How To Reach Munnar From Chennai
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How To Reach Munnar From Chennai
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Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, Munnar is a popular tourist destination for both domestic and foreign tourists. Famous for its tea estates, exotic scenery, an abundance of flora and fauna and craggy peaks, this beautiful hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. An extremely peaceful place with pleasant weather, Munnar is a delight for its tourists.
If you’re planning to visit the town, you should go through the following information that will assist you on how to reach Munnar from Chennai by the different modes of transport available:
Munnar To Chennai By Air: The aerial distance between Chennai and Munnar is 477 km. There are no direct flights from Chennai to Munnar. However, you can take a flight to Cochin International Airport (COK) which is at a distance of 107 km from Munnar. It takes about 1 to 1.5 hrs from Chennai to COK Airport. IndiGo, Air India and SpiceJet provide flights that operate on a daily basis. You can take a cab from the airport to reach your destination.
Munnar To Chennai By Train: There are no direct trains from Chennai to Munnar. However, one can take a train from Chennai to Aluva Railway Station, which is about 110 km away from Munnar. Chennai to Munnar train fare is about INR 400 for sleeper class and around INR 1000 for AC sleeper. You can then take a bus or taxi to Munnar from Aluva.
Munnar To Chennai By Road: The road distance between Chennai and Munnar is 586 km. It takes about 12 hours to cover Chennai to Munnar distance by road. Roads are safe to drive and the journey should be quite pleasant. Also, there are a number of buses that run daily provided by both government and private operators.
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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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