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Planning Your Trip to Munnar from Kochi? Here are the ideas for a two days weekend trip to Munnar from Kochi, how to plan, places to visit and other important details.

Jan 10, 2023
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Munnar Trip Ideas for 2 Days from Kochi

Kochi to Munnar 2 Days Weekend Trip Ideas

A road trip from Kochi to Munnar has to be one of the most scenic journeys in South India. While you drive your way up to the picturesque hill station of Munnar, you can enjoy captivating views of thick jungles, rolling hills, spice gardens, tea plantations, winding rivers, and cascading waterfalls. You can complete the road trip in five to six hours, and relish delicious food along the way. You are all set for a treat with a bunch of outstanding food joints. 

The main stops between Kochi to Munnar are Muvattupuzha, Kothamangalam, Neriamangalam, and Adimali. If you want to have lunch or some snacks during your journey, you should stop at either Kothamangalam or Neriamangalam. A Munnar trip plan for 2 days should be on your bucket list by now. 

How to reach Munnar from Cochin?

The only best way of traveling from Kochi to Munnar is by road. You can opt for taking a bus, but the most convenient and fun way to accomplish a Cochin to Munnar road trip is to take a rental car. 

Road trip to Munnar from Kochi

Talking of the most pleasant and fun-filled Kochi to Munnar road trip, make sure you do not miss out on the amazing locations you can explore. Galore with mind-blowing natural landscapes and water bodies; you are booked for a thrilling experience on this one. Let us know the best places to explore on your road trip to Munnar from Kochi.

Places to visit in Munnar

Valara Falls While you are on your way to Munnar, you can visit the Valara Waterfalls. A Munnar trip plan is incomplete without a visit here. Valara Waterfalls, Munnar,situated on the Kochi-Munnar highway are between Neriamangalam and Adimali. Covered by bushy trees, this waterfall is a treat to watch,hence it's advisable to see this place on your way to Munnar. 

There are no roadways that will take you near the waterfalls. So you will have to watch it from the window of your car. If you see this location on your way to Munnar, you don’t need to come back again to this place, and this will save some of your time.

Cheeyappara waterfalls

Adjacent to Valara waterfalls is the Cheeyappara waterfalls, another breathtaking location worth a visit. It is advisable to go to Cheeyappara waterfalls after visiting Valara during your Munnar 2 day trip plan, as they are close to each other. There is a point where the Cheeyappara waterfalls meet the Valara waterfalls and this meeting point is also a scenic beauty to watch.


The tourists mainly come here to see the lake and dam. Say, for example, you have started your journey on Saturday early in the morning, around 6 AM, via a self-drive car. Then you will have to take your breakfast in Kothamangalam. Say,;you watch both the waterfalls and reach Munnar by 10:30 AM. If you have booked your stay here, you can keep your luggage in the hotel room, freshen up and take a short nap of 1 hour. After that head for Mattupetty dam.

The Mattupetty lake is around 13 kilometers away from Munnar. So either you can pack your lunch and take it with you, or you can reach this place and before you look around you can bring your lunch here. The place is open from 2 pm  to noon. You can opt for boat rides here after 2 pm or visit the rose garden. This rose garden of Mattupetty is very popular, due to the variety of roses available here. This lake will remain open until 3:30 pm.

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 This is at a distance of 25 minutes from Mattupetty and is famous for its hydroelectric project, as it was the first site of Kerala to start this project. If you have already visited the dam, you must come and see the site where the hydroelectric power is generated. By the time you finish exploring the dam, the afternoon will be set, exhausting you. So, visit one more location and head back to your hotel.


 Devikulam in Munnar is around 1-hour drive from Pallivasal. This place has a high mythological value. It is believed that Sita, wife of Lord Rama, bathed in the spring water in this place. It is due to this reason, a lot of people come to visit this place. The natural beauty of this place will mesmerize you and you will see a wide range of tea plantations here.

By the time you reach here, it might be around 5 pm. So you can spend about 1 hour looking around. After that, you must head back to your hotel in Munnar, which should be approximatey 6-7 kilometers from here. Although there are a few hotels in this place, booking a hotel within Munnar is advisable. Otherwise, it will be very difficult for you to visit other locations the next day.

 Anamudi peak

 The next morning, you start very early to reach the Anamudi peak in Munnar about half an hour from Munnar.  Besides the natural scenic beauty, there is one special thing about this mountain range(the highest peak in the Western Ghats). The peak of this mountain looks like the head of an elephant , hence the name.  After spending around 40-45 minutes here, you can head to another beautiful location, Echo point.

Echo Point

Surrounded by  green and bushy trees, this area has a lot of mountains. These mountains surround this point in such a way that any loud noise made here keeps echoing, hence the name. The Echo point in Munnar has different entry fees  for adults and children. 

Once you are done with Echo Point, you can choose any nearby restaurant to have a meal. You will also find several places where you can shop and hotels wherein you can check in and rest for a few hours to rest and freshen up.


Munnar from Kochi is a total distance of 126 km. Traveling during festivals will make you experience a lot of road traffic; therefore, you must not take this route. However, if you can manage and are comfortable with the traffic, go ahead with the trip. 

Winters are the best time to travel to Munnar from Kochi. September to March sees the region flooded with tourists seeking to bask in the glory of nature, and it is a great option for an enjoyable weekend trip with family and friends. All the locations you see on your way to Munnar from Kochi are just the tip of the iceberg. Munnar offers a plethora of natural wonders to treat your soul. So, plan a Munnar trip plan for 2 days, and you are never going to regret it.

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