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Reaching Munnar from Palakkad by road

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Reaching Munnar from Palakkad by road

I plan to go to Palakkad by train and then travel from there to Munnar by road. I plan to visit Munnar in early August. Please let me know about -

condition of the road

availability of car rentals

time to cover the distance. I read somewhere that it take 2.5 hrs to cover the 153kms.

Would any other place be preferred for the last leg of the road journey to Munnar.

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1. Re: Reaching Munnar from Palakkad by road

Dear Sayan

From Palakkad, if you want to visit Munnar you can either take - Palakkad - Pollachi - Udumalpet - Munnar - approx - 160km or Palakkad - Angamaly (near to cochin airport) - Munnar - approximately 190km

for the first route you need to take interstate permit also.

From your name, I presume you are traveling from Bangalore, if so either get down at Coimbatore and move to Munnar by bus/taxi - 140km or get down at Cochin and drive to Munnar by taxi - 135km

From Bangalore you can get direct bus to Munnar also.

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2. Re: Reaching Munnar from Palakkad by road

Hi Ratheesh,

Thanks for the information.

When is the last bus from Palakkad, Angamally, Coimbatore or Cochin.

I am trying to guage how I should plan the first leg of my journey - reaching one of these locations.

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3. Re: Reaching Munnar from Palakkad by road

From were are you starting the tour

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4. Re: Reaching Munnar from Palakkad by road

I am starting from Bangalore.

I am planning to visit Munnar in the first week of August. Would that pose any problems eg road conditions affected due to rains etc?

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5. Re: Reaching Munnar from Palakkad by road

then you book a bus from Bangalore to Munnar directly or book up to cochin and book vehicle for entire trip from cochin

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6. Re: Reaching Munnar from Palakkad by road

Dear Sayan,

If you are a young lonely traveller, you may follow the following to reduce your bueget.

1. Prefer a KSRTC Bus from Palakkad to Perumbavoor.

2. Alight at Perumbavoor KSRTC station and wait for Munnar Bus.

3. It will take around 3 hours for you to reach at Munnar Town

4. Book a room only after arrival in Munnar (August is not a season time) and bargain.

5. Take a taxi to see and enjoy Munnar

6. Last KSRTC bus from Munnar to Perumbavoor is at around 9pm.

7. Anytime, you will get bus from Perumbavoor

The above method is not advisable for a family traveller.

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7. Re: Reaching Munnar from Palakkad by road

If you are coming by train Alwaye is the nearest rail head, from where KSRTC buses are available to Munnar at least one in an hour.

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8. Re: Reaching Munnar from Palakkad by road

You can reach Cochin and take a Taxi with you for whole your journey. per day cost will be about 1500+200= 1700 for 150Km for A/C Indica..

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