Travel Guide Asia India Kerala Munnar



Enveloped in the confluence of three mountain streams in the Western Ghats, Munnar offers an incredible sight to its visitors. Drenched in the sea of greenery and sweeping mist, Munnar is truly a heaven on earth. The sound of howling winds and the hill nestling in white luminous blankets of cloud offers a beautiful and resplendent sight. The rain-kissed lush greenery and the dense wilderness showcase the mystical side of Munnar. The tiny silver waterfalls interludes with the mist mingled hill, making it all the more charismatic.



Sights and Activities

Places to explore around Munnar:

  • Anayirangal (22 kilometres from Munnar)
  • Devikulam (7 kilometres from Munnar)
  • Valara (10 kilometres from Adimali on the Kochi-Madurai highway)
  • Marayoor (40 kilometres from Munnar)
  • Cheeyappara Waterfall
  • Mattupetty (13 kilometres from Munnar)




The season between October and March (post-monsoon) is considered the best to visit Munnar. Take some warm clothes and rain coats along with you. The temperature ranges from 14 to 25 °C during summer, and 7 to 17 °C in winter. The atmosphere remains cool and pleasant throughout the year.



Getting There

By Plane

Despite Munnar not possessing any airport in its premise, it is not that difficult to reach the place. The nearest airport from the region is the Cochin International Airport, which falls at a distance of about 125 kilometres from Munnar.

By Train

If you are budging as to how to reach Munnar by rail, then Angamaly, Aluva and Ernakulam are the railway stations in the proximity. Angamaly is the closest station if you are planning to continue the journey in taxi/car. If you are looking for travelling to Munnar by public bus service, then Aluva is the best option since there is better public transportation connectivity.

By Car

You can hire a rental car or a taxi from any major cities to Munnar. Radio taxi services like OLA and Uber also provide long distance options from the major cities. If you are looking for self-drive cars, then IndusGo and Zoomcar offer self-drive rental car services in Kerala.

By Bus

You can get public transport buses from major cities to Munnar. If you are coming via air or rail, then you can go to Aluva from where you can get public buses to Munnar.

By Boat

Munnar is not accessible by boat.




Kerala is famous for Fish Curry. For snacks, one should try local spicy cashew nut, chilly bhaji with hot tea as they are a traditional snack and makes good combination in cold weather.




Fresh tea, coffee and milk is available at most places. Hard and soft drink are also available at fair number of shops.

Packed grapes and mixed fruit juice is also available at few places.




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Keep Connected


There's good coverage over most of India for Internet cafes. However, following the recent terror attacks in Mumbai and some other cities, all internet cafes have been instructed by the authorities to maintain a register and note down the identification details of all persons using internet. Sify iWay is a reliable and cheap cafe with over 1,600 cafes over India. iWay also allows you to open a pre-paid account that you can use all over India. Whenever you have Internet access probably the best and cheapest way to call family and friends at home is software that allows users to make voice calls over the Internet such as Skype.

Wifi hotspots in India are, for most part, limited. The major airports and stations do offer paid wifi at around RS.60-100 an hour. Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai are the only cities with decent wifi coverage. At Mumbai airport, you get to use WiFi internet free, for an hour or so.


See also International Telephone Calls

The country code for India is 91. To dial outside the country from India, prefix the country code with 00.

The general emergency number is 100 (emergency response police & fire), while for ambulance you should dial 102 or 112, though some regions have 108 for this emergency. 108 is used in in the Indian states of Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Goa, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha,Assam, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. 108 can be called for medical, crime, fire, or any other emergency from any phone.

Local phone numbers can be anywhere from 5-8 digits long. But when the area code is included, all landline phone numbers in India are 10 digits long. Cellphone numbers usually start with '9', '8', or '7'. Toll-free numbers start with 1-800.

If staying longterm it is probably wise to think about investing in a mobile phone. You'll possibly need to provide a photocopy of your passport and itinerary, so come prepared. Make sure you arrange it upon arrival in a big city, as it can sometimes be difficult to organise with language barriers and such in more regional areas. You can buy a cheap nokia for about RS.1,200 with a pre-paid plan. Airtel is a good carrier to think about as they have great coverage, and constant offers for cheaper calling. To recharge, most shop vendors with phone carrier signs can do it via their own phone. You give them your mobile number, they put it in their phone and you'll both get messages as to whether or not the recharge has been successful. Also, if possible, buy the phone in the state where you do the most travelling as the charges are higher in the states where you did not originally buy the phone.

Over the entire country there are plenty of public phones, even in the middle of the countryside. Although most of the time these phones are not very well maintained and have horrible connections. Therefore remember when using one of these public phones one must be extremely patient.
For international calls from payphones, you'll have to visit a reputable internet cafe with a phone-booth. Mobile phones are usually a better and cheaper option.


India Post is the national postal service of India, and on their website you find details about prices to send postcards, letters and parcels, both domestically and internationally. For most postcards to send internationally, it is better to visit the post office before writing on the card as you may need quite a few stamps. Parcels must be taken to a tailor, he will then sew it up in white linen. Make sure he seals it with red wax, otherwise the post office may refuse to send it or try to get you to pay them to do it. Sewing up a parcel should only cost RS.50 to 200. In general, post offices are open from 10:00am to 1:00pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm in most bigger towns and cities, though there are regional variations and some might keep longer hours or be open during (part of) the weekend as well. Ask around.

If you want to send bigger packages/parcels, it might be better, faster and sometimes even cheaper, to contact a private company like DHL, TNT or UPS.


Quick Facts


  • Latitude: 10.084182
  • Longitude: 77.0593246

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