The name Munnar is believed to mean ‘three rivers’, referring to the town’s strategic location at the confluence of the Madhurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers. The town has shared a strong cultural link with Tamil Nadu and over 70% of the population of the town being Tamils.
The Munnar town is in Kannan Devan Hills ( KDH ) Village in Devikulam taluk and is the largest panchayat in the Idukki district.
The nearest major railway stations are at Ernakulam and Aluva (approximately 120 km by road). The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, which is 140 km away.
Best time to visit : March to October
How to Get There:
By Air: The nearest airport to Munnar is at Ernakulam, Kochi, which is about 130 kms away.
On Tracks: The nearest Railhead is also at Kochi. There are numerous trains that connect Kochi with other important cities.
By Road: From kottayam it is 147 kms, 110 kms from Thekkady, 160 kms from Madurai and 158kms from Thrissur.