Tucked away in the Western Ghats mountain range at an altitude of 1,600 meters, Munnar is one of the most famous hill stations in South India. The former British Summer retreat is popular today because of beautiful tea plantations and a lush green surrounding mountain landscape. 

However, you should know beforehand how to reach Munnar to make a productive tour itinerary to explore this magical place.

How to Reach Munnar by Flight?

Munnar doesn’t have an airport. At a distance of 110 km, Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport to Munnar. Madurai International Airport is the next nearest airport to Munnar, which is 164 km away. Take a private cab from any of these airports to reach Munnar. 

Approximate time to reach Munnar from

  • Cochin International Airport-      3 hours 30 mins.
  • Madurai International Airport-   4 hours 30 mins.

How to Reach Munnar by Train?

Munnar doesn't have any railway connectivity. The nearest railway station Aluva is 108 km away from Munnar. 

Alternatively, you can also alight at Ernakulam junction, which is about 125 km away from Munnar. The third option for railway travellers can be the Madurai junction which is about  152 km away from Munnar. You can hire a taxi from all these places to travel to Munnar by road. 

Approximate time to reach Munnar from

  • Aluva Railway Station: -   3 hours 15 mins.
  • Ernakulam Junction: -   3 hours 30 mins.
  • Madurai Junction: -   4 hours 15 mins.

How to Reach Munnar by Road?

It must be clear by now that you’ll have to hit the roads at some point to reach Munnar, regardless of the type of transportation you choose. However, you don’t need to worry as Munnar is well connected with different parts of Kerala through an excellent road network. 

Almost all the major cities in Kerala has regular bus services to Munnar. However, most travellers prefer hiring a car and driving to Munnar. The road to Munnar is filled with beautiful scenery. So, you may like the trip as much as Munnar. 

The easiest way to reach Munnar by road is to drive down from Cochin, which is about 126 kilometres taking about 4 hours of drive. 

Where to Stay?

Club Mahindra Munnar and Club Mahindra Mount Seren are the two great resorts in Munnar for an ideal family vacation. Both resorts are situated amidst hills and lush greenery, with beautiful tea plantations at walking distance. You can go on a bike excursion or have a relaxing tea leaf message in these resorts to help you fully unwind and rejuvenate.

Places to Visit in Munnar

In the winter months, which are December to March, the temperature in Munnar drops to 10 °C. This can be the best time to visit Munnar for a family vacation or a honeymoon. The weather is usually pleasant during this period. From camping, trekking, and watersports to plantation tours and wildlife safaris- there are many things to do in Munnar for travellers of all age groups. 

Out of the many places of tourist interest, a visit to the Eravikulam National Park, situated at an elevation of 7000 feet, should be on your itinerary. Apart from the stunning grasslands, the park is home to the highly endangered Nilgiri Tahr. 

Next, check out the Mattupetty lake and dam, a famous picnic spot. Additionally, there are numerous natural attractions like Attukal waterfalls, Nyayamakad gap, Devikulam, Pothanmedu View Point, etc. All of these places are famous for stunning natural greenery.                        

A vacation in Munnar is most suited for those who want relief from city life's daily hustle and bustle. The place is ideal for rejuvenating yourself in the lap of nature. Visit the place once to have a fulfilling vacation amidst the mountain breeze and know why it is a preferred destination for restless souls.

About Club Mahindra

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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