Cuddled by the Western Ghats, caressed by the winds and embraced by the mist, Munnar is an idyllic escapade amidst the mountains. Situated at around 1600 metres above sea level in the lush green district of Idukki, the hill station is also referred to as the ‘Kashmir of South India’ and hence is a popular tourist destination in the state. Even though, one must follow the snaking paths that go around the mountains to reach Munnar, it is connected to major cities in the southern part of India with easy access to state as well as national highways.
Here are the various options to travel to Munnar.
The nearest airport to Munnar is the Cochin International Airport which is situated at a distance of 110 kms. Taxi services are available from the airport to the hill station. The Madurai International Airport is 140 kms away and the Coimbatore International Airport is at 170 kms.
The nearest railway station is the Alwaye railway station at 110 kms. The Ernakulam railway station which is a major junction connecting the important cities is located 130 kms away from Munnar, while the Madurai railway station is at 135 kms.
Munnar is connected to major towns of Kerala and Tamil Nadu by road and has many private as well as public transport buses plying between destinations. By road, Kochi is 130 kms away, Thrissur is 150 kms and Madurai 152 kms from Munnar.