Munnar is a hill station in Kerala. With improved tourism, the connectivity has also improved in this beautiful tea town. Munnar is well connected to major cities like Bangalore, Coimbatore, Kochi, Madurai and Ooty by road.
What is the Nearest Airport to Munnar?
Munnar does not have an airport. Cochin International Airport located 110 kms away from Munnar is the nearest airport with flights connected to all major Indian cities and abroad. Taxi/cab and buses are available from the airport to Munnar.
What is the Nearest Railway Station to Munnar?
Munnar does not have a railway station. Aluva (110 kms) is the nearest railway station connecting trains to Munnar from various parts of the country. Ernakulam Junction (130 kms) is major junction from where you can get trains for major cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai and Mangalore.
How to Reach Munnar by Bus?
Private operators and Kerala State Transport Corporation operate bus services to Munnar from major cities in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. There are number of luxury and Volvo buses between cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Mysore to Munnar.
How to Reach Munnar by Road?
Driving to Munnar by own car can be adventurous. Roads connecting Munnar to rest of the state are well-developed with beautiful scenery, making it a pleasant road trip especially during monsoon season. As you start ascent towards the hills, roads become winding and the ride may get a bit bumpy.
How to Reach Munnar by Cab/Taxi?
If self-driving is not an option, tourists may take a cab or taxi to Munnarto enjoy the climate of the city, sightseeing or click photos on the way. Cabs are readily provided by travel agents in Bangalore, Ooty, Coimbatore, Kochi etc. at reasonable fares to travellers visiting Munnar.
Routes to Munnar
Route from Bangalore:
There are three routes from Bangalore to Munnar. First route goes via NH44, through Hosur, Krishnagiri, Dharampuri, Salem and Marayoor to Munnar. This route is 476 kms long and may take around 9-10 hours. The second route goes via NH948, through Somanathapura, Chamarajanagar, Sathyamangalam, Avinashi and Marayoor to Munnar. This route is 444 kms and takes around 10-11 hours to reach. However, this is the most scenic route. The third route goes via Udumalpet, Bangalore, Hosur to Salem, Perundurai, Dharapuram and Udumalpet to Marayoor and then to Munnar. This route is around 465 kms long and may take around 9-10 hours.
Route from Coimbatore: Distance between Coimbatore and Munnar is 157 kms and takes around 4-5 hours. The best route goes via Pollachi, Udumalpet and Chinnar and Marayoor to Munnar.
Route from from Kochi:Munnar is 128 kms from Kochi and time taken to cover the distance is around 3-4 hours. The best route is via NH49, and goes through Kochi, Muvattupuzha, Kothamangalam, Neriamangalam and Adimali to Munnar.
Route from Ooty:Distance between Madurai and Munnar is 250 kms and will take around 6-7 hours. The best route goes from Ooty and Coonoor to Coimbatore, Pollachi and then to Udumalaippetai and Amaravatinagar to Munnar.
Route from Madurai: Distance between Madurai and Munnar is 153 kms and will take around 3-4 hours to cover the distance. The route from Madurai to Munnar covers places including Usilampetti, Theni, Bodinayakkanur, Bodimettu, Pooparai, Chinnakanal and Devikulam.