Munnar Hill Station

How To Reach Munnar From Delhi

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Tourism in Munnar

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Best time to visit

Sep - May

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How To Reach Munnar From Delhi

DistanceBy AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
New Delhi to MunnarN/A7.0 hours16.0 hours10.0 hoursN/A

A magnificent hill station located on the Western Ghats in the Idukki district of the Kerala, Munnar is a popular and a must visit tourist destination while on your trip to Kerala. Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. It was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. An ideal place for all, be it honeymooners or be it solo travellers, Munnar gets its visitors from all over the world. 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 Delhi by the different modes of transport available:

Delhi To Munnar By Air: The aerial distance between Delhi and Munnar is 2063 km. There are no direct flights from Delhi to Munnar. The nearest airport from Munnar is Cochin International Airport (COK), which is about 110 km away. There are direct flights available from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in Delhi to the airport in Cochin. So, traveling by air the fastest way to visit the hill station for those wondering about how to reach Munnar from Delhi by flight. It takes about 3 to 3.5 hrs from Delhi to COK Airport. IndiGo, Air India, Jet Airways, Vistara, and SpiceJet provide flights that operate on a daily basis. You can take a cab from the airport to reach your destination.

Delhi To Munnar By Train: Wondering how to reach Munnar by train? It is possible to travel from Delhi to Munnar via train. The train journey should take at least 48 hours. The best way to reach via train is to take a train to Aluva Railway Station which is at a distance of 108.2 km from Munnar. You can opt for a number of trains coming from Delhi. You can then take a bus or taxi to Munnar from there.It takes about 1.5 to 2 days on a train journey from Delhi to Aluva, because you will be travelling from north of India to almost the southernmost point of India. Taking a train is not advisable. Even though it is a cheap and affordable option, it will take up a lot of your time.

Delhi To Munnar By Road: The road distance between Delhi and Munnar is 2642 km. It takes about 42 hours to reach the town via road starting from Delhi.It is not a popular mode of travel to cover Delhi to Munnar distance by road. Though Kerala has a network of a number of national and state highways and other metallic roads, travelling from Delhi by road is not advisable as it takes a lot of time and may leave you exhausted when you reach Munnar.

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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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