Bangalore to Munnar Distance

Bangalore To Munnar

(Munnar To Bangalore)

Best way to travel from Bangalore to Munnar

Total distance 449 km
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 By Bus: There are several buses – both government-run and private - that ply from Bangalore to Munnar. The duration of the journey can go up to 12 hours as the distance from Bangalore to Munnar is 477 km. Catch a Bangalore to Munnar bus for a stress-free journey.

 By Flight:  There are no direct Bangalore to Munnar flights as the closest airport to Munnar is the Kochi international airport. One can catch a cheap flights from Bangalore to Munnar that last about an hour and a half from Bangalore International airport to Kochi International airport. One can catch a cab or a bus to Munnar from Kochi – it is about 103 km and takes up to 3 to 4 hours.

 By Train: There is no direct train to Munnar from Bangalore so to get from Bangalore to Munnar by train, one can take the Ernakulam Express from Bangalore to Salem and then catch a bus or a cab to Munnar. The time taken to travel to Munnar from Bangalore is approximately the same and Bangalore to Munnar distance is about 477 km.  

 By Car/Cab: Wondering how to reach Munnar from Bangalore in the best way? If you’re travelling with a group of friends - the Bangalore to Munnar by car is sure to be an experience. The journey by car could take up to 12 hours as the distance is approximately 477 kilometres. The most popular route is to go via Hosur, Krishnagiri and Salem. Rather than taking the route to Coimbatore. Many travellers stop over at one place to take a break rather than complete the 12-hour journey in one stretch.

Munnar – The Land of Three Rivers

Things to Do

Munnar or the ‘land of three rivers’ is located in the Western Ghats, in Kerala. It is so named as it is a place of confluence for the rivers Mudhirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly.

For sightseeing in Munnar, visit the Attukal Waterfalls – these falls are set at a particularly scenic spot in Munnar. It is ideal for a family picnic. However, the roads are narrow and require careful navigation.

Mattupetty Dam another scenic point in the region. Kundala Lake is about 20 km from Munnar – it is an artificial reservoir and has a minor arch shaped dam and is known for its shikara boat rides. Rajamalai is part of the Ernakulam National Park. This area is a sanctuary for the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Blossom Park is beautiful when the flowers are in bloom. It also has several activities such as boating, cycling and roller-skating. There are several other waterfalls and viewpoints that one can visit in Munnar.


Munnar has a variety of resorts and hotels that you can stay at. For a real slice of Munnar and hotels in Munnar, you could opt to stay at a homestay with authentic food and experience life as it is in Munnar.


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Viswanathan Satish kumar

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Viswanathan Satish kumar
Posted Apr 7, 2016 Apr 7, 2016
Mode of Transport:Car
Munnar is good weekend place. A day should be spent immersed in the beauty of Mattupetty Dam, Echo point and Top View point. There are string of picnic spots along Mattupetty Lake. From Bangalore --> Salem--> Sankagiri--> Udumalpet--> Munnar. From Udumalpet to Munnar is Ghats road section. We were entering into a forest area it's just 40km from Udumalpet to Munnar but it took more than 2-3 hours to reach. Roads are too small.
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
Route Taken:NH 209
Trip Includes:  Hotel Munnar Black Forest | Munnar
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Saurabh Meena

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Saurabh Meena
Posted Feb 28, 2016 Feb 28, 2016
Mode of Transport:Bus
Journey was very comfortable but the only problem we faced is the behavior of Bus driver. He was very arrogant fellow and in case of emergency situation also he was coming forward for help. Otherwise seats were good and bus has charging points which never works.
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Bus operator: KPN Travels
Bus Type:
  • Sleeper
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
  • Blanket
  • Charging Point
  • Reading Light
Trip Includes:  HillCrest
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  • Kiran
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Posted Feb 1, 2016 Feb 1, 2016
Mode of Transport:Train
I fell to go to Munnar, the best way is to travel by train, get down in Eranakulam junction, there are various start time timings among them, from Bangalore climb the train at around 5:00 pm and we will be there in the morning at around 4:30 am. I had booked 2 tier AC which is affordable than the sleeper bus. Yes neatness within the train was ok.
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Train name (Train no): Bangalore Sf Ex (12683)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Bangalore City Junction
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Ernakulam Junction (South)
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  • Prepaid auto/taxi
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Preferable for couples, the places are kannan devan museum, wild sanctuary, view point. I feel rose garden was also good. We had been to most places in Munnar, massaging was also good. We enjoyed the trip. If you are going in a group, then go to Alleppey boat house. If you are couples then...more »
Trip Includes:  Clouds Valley
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Rajeev Vashisht

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Rajeev Vashisht
Posted Jan 26, 2016 Jan 26, 2016
Mode of Transport:Car
It did take us some time to reach there but it's a fantastic destination, we drove via Tripur, the drive once you enter Kerala is very lush and fantastic, roads are not all that great, but it's scenic drive to a fantastic destination. Overall a good holiday experience with terrace greens Munnar.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
Route Taken:NH 209
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A fantastic destination, good staff, lots of paid activities, we guys had great family time. It was a fantastic holiday. Very helpful hotel staff, my younger son had a fall from the dining area window ( it's important that should raise the wall height which is just ankle height and any child...more »
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Niraj Adhikary
Posted Jan 24, 2016 Jan 24, 2016
Mode of Transport:Flight
You can enjoy the OOTY or nilgiri hills over top from the flight while travelling to Cochin airport from Bangalore airport. The journey is just one hour but full of beautiful scenario down. You can take bus service from Bangalore to Munnar, but I found air travel more convenient and less time consuming.
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Airline name: Air Asia
Boarding airport:Bangalore
Last airport:Kochi
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The resort is located beside the rivulet (small river) that's a beautiful location for view and stay. The resort was neat and clean and well decorated. I loved this place for stay as it has spectacular view of the river from the balcony. The property has a trail for trekking and it's nice to...more »
Trip Includes:  | Munnar
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Bangalore to Munnar By Train (326 Km)

Bangalore ––› Kochi (Coc..
By Train 367 Km
Kochi (Coc.. ––› Munnar
By Taxi 88 Km
Bangalore to Kochi (Cochin) by Train (367 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Ban... Munnar M T W T F S S
16315 Kochuveli Exp Bangalore Cantt. 17:30 04:50 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16321 Trivandrum Express Bangalore Cantt. 17:30 04:50 N N N Y N N N
16331 Trivandram Exp Krishnarajapuram 10:30 23:10 Y N N N N N N
12677 Ernakulam Express Bangalore Cantt. 06:27 16:55 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
12684 Ernakulam Sf Ex Bangalore Cantt. 18:57 06:05 N Y N Y N N N
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Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by cab (88 Km)
Vehicle Rs/Km Estimate (Rs)
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 1144
Ford Endeavor 35 3080
Ford Fiesta A/C 18 1584
Ford Ikon A/C 17 1496
Honda Accord 55 4840
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Bangalore to Munnar By Car/Taxi (326 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica 8 2608
Toyota Qualis 9 2934
Chevrolet Tavera 9 2934
Tata Indica A/C 10 3260
Toyota Qualis A/C 10 3260
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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:326 km
    • Duration: 5 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 6 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:326 km
    • Duration: 5 Hrs by Bus
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Sbc Ers Express (0678), Sbc Ers Express (06918)
    • Last station:Kochi (Cochin)
    • Total distance:326 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:326 km
    • Nearest Airport:Kochi
  • Hotels
    • Hotels: 180 Hotel |
    • Hotel reviews: 30429
    • Awards: 73 of 551 hotels won Best of 2012 award

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