Munnar is located at about 126 km from Cochin. Munnar is a hill station in Kerala and is well-connected to Cochin by roadways. However, the best way to travel from Cochin to Munnar is by car, a journey of over 3 hours. On the route, several petrol pumps of Bharat Petroleum, Indian Oil and HP, apart from hospitals and pharmacies, ATMs and road-side dhabas are located.
Transport options from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar
Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar By Car: Take a cab from Cochin to Munnar, which takes over 3 hours. The cost of cab ranges from INR 11 to INR 23 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families, senior citizens and groups.
Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar By Bus: Take a direct bus from Cochin to Munnar, which takes around 4 hours. The buses operate from Ernakulam Depot and on this route KSRTC buses and private tourist buses operate. Ideal for backpackers, individual travellers and groups.
The journey from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar is passed through the dense tea plantation, dense forest, hilly road, waterfall at side of roads makes our journey memorable. You can get down and enjoy water falls and take snaps near the tea garden. Overall, journey was memorable.
I liked the seat of the bus, while travelling to Munaar. But there was no good songs in the bus. Otherwise everything was comfortable. Bus was very punctual. We were dancing,singing and enjoying very much. The bus driver and staff co-ordinated with us and they didn't disturb us. When we returned, we also had a nice sleep in the bus. I like the lines in the bus "Don't copy my style".
It took almost 5 hours to reach the destination, as we were of 6 members we changed ourself for driving on time to time basis, and because of this all were on good enjoyment, we stopped couple of time to have light snacks as our drive was started at midnight and we reached at 7 in the morning, mid night drive through the ghats and mountain gave a memorable experience!
We started our trip from Cochin to Munnar, the roads are very nice and clear, but take care while traveling in the night because the Munnar is on the hills so hilly roads are risky in the night also you will not able to visit the scenic beauty in the night. Do travel in the morning, atmosphere is real cool in rainy season.
Travel by car is good. It serene and calm. It is very beautiful and picturesque. I visited the dams, echo point, Bollywood shooting point and did river rafting too. It's totally green and the weather is pleasant even during the hot summers.
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