KeralaHotels were great except back water ripples, their service was very poor and food was not good at all, food charges were way too high based off of quality of food. thank you. I would rate back water ripples 1 Star but all other resorts and villa were great, their service and food was great. Hotels were great except back water ripples, their service was very poor and food was not good at all, food charges were way too high based off of quality of food. thank you. I would rate back water ripples 1 Star but all other resorts and villa were great, their service and food was great. Hotels : GoodCab & Driver : ExcellentServices of Travel Agent
Trip to Keralatrip was well organized and all the hotel we're cooperative ...Our Driver was quite co-operative infact he helped us to explore other places
Trip to KeralaThe trip was awesome and especially Kerala Tour Plan follow up is excellent. All hotels was good and Houseboat stay was excellent their all food is also good but i love to stay again in Rivulet Munnar their rooms, service everything was awesome. Last but not list our Driver, he is very nice person, Hindi speaking, and very helpful to us, thanks to him. I would love to book again trip with Kerala Tour Plan in Monsoon. Thank you very much Kerala Tour Plan for making our Honyemoon trip awesome.
Trip to KeralaThere was lot of chasing done by travel triangle for this. Bookings were arranged well in time. Well coordinated by Mamta and Sanjeev. Was not knowing about this earlier...worth the money and time spent. Green woods resort Thekkady is a very good property suggested by you. Do not recommend India vacation houseboat to any of your guests ... No activity planned for the evening...they were not switching on the AC till 9pm...worst part of the trip...could have been better managed
Trip to KeralaThe hotel in Cochin was not up to the mark. There was a strange smell in the whole hotel. Overall a nice trip, rest of all hotels were great. The driver was nice but one the first day, I expected us to cover some parts of munnar but except for spice garden nothing else was covered and we reached hotel at 3. No extra sites were covered even if we had time. Also in kumarkom also we reached our hotel at 3 after shikara ride. nothing else was covered. Although we enjoyed the stay at the hotel but since we had more time we could have covered other sites in kumarkom. munnar and kumarkom stay along with munnar's landscape.
Trip to KeralaTravel agent have not change my munnar resort that I have not like that resort. Full trip was excellent except munnar resort(river tree).
Trip to KeralaI had booked my kerala trip with Rasoone travels through Travel Triangle. Everything staring from pickup till the end of the trip was very well organised and executed. Thanks to Rasoone travels team for making my trip wonderful and memorable. Behaviour of cab driver throughout the trip was one of the important factor in making my trip more memorable. He took us to several places which were not even planned in itenirary and fully cooperated with us even when we got late due to kids.
Trip to KeralaTravel agent was no where helpful. Every time he just cut a sorry figure and said nothing can b done. Houseboat was good and the driver was very helpful and cheering throughout the trip
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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.
Home to extensive plantations of both tea and coffee, both the beverages and their local preparations are specialities of Munnar. Being a hill station, the weather is also something that makes Munnar quite special. Even in the summer months, Munnar's average high temperature is 26-28 degrees celsius. The Anamudi Peak which is near Munnar is also worth mentioning as it is the tallest peak in South India. The Eravikulam National Park is also home to the Nilgiri Tahir.
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