Last Updated on Monday, 11 April 2011 08:42
Bangalore to MunnarYou can travel to Munnar from Bangalore by
- By Car - Find (below) detailed driving direction
- By Bus - Find (below) timings of luxury buses operated by KSRTC
- By Train - There are no direct trains. Find (below) the best option
Bangalore to Mummbar by Road
Distance :500 Kms ; Road Condition : Excellent all through, except for small patches. The last 150 Kms is pretty scenic.
Route : Bangalore - Krishnagiri - Thoppur - (Turn right onto Mettur Road) - Mettur - Bhavani - Palladam - Chinnar - Munnar
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Bangalore to Munnar by Bus
Karnataka Government's KSRTC runs a Rajahamsa service from Bangalore to Munnar. It starts at 8:30 PM and reaches Munnar by 10 AM. Kerala Government's road transport (also called KSRTC) runs a super deluxe service from Bangalore to Munnar that starts at 4 PM from Bangalore
Online booking for KSRTC service can be made at KSRTC
Bangalore to Munnar by Train
- From Bangalore, take a train to Madurai and then another to Theni.From Theni board a bus to Munnar
- Take a train from Bangalore to Coimbatore and then proceed by taxi or bus to Munnar
- Take a train from Bangalore to Ernakulam and then proceed by taxi to Munnar. The taxi from Ernakulam works economical as there are no interstate taxes to be paid
Bangalore to Munnar by train via Madurai
You need to board the 6732 Tuticorin Express, reach Madurai and then take another train to place called Theni. From Theni, there are buses and taxis to reach Munnar.
6732 Tuticorin Express starts from Bangalore Junction at 21:20 and reaches Madurai at 7:25 AM. From Madurai, Passenger train to Theni starts at 7:50 AM from Madurai and reaches Theni at 10 AM. From Theni, Munnar is 70 Kms and there are buses and taxis. Note, the 7:50 AM passenger is the only train to Theni and if you miss it, you need to take a bus to Theni
Bangalore to Munnar by Train Via Coimbatore
If you feel that Bangalore - Madurai - Theni - Munnar is too cumbersome, then take a train from Bangalore to Coimbatore and board a taxi from Coimbatore. Coimbatore to Munnar is approximately 160 Kms and takes 5 Hours by taxi.( Coimbatore to Munnar)If you do not want to take a taxi from Coimbatore, take a bus from Coimbatore to Udumalpet and then proceed to Munnar. (There are frequent buses to Udumalpet from Coimbatore and an hourly service from Udumalpet to Munnar)
Bangalore to Munnar by Train Via Ernakulam
Probably the best way to reach Munnar is to take the train from Bangalore to Ernakulam and board a taxi from Ernakulam. Ernakulam to Munnar is approximately 130 Kms and the taxi fare is lower as there are no interstate taxes to be paid.( Ernakulam to Munnar)If you do not want to take a taxi, then there are frequent buses from Ernakulam to Munnar.