Munnar Hill Station

How To Reach Munnar

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Tourism in Munnar

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Best time to visit

Sep - May

Ideal Duration

5-6 Days

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Rs. 2,500
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  • Trekking
  • 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.


DistanceBy AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
Bangalore to MunnarN/A1.0 hours9.0 hours11.0 hoursN/A
New Delhi to MunnarN/A7.0 hours16.0 hours10.0 hoursN/A
Chennai to MunnarN/A1.0 hours10.0 hours11.0 hoursN/A
Mumbai to MunnarN/AN/A23.0 hours9.0 hoursN/A

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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.

Paddle Boating, speed boat ride, and horse riding are some of the activities you can do at Mattupetty Lake in Munnar. In the vicinity of the dam, tourists can visit the beautiful tea gardens that are a treat for nature lovers.

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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