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Trip to Munnar – A guide to help you plan your holidays in Munnar

holidays in munnar

Every holiday starts with planning. Charting up the dates for arrival and return, the mode of transportation, a nice warm place for stay and food and the different places to be visited. With the technological improvements; thank God for the GPS and Google Maps, travelling around has become much easier! Here’s an article with every detail you need to know or would like to know compiled together about a trip to Munnar – one of India’s most visited hill stations.

Plan up the dates!

Let’s first begin with fixing up the duration of our days at the destination. If the length of your holidays in Munnar can be stretched conveniently, then fix up the arrival date. The date for departure; well, you can plan it out on the go! Now, if you can stay only for a specific period, then, you need to confirm the dates for both – your arrival as well as your return and reserve the tickets and make arrangements for your Munnar trip.

Destination – Munnar

A charming little place that, with its abundance in unspoiled beauty rose to be one of the most visited hill stations in the country. Munnar is also quite renowned as the perfect honeymoon getaway. Mist-clad hills, fresh green tea estates, scenic valleys, milky waterfalls and a cool atmosphere; all these are what welcomes one at Munnar. Of all, the picturesque beauty of the place is the major highlight! The place is a shutterbug’s paradise. Turn your eyes anywhere and you’ll find something for your cameras to capture. This hill station in Kerala was earlier the summer getaway for the British in India due to its cool climatic conditions.

How to reach Munnar

  • By Air

    The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport, which is 110 kilometres away by road. From Cochin, you can hire a cab to get to Munnar. The Madurai International Airport is 140 kilometres away from Munnar.

  • By Bus

    State-run or private buses, covering routes across various towns in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, are the best way to get to Munnar by road. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) provides bus services to Munnar from all major cities in Kerala.

  • By Train

    The nearest railway station from Munnar is at Aluva, which is at a distance of 110 kilometres from Munnar. The Ernakulam Railway Station is 130 kilometres away while the Madurai Railway Station is at a distance of 135 kilometres. From these points, you can either hire a cab or board the state transport or private buses wherever available.

  • Driving to Munnar

    Driving to Munnar is a fun experience all by itself. There are many beautiful curvy roads in Munnar that take your breath away with its beauty and splendour. Here is a distance chart to help you properly prepare your drive to Munnar.

Munnar - Ernakulam: 135 kilometres

Munnar - Thiruvananthapuram: 300 kilometres

Munnar – Coimbatore: 150 kilometres

Munnar – Madurai: 135 kilometres

Where to Stay in Munnar

The Wind Munnar - best hotel in Munnar

Now, since we have touched up on how to reach our holiday destination – Munnar, our next goal is to identify the apt place for stay in munnar. Being one of the most famous and preferred holiday destinations, several hotels and resorts are available at Munnar that claim to offer excellent accommodation services. (Some really does! No doubts regarding that.) Well, here we will take one such place that offers excellent accommodation facilities for all; be it for family, honeymoon goers, budget travellers, solo travellers or the ones that are in search of luxury accommodation facilities, The Wind Munnar has it all!

The Wind Munnar, best hotel in Munnar assures one of a cosy stay with excellent food and views. Perched on the cliff edge this premium hotel in Munnar, offers Cliff edge cottages and Honeymoon Cliff edge cottagesoffer the best views of unspoiled nature. With the prime goal of achieving its guest’s heartfelt content, Wind Munnar goes with personalized services. Away from the Munnar town by a little bit, The Wind Munnar offers one a great spot for that perfect tranquil getaway. So, what are you waiting for? Plan your holidays in Munnar today!

Places to visit in Munnar

With the accommodation being fixed, now it is time to explore this beautiful hill station. Major attractions and must see places to visit in Munnar include:

  • Anayirangal Dam

    The name says it all! A major attraction at Munnar where you can spot the mighty beasts. Also, take on a boating activity.

  • Kolukkumala

    The jeep safari activity should not be missed!

  • Lockhart Gap

    The view’s the best from the Lockhart Gap viewpoint and along with the Malayil Kallan Guha - the cave that’s a wonder; not to say anything further, you are going to love it here!

  • Muniyara or the Dolmens

    Let’s hear the stories that the past has to say. And, a mesmerizing sunset, the visit’s perfect.

    Muniyara - Places to visit in Munnar

  • Powerhouse Waterfalls

    Rich in tantalizing beauty, this waterfall will blow your mind away!

So, what are you waiting for? Book your hotel rooms, pack up and make this wonderful trip to the mother of all hill stations – Munnar. A once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits you!