It was my birthday weekend, and Munnar was on my checklist since a long time. My friend and i thought to drive to Munnar. We finished our work by Friday and hit the road to drive away to accomplish our checklist.
Munnar is located in southwestern Indian state of Kerala, this place is famous for its western ghats and the luscious tea estates.
Getting to Munnar:
Munnar does not have an airport of its own. The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport, which is 110 kilometres away by road. From Cochin, you can hire a cab to get to Munnar. The Madurai International Airport is 140 kilometres away from Munnar. In case you de-board at the Madurai International Airport, you can hire a cab or board the state transport or private buses to get to Munnar.
State-run or private buses, plying from various towns in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, are the best way to get to Munnar by road. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation provides bus services to Munnar from all major cities in Kerala.
The nearest railway station from Munnar is at Aluva, which is at a distance of 110 kilometres from Munnar. The Ernakulam Railway Station is 130 kilometres away while the Madurai Railway Station is at a distance of 135 kilometres. From these points, you can either hire a cab or board the state transport or private buses wherever available.
You can drive from many places like Ernakulam, Madurai, Cochin, or Bangalore. most of the journey takes around 6 to 7 hours.
Places to visit in Munnar: