Beautifully cuddled on the lap of Western Ghats, Munnar is one of the easy escapes for weekenders as well as nature lovers anytime round the year. The meandering paths settling down at the plains connects Munnar tourism to all other major cities in South India by a well knit of state highways and national highways. How to reach Munnar is not a matter of hustle and bustle as it can be easily access by road from nearby cities and tourist destinations. The distance from Cochin to Munnar is approximately 126kms whereas from Kozhikode to Munnar is 270kms. One planning to drive from Coimbatore to Munnar needs to pelt along national highway 69 followed by national highway 209 that covers a distance of 160kms. The approximate distance from Wayanad to Munnar is 340kms whereas from Alleppeye it is only 170kms. If you are planning a drive from Mysore, then you need to cover a distance of 340kms en route Coimbatore and one who is planning to drive from Madurai has to cover 155kms. Thus Munnar by road can be easily accessible as daily buses and cabs plies from these cities and destinations.
The Coimbatore Railway Station and the Kochi Railway Stations are the closest railway stations from Munnar that connects Munnar by train to all other cities in India. Whereas the Ernakulam Railway Station and Aluva are other two major railheads that connects Munnar to rest of India.
The Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport from Munnar that connects Munnar by air to all other parts of the world. Hence wherever you are you need to a book a flight to Cochin and hire a cab to Munnar.
Nearest airport from Munnar is Cochin International airport which is just 125 kilometers away from this beautiful place. Taxi services are also available from the airport to Munnar and usually cost Rs 3000. Cochin airport is well-linked to all the major cities in the country as well as many cities abroad.
Munnar is connected to other cities of Kerala and Tamil Nadu by state government public transport buses. Many tour providers arrange packaged bus tours services to Munnar from Cochin. You can also get buses to the cities like Kochi (124 km), Thrissur (148 km), Madurai (152 km) and Thiruvananthapuram (281 km).
|Mysore to Munnar||335 KM||7 hrs.|
|Bangalore to Munnar||471 KM||8 hrs.|
|Chennai to Munnar||573 KM||9 hrs.|
|Coimbatore to Munnar||156 KM||3 hrs.|
|Mangalore to Munnar||506 KM||11 hrs.|
|Thiruvananthapuram to Munnar||294 KM||6 hrs.|
|Thrissur to Munnar||154 KM||3 hrs.|
|Madurai to Munnar||151 KM||3 hrs.|
|Alleppey to Munnar||172 KM||3 hrs.|
|Kochi to Munnar||126 KM||3 hrs.|
|Kozhikode to Munnar||275 KM||6 hrs.|
The nearest railway station from is Kochi or Ernakulum. It is a major junction in the south from where you can get trains for the major cities of the country including Delhi, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Mumbai, Mangalore, Bangalore and many others.
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