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How long in Munnar and Madurai

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How long in Munnar and Madurai

Travelling mid August.

Planning to go from Kochi to Munnar for one night and then move on to Madurai for three nights before heading towards Alleppy for a few days. Or should we plan two nights at each stop (Munnar and Madurai)? We are aware that it will be monsoon season but it's the only time we can travel.

Is it easy to find a driver and should this be booked in advance?

Welcome any advice - many thanks.

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1. Re: How long in Munnar and Madurai

Hi

minimum 3 days will be required to see munnar in a relaxed manner covering major spots.so i recommend to spend 2 nights each so that you can atleast get two full days for sight seeing

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Hi Sarah,

One night in Munnar is cutting it too short. Try spending two days at the very least in Munnar sector. If you have not booked a hotel yet, I suggest you book one of the many good ones in the Chinnakanal part of Munnar (about 21 km away from Munnar and right in the lap of nature).

Madurai should be a one day affair unless you are delving deep into the temple and palace there.

You are landing in Cochin airport (which is 100 Km away from Alleppey) and going to Munnar and then onto Madurai and then returning to Alleppey (distance should be about 320 Km via Kollam by cab). Any particular reason for going to Madurai and then coming to Alleppey?

From the airport, you can get a prepaid taxi to Munnar. Or you may ask the resort you are checking into to pick you up. The resort would be able to provide you with a good driver and vehicle for you trip.

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3. Re: How long in Munnar and Madurai

2 days in Munnar - there are several tea estates, trails and sight points, along with some nice waterfalls in and around

2 days in Madurai - It is a nice town, but essentially is a temple town, a day dedicated to visiting the temple (and it does take some time and multiple visits to take it all in), and another day to go around

Go through your resort in Munnar, they should be able to arrange. If you are adventurous, try a local bus!

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4. Re: How long in Munnar and Madurai

Hi Sarah,

You can find plenty of taxi service operators in Cochin. The point is, do to take special care in selecting a cab from reputed operators so that you can ensure an experienced, well behaved & family friendly driver for your trip. Investing some time in selecting your driver will make your trip a memorable one!

Cheers,

Arun

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5. Re: How long in Munnar and Madurai

Hi Sarah

From Munnar to Madurai, in a car takes 3.5hrs. No need 3 days in Madurai,One day or two days is enough.

Finding a driver is not a problem.

Thankyou Tomy

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6. Re: How long in Munnar and Madurai

Hi Sarah

From Munnar to Madurai, in a car takes 3.5hrs. No need 3 days in Madurai,One day or two days is enough.

Finding a driver is not a problem.

Thankyou Tomy

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7. Re: How long in Munnar and Madurai

Many thanks for info. Will only stay two days in Madurai then. How long does it take from Madurai to Alleppy?

Sarah

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8. Re: How long in Munnar and Madurai

Thank you for your advice. Munnar needs more than one night.

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9. Re: How long in Munnar and Madurai

Hello Sarah,

Madurai to Alleppey would take approx 7 hours by CAB

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10. Re: How long in Munnar and Madurai

try to have 2 night at Munnar

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