1 Day Self-Drive Trip from Kochi to Munnar

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1 Day Self-Drive Trip from Kochi to Munnar

Munnar is famous for its amazing magnificence developed from the green carpets made of lushes, manors, and timberlands spread crosswise over slopes, valleys, and knolls. This spot has appealing areas and enamouring encounters available for you. Even though Munnar has the loveliest attractions in store for you which can take more than one day to completely explore, a one day trip from Kochi if planned well can accommodate some of the important locations. Here are the Best Scenic Attractions in Munnar which you can best enjoy on your one day trip from Kochi.

Kochi to Munnar route

Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar distance is estimated to be 112 km via road and it takes approximately 4 hours to cover the distance by cars. Munnar does not have a train station, and the closest station is Kochi (Cochin), at a separation of 88 km from Munnar. People generally also travel by two-wheelers but that is extremely challenging and unsafe due to the deep valleys and hairpin curves. But there are numerous lovely awe-inspiring streets in Munnar, particularly the Adimali-Neriamangalam Forest Road. The streets can be unsafe, particularly if you are driving alone for the first time. Hence try to drive during the day time to be safe and exploit the maximum sightseeing experiences.  


 Best time to visit Munnar

 The span of September to March is the best time to visit Munnar because of pleasant weather. The minimum temperature during this December and January drops to ten degrees Celsius which makes it a perfect honeymoon destination. This weather is also awesome for adventure enthusiasts who can enjoy adventure activities such as rock climbing, trekking, and rappelling. Do carry woollens along as the evenings can get quite cold.

 Summer season from April to June is a bit warm in Munnar and is a little warm, but one can still visit Munnar during this season. But the Monsoon season of July and August is a strict No-No if you are planning to go there. Munnar usually experiences heavy rainfall which could totally hamper your travel plans.

Places to Visit in Munnar

This hill station and former resort for the British Raj elite, Munnar is a place to explore.  Here’s a list of things to do in Munnar. 

  • Photo Point

At a separation of 4 km from Munnar Bus Station, Photo Point is a wonderful location Mattupetty Street agreed with tea plants on the two sides. As the title recommends, this spot is an acclaimed photography point in Munnar because of its stunning foundation of hills encompassed by lavish tea cultivation. Photograph Point is a standout amongst the best visitor spots to visit in Munnar. The tea gardens are claimed by Kannan Devan Hills Plantations Limited possessed by Tata Group and it is private property. Guests can take photos at the passage of greenery enclosure without irritating the manors. This spot is arranged on the principal street with running traffic and travellers are encouraged to be cautious while taking pictures standing near the street. The trip duration from Munnar town is estimated to be 30 minutes. The best option of travel is generally recommended as a car. 


  • Mattupetty Dam
At a separation of 10 Kms from Munnar Bus Station, Mattupetty Dam is a standout amongst the grandest places in Munnar located on Top Station Road. It is an incredible spot to encounter the magnificence of Munnar alongside drifting. It is one of the top attractions you should incorporate into Munnar journey plans.  Mattupetty Dam and premises are referred to the picturesque excellence as it may help you to remember the Swiss towns in Europe. An intriguing actuality is that Mattupetty has dairy ranches venture for yielding and protecting quality animals because of an Indo-Swiss respective understanding. The voyagers can for sure visit these homesteads to see the dairy cattle eating on the glades and valleys, the capacity units, reproducing chambers and so on however just with exceptional authorizations. The spot is likewise well known for its hydroelectric power venture in India.

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  • Echo Point  

At a separation of 15 km from Munnar, Echo Point is a delightful spot arranged while in transit to Top Station between Mattupetty Dam and Kundala Lake. This is one of the significant traveler spots to visit in Munnar. The echo point is located on the principal street towards Kundala Lake on the backwaters of Mattupetty Dam in the midst of moving slopes. This grand spot gets its name from the common reverberation wonder here. Each boisterous call produced using a spot on the lake dike is returned complex by the reverberation from the encompassing slopes. Trekking and nature strolls are mainstream exercises in this grand goal with delightful perspectives on the green slopes. The crisp mountain air, the fog clad slopes and all-encompassing perspective make it deserving of a visit. This is an awesome spot for photography. Drifting is likewise accessible at Echo Point. 


  • Kundala Lake 

At a separation of 20 Kms from Munnar, Kundala Lake is a pleasant lake arranged while in transit to Top Station from Munnar. The tea bequests spread crosswise over Kundala are a genuine gala to the eyes. The lake is framed by Kundala fake dam, which is a little dam fit as a fiddle. The lake offer sailing office. The novel experience of drifting in Kashmiri pontoons in this lake is an exceptional fascination. These vessels are otherwise called Shikara Boats. Kundala Lake is a standout amongst the best places for touring in Munnar. Boating Timings is listed as from 9 AM to 5:30 PM. You can ride on Shikara Boats from Rs 200 for 2 people. Row Boats are available from Rs 150 for 4 people while Pedal Boats can be accessed at Rs 100 for 2 people. 


  • Top Station

Top station is a well-known fascination for your one day trip in Munnar. It is the most noteworthy point in Munnar that can be entered by the explorers and has a picturesque perspective shrouded in the haze the greater part of the occasions. The best time for acquiring the most fantastic view will be in amid the sunrise when the mists are moving, the mist is softening and the sky is getting clearer to respect the first beams of the Sun. This site is stunning as you may feel like the skyline is at a safe distance and you could contact the mists. It makes you feel heavenly. 

 IndusGo Car Rentals

Most of these spots as mentioned above are located in between valleys and hilltops. While there are buses to Munnar, you will not be able to access all these places via bus. The effective way to reach Munnar and to cover all your beloved destinations is to travel by car. For one day trips to Munnar hire a self-drive rental from KochiWith IndusGo, travel without any complications of cab drives, local transports, etc. and enjoy every bit of your journey with the best car rental services in Kochi. You can choose your car rental for a round trip or one-way trip. When you travel with family, you want a safe and hassle-free trip which you can enjoy a bit. We have various types of Hatchbacks, Sedans, SUVs & Luxury cars you can choose from, depending on the number of travellers. Check out the detailed plans for IndusGO Car Rentals in Munnar. We are focused on tailoring the best-suited plans for your car rental to cater to the diverse tourism needs. Indus go is one of the best self-drive car rental services in Kerala with an authorized dealership. Using self-drive cars are the best as there will be no inconveniences. It will save time and money by providing maximum safety and privacy to the users.

Key features of IndusGo include easy and convenient online car booking, flexible start and endpoints, low-security deposit, and instant refund. IndusGo is also renowned for its 24/7 customer support to help you at any point in time. We have a fleet of fully insured cars that make your travel worth every penny. Choose your perfect ride for a perfect road trip.