Reaching Munnar via air is not possible as the place has no airport. The closest railhead connecting to Madurai is also located at Angamali. From here, travelers can opt for taxi service to reach Munnar.
Frequent direct buses from Madurai to Munnar are available and it takes around 2 hours. Taxis can also be hired and it cost up to Rs 3,300 for a round trip.
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3 hrs, 10 mins (153 km)
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Southwest monsoon offers moderate to heavy rainfalls till middle of month. Normally, the rains occur intermittently, adding the charm of the nature. The end of August is pretty good time to explore the place. Besides, Mother Nature is at its best with full of greenery and it is an ideal time to visit Chinnakanal Waterfalls. Also, don't miss to visit tea gardens/tea museums such as Tata Tea Museum and Kolukkumalai Tea Estate.
No, the exact distance between Madurai(Tamil Nadu) to Munnar(Kerala) is about 165 Kms. Local Buses from Madurai are available at Aryapalla Bus Stand and the bus takes around 2 hours to reach Theni charging a fare of Rs. 24/- each passanger. Thereafter another bus takes more than four hours to reach munnar. but from Madurai to Munnar going by car will be more appropriate