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How to reach Munnar from Bangalore

Located in southern state of Kerala, Munnar is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in entire South India. Its rich flora and fauna, never-ending beautiful tea plantations and exotic wildlife sanctuaries have enthralled and attracted tourists since time immemorial. Needless to say, even Bangaloraens have been in love with pristine beauty of Munnar for generations.

How to reach Munnar from Bangalore

Following are the ways one can reach Munnar from Bangalore

Munnar from Bangalore by Train:

Bangalore & Munnar are not directly linked by rail link; since Munnar doesn’t have a railway station. The nearest railway stations to munnar are Angamaly & Alwaye stations, both of them are 120 kms away. The train journey between Bangalore and Angamaly & Alwaye takes approximately 8 hours. From Angamaly & Alwaye there are ample bus & taxi services for Munnar.

Trains from Bangalore to Angamaly & Alwaye

  • Bangalore City-Ernakulam Intercity Express/12677 – departs Bangalore at 6:15 AM, reaches Angamaly at 4 pm & Alwaye at 4: 10 PM.
  • Bangalore-Kochuveli Express/16315 - departs Bangalore at 7:15 PM, reaches Angamaly at 4: AM and Alwaye at 4:15 AM.
  • Hubli-Kochuveli Weekly SF Express/12777 – departs Yeshvantpur Junction at 15:00 P.M, reaches Angamaly station at 1:36 A.M (next day – Thursday); runs only on Wednesday.
  • Bangalore-Ernakulam Weekly Superfast Express/22608 – departs Bangalore station at 18:45 P.M and arrives at Angamaly station at 5: 10 P.M (next day - Tuesday; runs only on Monday)
  • Yesvantpur - Kochuveli AC Express/16561, Bangalore Ernakulam SF Express/12684, Bangalore - Kanniyakumari Island Express/16526.                  

Munnar from Bangalore by Air:

Munnar doesn’t have an airport. The closest airport to Munnar is Cochin airport, approximately 110 to 115 kms away. All the leading airline companies operate daily flight to Cochin from Bangalore. There are some 40 to 46 weekly flights from Bangalore to Cochin.

The first flight from Bangalore to Kochin is at 8:30 AM, which is Air India airline 9501. The last flight from Bangalore to Kochin is at 5:25 PM, which is Jet Airways 0407. Just outside Kochin airport you can get taxi for Munnar; fare would be anywhere between Rs 1000 to Rs 2000. Or else from Kochin airport go to Alwaye via cab. From Alwaye there ample KSRTC buses for Munnar.

Munnar from Bangalore by Road:

The total distance between Bangalore and Munnar is 742 Km and road journey would take approximately 12 to 13 hours. There are direct KSRTC buses for Munnar from Bangalore, however frequency of buses isn’t very high. As of today there are only 2 KSRTC buses for Bangalore to Munnar.

Bangalore to Munnar KSRTC buses timetable

Trip Code                      Starting Bus Stand             Departure Time                Fare

2100BNGMNR            Shanthinagar Bs (Double Road)           21:00                         Rs 500

2101BNGMNR            Shanthinagar Bs (Double Road)           21:00                         RS 500     

Besides, there many renowned travel agencies in Bangalore that provide bus services (A/C as well as non A/C bus service) and attractive tour packages for Munnar.

Renowned Travel agencies in Bangalore providing Munnar tour package: 

SRS travels - 080-26801616
KPN travels - 080 - 26709912, 26700111             
Royal travels - +91 9945046283                   
Kallada Travels – 09341455500, (080) 42112526,42010000.

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