Bangalore to Munnar by Road – Distance, Time and Useful Travel Information

Far from the sandy beaches and palm-lined shores that are classic of Kerala, Munnar exposes you to the mountainous side of the state. Whether it is the chilly winters, misty monsoon, or the fully-bloomed spring, Munnar calls for a vacation any time of the year.

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Why travel from Bangalore to Munnar?

The best way to explore the treasures of this beautiful hill country, is to book a cab and do a road trip, especially if you are traveling from Bangalore. When you book a cab with Savaari you can turn your long drive into an incredible travel experience by customizing your journey. 

Traveling from Bangalore to Munnar by car

A road trip from Bangalore to Munnar is one of the best ways to travel from the metro to the greener locales. The route between these two places passes through nature hotspots of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Enjoy the shifting landscape and the transition of culture as you ride through the concrete skyline to the quieter, cleaner hills.  With our completely customizable Bangalore to Munnar trip packages, you can stop at any of these places and do a quick sightseeing.

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Let us help you discover the best routes so you can plan an exciting trip from Bangalore to Munnar by road. 

Bangalore to Munnar roadtrip

Best time to take a road trip from Bangalore to Munnar by car

Munnar is the perfect vacation destination to travel in any season across monsoon, winter, or spring. But the typical tourism season is post monsoon and through spring. The sky is usually clear with temperatures being comfortable enough to spend maximum time outdoors. But if you want to do exclusively wildlife tours and safaris, the months right after rains and before winters are the Best Time To Visit Bangalore to Munnar by Car. However, watch caution while driving around the hills during the rainy season. 

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Route 1: Distance and Time taken from Bangalore to Munnar via NH 44 & Darapuram Road

Bangalore to Munnar Road Condition via NH 44 & Darapuram Road

This is the shortest, fastest, and the most convenient route to cover the Bangalore to Munnar by road distance. Most tourists and frequent travelers use this route, since the Bangalore to Munnar traffic is also not heavy on this highway. The Bangalore to Munnar distance is approximately 500 KM and takes about 10 and half hours to 11 hours to travel. Before you travel, always check for traffic updates and use live maps to get the real-time information on Bangalore to Munnar road condition. 

Bangalore to Munnar Distance via NH 44 & Darapuram Road

Here’s a basic Bangalore to Munnar road map for this route:

Bangalore — Hosur — Krishnagiri — Dharmpauri — Salem — Namakkal — Dharapuram — Munnar

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Vital Statistics – Distance, Time & Highway Quality

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Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route:

  • KRP Dam Rear View Point, Krishnagiri – The catchment area of a huge dam on the Thenpennai River, with an adjacent public park, good for a refreshing respite on a long drive.
  • Government Museum, Krishnagiri – A state-run archeological museum housing ancient artifacts and information/evidence on regional history.
  • Paravasa Ulagam, Salem – A locally famous water-themed park, good for kids and family, works as a great overnight break on a long drive.
  • The Blossom Hydel Park – A lush, expansive public park known for its nature trails, bird-watching & scenic viewing points.
  • Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Off Munnar-Udumalpet Road – A natural reserve of various species of wild flora and fauna, popular for safaris, jungle treks, and camping. 

*Pandemic rules might affect visiting hours. Check with local authorities for timings.

Places to eat along this route:

  • Tandooriwala, Hosur – Local eatery specializing in biryani and tandoori dishes, good for groups. 
  • Saravan Bhavan, Avathanapatti – Standard local diner serving pure vegetarian, South Indian dishes and snacks, good for breakfast, lunch, and quick meals. 
  • The Cascade, Salem – Locally popular Chinese restaurant, kid-friendly, good for late night food. 
  • – Famous chain restaurant specializing in ethnic style biryani and non-vegetarian fare. 

Route 2: Distance and Time taken from Bangalore to Munnar via NH 44 & NH 544

Bangalore to Munnar Road Condition Via NH 44 & NH 544

This is a shorter but slower route to cover Bangalore to Munnar by road distance. Although the previous route is longer, most people opt for that since it’s faster and has better roads. The distance between Bangalore and Munnar via this alternative route is only 477 Km and can take over 10 hours. But the highway traffic on this route is slower than the previous one. Hence, before traveling, always use a real-time map and check for traffic updates to get the best idea of the Bangalore to Munnar road condition. 

Bangalore to Munnar Distance Via NH 44 & NH 544

Here’s a basic Bangalore to Munnar road map for this route:

Bangalore — Hosur — Krishnagiri — Dharmpauri — Salem — Erode — Tiruppur — Munnar

Route Mapper

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Vital Statistics – Distance, Time & Highway Quality

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Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route:

  • KRP Dam Rear View Point, Krishnagiri – The catchment area of a huge dam on the Thenpennai River, with an adjacent public park, good for a refreshing respite on a long drive.
  • Government Museum, Krishnagiri – A state-run archeological museum housing ancient artifacts and information/evidence on regional history.
  • Paravasa Ulagam, Salem – A locally famous water-themed park, good for kids and family, works as a great overnight break on a long drive.
  • The Blossom Hydel Park – A lush, expansive public park known for its nature trails, bird-watching & scenic viewing points.
  • Kalingarayan Anicut, Bhavani – A patch of natural surroundings with stepped river beds, coconut groves, and backwaters, great for a scenic break and great photo ops. 

