Munnar is snuggled in the verdant and peaceful surroundings of the Kannan Devan hills. This panoramic hill station commands spectacular views of low-flying clouds and misty valleys thus making it an attractive little heaven with a salubrious climate suitable for holidays and honeymoon.
Best Places to see in Munnar include Pothamedu, Devikulam, Mattupetty, Nyayamakad and Eravikulam National Park and Attukad Waterfalls.
You can visit Munnar throughout the year except the Monsoon season in Kerala and the best time to visit Munnar would be October to November and from January to May when it is comfortably cold. Munnar as a hill-station has many things to offer including boating (in the reservoirs of the many dams), elephant safari, trekking, parasailing, hot air ballooning and camping and wild life safaris in the jungles and sanctuary.
The nearest airport to Munnar is Kochi International Airport. It's well-connected to most major cities in India like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi, as well as South East Asia and the Middle-East. From Kochi, you could travel by bus, train or cab to Munnar. However, a pre-paid taxi service is also available and is probably the most convenient option if you're travelling with luggage
The nearest train stations are Aluva, Ernakulam and Madurai, although they are all over a hundred kilometres away from your final destination. Regular bus services connect each of these towns to Munnar via a direct bus route, but cabs and private taxis are also available.
Local bus routes to Munnar usually depart from Kochi, taking about six hours to reach the hill station via Aluva, which itself is only four hours away. However, the state-owned KSRTC buses travel to Munnar from all major cities in Kerala, including Kochi, Madurai and Aluva. You can purchase your tickets online on the KSRTC website, or at the bus terminal counter in the train stations.
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