Travel from Chennai to Munnar

#1 Jul 9th, 2007, 18:53
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Hi

I've planned to travel to Munnar with my wife and kid. I was wondering if somebody could advise me about how to goto Munnar. Should I goto Cochin or Madurai?
Is it possible to get a cab to travel to Munnar?
Would I be able to book for trips around Munnar after reaching?

Really appreciate your help and guidance.

Thanks in advance.

Prasad
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Prasad, welcome to IM..

With wife and kids from Chennai (iff budget is not too much of a concern), I would strongly recommend booking a cab. Yes, you can book trips in and around munnar when you get there and this is not high season either.. so you must be OK.

Have a good trip.
KM

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Thanks for the response

Hi Karthik

Thanks for the reply. I actually missed the most important question of all. When is the best time to travel to Munnar? How much does a cab cost from Cochin?

Do you have any idea.

Thanks, mate.

Prasad
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Cochin to munnar

Hi prasadha, try contacting Jenny & or Jose at Le Royale

Email address - fourens@eth.net

they should be able to give you a pretty good idea

mention paul vandy from Australia put you onto them

Rgds & Happy Travelling

vandy

PS: Kaippallil Homestay is very good value & location,5 min walk
into Munnar town.Highly Reccommend
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Cochin to Munnar

Prasadha, I forgot to mention, I personally would think twice

about going to Munnar during monsoon season,June,July,August.

how did you intend getting to cochin from chennai, if you

planned on travelling by road, you may as well deviate from

madurai and go direct to Munnar.

Rgds

Vandy
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Some years back I visited Munnar in August for a few days. Celebrated our Independence day in the bus stand with all the staff and other passengers . Absolutely enjoyed my stay as it drizzled occasionally and was slightly misty. Magical! But then again one can never predict the weather, be prepared for a lot of rain also.
#7 Jul 10th, 2007, 12:28
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Originally Posted by prasadha View Post Hi

I've planned to travel to Munnar with my wife and kid. I was wondering if somebody could advise me about how to goto Munnar. Should I goto Cochin or Madurai?
Is it possible to get a cab to travel to Munnar?
Would I be able to book for trips around Munnar after reaching?

Really appreciate your help and guidance.

Thanks in advance.

Prasad
How to travel depends on the individual (economy, age, stamina, sense of adventure etc.). Personally, I would always choose public transport. It has the added benefit of using a lot less fuel than a private vehicle, i.e. lowering the detrimental consequences of transportation on the environment.

The distance between Chennai and Munnar is about 600 kilometres. If you had to hire a car in Kerala, the price would be Rs. 7 per kilometre which adds up to Rs. 8400 (1200*7). Add to this a few hundred rupees for the driver's accommodation which you have to pay even if he chooses to sleep in his car. The rate may be lower in Tamil Nadu.

Depending on how long you stay in Munnar, you could end up paying Rs. 8400 twice if you send the driver back after arrival, and you have to hire another one to take you back to Chennai. You could of course keep the driver for your entire stay in Munnar. I believe the hourly rate, when the driver is idle, is Rs. 60 an hour.

Getting from Chennai to Munnar by public transport is relatively simple. There are 5 or so daily trains between Chennai and Madurai (7 to 10 hours), and frequent buses from Madurai to Munnar (4 to 5 hours). Alternatively, you could go from Madurai to Kumily (4 hours) before heading to Munnar (4 hours).

I don't think going in August will be a major problem weather wise. The Southwest Monsoon has usually calmed down by then. But it will be wet.
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Thanks for the reply

Hi Guys

Thank you for all your responses. By next week, I would know where I am staying in Munnar. I won a lucky dip with a choice of places to visit - Fort Chunwa, Luni, Munnar, Ooty, Kodaikanal and Ercaud. I chose Munnar.

Hope to have a great time.

Regards

Prasad
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hi,

the best way to travel from chennai to munnar is train and then cab.from chennai to munnar by cab will get too tired and bour.

try this one, chennai to coimbatore by train. and then from coimbatore to munnar by cab.

there were lot of trains available.

coimbatore to munnar will take around 160-170 kms.coimbatore-pollachi-udumalpet-munnar. upto udumalpet the road is plain and non traffic.and then udumalpet to munnar is around 80kms 25 kms plain and 55kms hills and this one is also broad road and non traffic.

so try this one.

you can take a cab from coimbatore is not difficult.

my advice is dont travel by cab from chennai. it will very very bour.

this is my best opinion.

-suresh babu.
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hi every one, i planned to go to munnar during july, i am from chennai, this trip is actually an honeymoon trip, so some one tell me the cheaper and the safe hotels seen in munnar, and also want to know the special attractions there
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Dear Prasadha,

Kochi to munnar is the best way,airport to munnar only 110kmrs.near munnar town around 20 of hotels. you need taxi you contact Mr.roy 9447744819 or www.wintergreentours.com

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