*Pandemic rules might affect visiting hours. Check with local authorities for timings.

Places to eat along this route:

  • Tandooriwala, Hosur – Local eatery specializing in biryani and tandoori dishes, good for groups. 
  • Saravan Bhavan, Avathanapatti – Standard local diner serving pure vegetarian, South Indian dishes and snacks, good for breakfast, lunch, and quick meals. 
  • The Cascade, Salem – Locally popular Chinese restaurant, kid-friendly, good for late night food. 
  • Mani Inn Highway Restaurant, Perumanallur – Standard highway side diner serving both non-vegetarian and vegetarian fare, good for big groups, families, kids.  

Bangalore to Munnar Best Route

While you can take any of the two routes, we recommend Route 1 via NH 44 & Darapuram Road. The road conditions are excellent and the time taken is less. However, it is advisable to check live traffic updates before leaving for your trip.

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Other means of traveling from Bangalore to Munnar

How to Reach Munnar by Train

You can also cover Bangalore to Munnar distance by train. However, there are no direct trains to Munnar. The nearest railway station is in Kochi, which is about 120 km from Munnar. There are about 10 trains that run between these two cities, of which four are daily trains. The fastest train is the KCVL HUMSAFAR (16320), which takes about nine and half hours to reach Kochi. You can book a convenient Kochi to Munnar cab and reach your destination in four hours.

For Bangalore to Munnar train booking via Kochi, you can visit the Indian Railways website or check with any online travel portal to get the best deals. 

How to Reach Munnar by Flight

There are no direct flights from Bangalore to Munnar. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport (COK), at a distance of about 104 km from Munnar and takes about three hours to reach. The average Bangalore to Munnar via Kochi flight duration can range from one hour to seven hours, depending on the airline or the flight route you take. You can also book a convenient Bangalore airport to Munnar cab for a hassle-free journey.

For your Bangalore to Kochi flight booking, visit any online travel portal for the best deal or check with the airline’s direct website. The Bangalore to Munnar via Kochi flight cost can range from Rs. 1000 to 8000, depending on the travel season, booking window, and available deals. 

Explore Munnar Like a Local: A Handy Guide

With plantations, waterfalls, organic farms, misty valleys and hills, and warm local traditions, Munnar offers everything that you desire on a vacation. But you can only discover them all when you explore the town like a local, explore and discover the hidden gems of this hill country. With our tips and suggestions, you can take a tour of Munnar in a unique way and make the most of your travel.

Attractions in Munnar for Sightseeing

Take a tour of the coffee and spice plantations. Don’t leave without visiting the Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, the biggest and most popular in town. Also visit the Tea Museum for a download on the history of tea cultivation in the region. Head to the elephant pond at Anakulam, famous for night drives and spotting the animals in action. For more wildlife adventures, visit the Eravikulam National Park. For great photo ops and outdoor time in lush greenery, trek through the Anamudi Hills or to the Pothamedu View Point. Explore the Celtic burial grounds of Marayoor, also known for panoramic views and velvety valleys. If traveling in spring, take a drive through the winding roads lined with seasonal Jacaranda flowers and experience a heavenly sight. 

Since the time of the colonial settlement, Munnar has always remained a favorite hilly retreat of Kerala. While its culture is largely influenced by the colonial settlers, and later by travelers and explorers, making Munnar a melting pot of varied cuisines, the town’s ethnic flavors are also very popular. 

To sample the best of classic and contemporary, Indian and international cuisines, explore these places in Munnar – 

  • Hotel Gurubhavan, Munnar Colony road, Ikka nagar, Near Teacounty Resort, H O, Silent Valley
  • Saravana Bhavan, Munnar Market, M.G. Road, Nullatanni
  • Tea Tales Café, 1st floor, Kalnivas complex
  • Arabian Grills, Munnar-Nadayar Rd, Nullatanni
  • The Silvertips, Aluva – Munnar Road

Hotels and resorts – Accommodation in Munnar

Hotel Name Address
Grand Plaza Munnar  MSA Rd, Moolakadai, Munnar, Kerala 685612. PH: 097464 70119
Tea County Munnar KTDC Hill Resort, Tea County Rd, Ikka Nagar, Munnar, Kerala 685612 PH: 022 3989 5000
Elysium Gardens Hills Resorts Top Station Road, Ikka Nagar, Munnar, Kerala 685612 PH: 04865 230 510
Deep Woods Resort Munnar Pulimoottil Estate, Kallar – Mankulam Rd, near Letchmi Tea Estate, Munnar, Kerala 685612
Sevenmallay Bungalow Nullatanni, Munnar, Kerala 685612

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