How to Reach Munnar
Being one of the most famous tourist locations in South India, Munnar is well-connected by road from every major city of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Well, networked national and state highways connect Munnar from all parts of South India. These roads ensure that Munnar is a place easily reachable even by the weekend travellers as far as from Bangalore.
Many find ‘how to reach Munnar’ as a very troubling one, but if planned effectively, with the help of several transport options, people can reach quickly to Munnar without any hustle bustle. Most of the famous tourist destinations in Kerala are well-connected to Munnar.
Major transport centres near Munnar are;
• Cochin Airport
• Aluva Railway Station
• Madurai Airport and Railway Station
• Coimbatore Airport and Railway Station
• Udumelpet Railway Station
• Kodai Road Railway Station
• Dindugal Railway Station
• Palani Railway Station
Munnar being a hill station, it is quite difficult to find regular bus transportation even from some of the cities in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. If you would like to know more about the schedules to Munnar from different parts of Kerala, you can log on to; http://www.ksrtconline.com
Though being the leading transport service provider, Kerala State RTC does not have any Volvo or A/C Buses to Munnar. However, Volvo A/C Buses are operating to Munnar from a few destinations such as Alleppey, Fort Cochin, Ernakulam and Aluva.
There is only one private bus operator, Kyros, that schedules a bus from Fort Cochin to Munnar and the service is A/C bus. The program starts from Fort Cochin at 8.00 AM and covers the Vyttila Mobility Hub, reaches the Nedumbassery International Airport at 10.00 AM and reaches Munnar by 3.00 PM. They also have a new bus schedule from Munnar to Thekkady by 3.15 PM.
The ticket fare for the A/C bus from Fort Cochin to Munnar is Rs. 350/- Per Person.
The ticket fare for the A/C bus from Munnar to Thekkady is Rs. 300/- Per Person.
If you are an individual who does not want to waste time waiting for buses, the best option is to hire a taxicab that can take you to your destination. It will help you save a lot of time travelling and also cover several tourist attractions on the way, such as spice plantations, distant mountain ranges and green valleys along with several beautiful waterfalls in Munnar like Cheeyapara and Valara waterfalls while you travel to Munnar from Kochi, Kovalam or Alleppey. As one of the most experienced Munnar tour operators, we, Munnar Holidays have a fleet of our own that can respond quite efficiently to all your transportation requirements. With years of experience in helping travellers searching for the best Munnar tour packages from across the globe, we provide affordable, reliable and top-notch services. We are also the most economical taxi services you can find as we have a deluge of taxis coming from Airport and Railways Stations after client drops.
It is important that you take all the necessary interstate permits from the respective government authority if you take a taxi from another state. If you forget to get the same, you may have to get the same from any of the places in Valayar or Kumily or Meeatchipuram in Pollachi. However, this might take a lot of your time; sometimes as much as one day to get the required permit.
For people who are planning a weekend trip to Munnar from most places in South India can reach the place quite comfortable. There are several private bus operators such as SRS Travels, KPN Travels and TAT Travels that operate A/C and Non-A/C buses from offering Chennai to Munnar packages. These bus services can also help people plan excellent honeymoon tour packages from Chennai to Munnar, as well.
There are also several buses from Bangalore to Munnar as well such as SRS Travels, KPN Travels, Green Line Travels, Royal Travels, and Kerala SRTC that pass via Mysore and these schedules can help people planning Bangalore to Munnar tour packages. The programs that run through Mysore make it easy for people in Mysore to prepare for their Mysore to Munnar trip as well, quite conveniently and comfortably. Also, excellent Munnar honeymoon packages from Bangalore can also be arranged, without any trouble.
All of these buses reach Munnar by 9.00 AM making it convenient for the travellers to check in to the hotels without wasting any time at all.