On a drive from Bangalore to Munnar
Driving is a passion for many, and any tour will remain incomplete for those passionate riders unless they go by themselves on a ride. The excellent road from Bangalore has made Munnar the most sought after tourist destination for Bangaloreans. Munnar is 475 km’s from Bangalore. Munnar is a cute little town in the western ghats mountain ranges of Kerala which is the southern state of India. It takes hardly 10 hrs to reach Munnar from Bangalore by road. Excellent accommodation facilities for all categories of travellers is the main reason why people from Bangalore travel to Munnar. The search for a much-needed break for the techies and busy people of Bangalore usually ends at Munnar.
It is advisable to leave for Munnar from Bangalore in the early hours before the city roads get busy. The roads are excellent till Udumalpet.
Bangalore – Hosur – Krishnagiri – Dharmapuri – Salem – Erode – Tirupur – Udumalpet – Marayur – Munnar
Marayur to Munnar drive is thrilling. It is confident that we will be able to sight wild animals during this trip. In this route usually seen animals Elephant, Bison, Deer, etc.
Breakfast: There are a lot of good highway restaurants en route Munnar. Depending on your departure time from Munnar, you can either have your breakfast at Dharmapuri, Salem or Perumdurai. Saravana Bhavan restaurant located between Salem and Perumdurai is a neat and clean restaurant with good washrooms.
Lunch: The six lane track road will take you to Udumalpet within no time. Depending upon your arrival at Udumalpet, you can have your meal before climbing the hills. There are few restaurants between Tirupur and Udumalpet. There aren’t any good restaurants on the way from Udumalpet and Munnar. Apart from that, you will have to be ready with your camera when you travel in this region. Sandalwood forests in Marayur is a unique spot and bison can be sighted in this region quite often.
Marayur jaggery is world famous. The pure jaggery made in the sugarcane farms of Marayur is of high demand. Make it a point to purchase some Marayur Jaggery and local fruits from Kanthallur, the vegetable and fruit capital of Kerala.
About a one-hour drive from Marayur. Munnar sightseeing spots are within a distance of 25 to 30 km’s from the town. All Hotels and resorts located in and around Munnar town and surroundings.
Sightseeing spots in Munnar
Karadipara View Point
Eravikulam National Park ( Rajamalai )
A drive through the Munnar roads with tea plantations on both sides will be a magical trip. Stop at scenic locations and take good snaps. Always remember to carry a good camera and selfie stick to get good snaps.
Suggested hotels and resorts in Munnar.
If you are interested in having your accommodation in Munnar town rather than at the outskirts, the following will be the best picks.
Stay for Economy Travellers
Greenridge Holiday Home, Le Celestium, Archana Residency,
Stay at 3-star accommodation
Grand Plaza Hotel, Clouds Valley Hotel, Eastend, Elysium Gardens,
Abad Copper castle
Stay at 4-star accommodation
Silvertips, Tea county,
Stay at 5-star accommodation
Fragrant nature, Club Mahindra
Enjoy Munnar with sweet memories of Munnar and drive back to Bangalore on the same route that you came in.