A Complete Guide to Make the Most of Your Road Trip from Cochin to Munnar With Family

Munnar is one of the most exciting places to spend time with your loved ones for a family vacation. Munnar is well connected by road, rail and air – Cochin being the most preferred airport. The distance from Cochin to Munnar is approximately between 125 km to 130 km.

cochin to munnar road trip
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If you are wondering how to reach from Cochin to Munnar, then you will be happy to know that you can book a cab to take you there or rent a car to drive down yourself. Buses also ply from Cochin to Munnar.

The roads are in good condition, and if you leave early in the morning, traffic is comparatively low. You will easily reach in about three-four hours, depending on the traffic.

How to reach there

If you live in Cochin, then this road trip will serve you best. Roads from Cochin to Munnar are plenty but depending on how you want to plan the trip, you can choose many exciting destinations along the way to include in your plan. Places like Idukki and Thekkady allow for a pleasant deviation in your trip.

If you choose to travel directly to Munnar, the fastest route is via NH 85. If you intend to take a more scenic route, NH 183 takes you to Thekkady and from there the route to Munnar includes Idukki and Yela Mala (Cardamom Hills).

What to see

The road to Munnar is a chance to immerse yourself in the scenic beauty of Kerala. The best is the Chinnakanal Waterfall, which originates from the river Devikulam and is located 18km from Munnar. The most important fact is that the waterfall is mostly overlooked by tourists, but is one of the most beautiful experiences for you and your family.

Cardamom Hills or the Yela Mala is part of the Western Ghats in Kerala and is important for the spice cardamom grown here. Pepper is also grown here alongside the cardamom and so is the coffee.

A road trip is also a chance to let your palate grow. There are several local delicacies you can taste during your trip. Adimala has several such places before Munnar where you can try the tempting‘Pazhampuri.’

Where to stay

After this amazing trip, you can relax at the Club Mahindra Munnar resort in Kerala. This is a great place to stay because it is one of the best of the Munnar resorts and is accessible to all nearby tourist places. It is equipped with all the essential amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. You and the kids can also relish on the local delicacies at the resort’s restaurant.

Log on to Club Mahindra’s website or mobile app to book your holiday with family. Also, read through these Club Mahindra reviews & get a sneak peek of what Club Mahindra members have to say about this resort in Munnar.