Munnar rises as three mountain streams merge – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. 1,600 m above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. One of the most sought after honeymoon destinations in Kerala, Munnar is replete with resorts and logding facilities that fit a wide rage of budgets. Sprawling tea plantations, picturesque towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji. This flower which bathes the hills in blue once in every twelve years, will bloom next in 2030. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, which towers over 2,695 m.
Let us now explore some of the options in and around Munnar that would provide travellers ample opportunities to enjoy the captivating hill station of Munnar.
How To Reach Munnar
Reaching Munnar is not a difficult task, with comfortable services via air, rail, sail and road leading all to Kochi, you can hire a ride uphill to Munnar in no time.
The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, which is around 125 km away from Munnar. The airport is well linked with all the major cities of India. Regular taxi services from the airport to Munnar are steadily available.
The nearest railway station is located in Kochi or Ernakulam. It is a major junction of the trains coming from various parts of India including Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Mangalore etc. However, Aluva Railway Station is closer to Munnar with a distance close to 120 km.
Hence, once you land in Kochi, Aluva or Ernakulam you can hire a cab or take a bus to Munnar. For instance, you can book your tickets at Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) website or get it from the counter of bus terminal located next to Aluva railway station.