Guide to Munnar
Munnar can be reached by bus or car drive up the hills from the nearest city. The mountain roads along the western Ghats offer a breathtaking view of slopping hills, forests, an occasional deer or two, and finally, the green tea gardens. Lot of bus services are available from Munnar to other places of Kerala. Tourists are allowed to visit the tea estates also. Details are listed below.
- Nearest Airports:
Madurai (140 km)
Kochi (130 km)
Thiruvananthapuram (265 km)
- Nearest Railway station:
Theni (60 km)
Kottayam (114 km)
Changanassery (114 km)
Kochi (130 km)
- Bus timing from Munnar:
Availability Details Thekkady 06.30, 12.00, 14.30, 15.00 hrs (4 hours) Thiruvananthapuram 0840 hrs via Alappuzha, 1030 hrs via Kottayam,1140 hrs via Alappuzha, 1215 hrs via Kottayam, 1530 hrs via Kottayam (8 hours time) Thrissur 1330 hrs Palakkad 1500 hrs Theni Frequent Buses Palani 0715, 0930, 1130, 1415 hrs. Top Station Daily 8 buses – First trip – 0730, Last trip – 1830 hrs (1 hour) Ernakulam Daily 8 buses – First trip – 0530, Last trip – 2150 hrs (4 hours) Madurai 1430 hrs (6 hours) Marayoor Frequent Buses Coimbatore 0630, 1545 hrs (6 hours) Kodaikanal No direct buses. Frequent buses from Theni. Chinnar Daily 8 buses (3 hours). First trip : 0630 hrs, Last trip : 1800 hrs Dekuvilam Frequent Buses (30 mts)
Munnar – DTPC boating facilities at Old Munnar.
Type Rate Boating Rates Row boat Rs. 20/- per person per hour Motor boat Rs. 160/- for 9 persons for 30 mts. Pedal boat Rs. 30/- for 2 seater and Rs. 60/- for 4 seater for 30 mts Mattupetty
( Boating Time : 0900 – 1800 hrs )
Speed launch Rs. 200/- for 15 mts ( max 6 person ) Slow Speed Rs. 150/- for 30 mts. Motor Boat Rs. 450/- for 30 seater per hour or Rs. 15/- per head.
Rs. 60/- for 4 seater for 30 mts.
- Other Useful Information:
- Tourist Information Offices : District Tourism Office, Kumily.DTPC Information Centre, Old Munnar.
- Cycle Rental : DTPC provides cycling facilities at Munnar (Rs. 10/- per cycle per hour and Rs. 50/- per cycle per day.
- Tea Factory Visits : Permission to visit any of the 26 factories of Tata Tea Ltd. can be had from the Regional Office at Munnar.