Munnar doesn’t have a direct railway station, so you can’t reach Munnar by train directly. However, you can still travel to nearby railway stations and then continue your journey to Munnar by road. Here are the steps to reach Munnar by train:
- Select the Nearest Railway Station: The nearest major railway stations to Munnar are:
- Aluva (Alwaye) Railway Station: Located about 120 kilometers (approximately 75 miles) away from Munnar.
- Ernakulam Junction (Ernakulam South) Railway Station: Located about 130 kilometers (approximately 81 miles) away from Munnar.
- Ernakulam Town (Ernakulam North) Railway Station: Also located about 130 kilometers away from Munnar.
- Book a Train Ticket: Use a reliable railway ticket booking website or app to book a train ticket to the nearest railway station, based on your location.
- Arrive at the Chosen Railway Station: Upon reaching Aluva or Ernakulam railway station, you have several options to continue your journey to Munnar: a. Private Taxi or Cab: You can hire a private taxi or cab from the railway station to Munnar. This is a convenient but relatively more expensive option. b. Public Bus: From Aluva or Ernakulam, you can take a public bus to Munnar. There are regular bus services available from these railway stations to Munnar. c. Rental Car: You can rent a car and drive to Munnar on your own. Several car rental agencies operate in Aluva and Ernakulam. d. Pre-arranged Transportation: If you have made prior arrangements with your hotel or accommodation in Munnar, they may offer pick-up services from the railway station. Be sure to check with your accommodation in advance.
Please note that the journey from the railway station to Munnar can take several hours, depending on the mode of transportation and road conditions. It’s advisable to plan your travel and make transportation arrangements in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons. As situations may have changed after my last update, I recommend checking the latest travel options and availability before making your trip to Munnar.