Munnar is situated at a distance of about 130 km from Kochi, along the National Highway 49 and the road trip is about 4.5 hours. The beautiful scenic route traverses the towns of Kothamangalam and Adimali en route to Munnar. The route between these two towns is through a thick green forest with gushing waterfalls which makes for an unbelievable experience. From Adimali as the car enters the final stretch of the journey to Munnar, one is greeted by the spectacular sights of tea plantations bordering the road; and a panoramic view of the majestic Western Ghats.
Munnar is roughly at a distance of 153 km from Madurai. The most popular and picturesque route is Madurai- Theni - Bodi – BodiMettu - Devikulam - Munnar, traveling along NH 49.
Munnar is at a distance of about 160 km from Coimbatore and the journey can be covered in 4 hours. The route is along Coimbatore- Pollachi - Udumalapet - Chinnar - Munnar. The stretch between Pollachi and Udumalapet is bordered with large windmill farms which make for an exquisite sight. The lush greenery all around is a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Since the roads to Munnar are generally narrow with many bends and curves, one must be extremely cautious while driving.