Munnar is one of the popular tourist destinations in Kerala. It is a popular hill station and is visited by lots of tourists from different parts of the country. If you are looking to make a train trip from Jaipur to Munnar, you need to be well prepared. Jaipur and Munnar are located quite far from each other and so travelers need to be aware of the different train services that are available and plan accordingly. Train travel in India is one of the popular forms of transportation in the country. There are four huge network divisions of the railway system in India.
Munnar does not have a hill station on its own and so there are no direct train services to the town. The two main railway stations from where you can go to Munnar are Ernakulam and Aluva. From there you need to travel to Munnar by road. Car and bus services are available between these cities and Munnar. Bus services are quite comfortable. Alternatively you can come down to Kochi and take a bus from there to Munnar. On an average it takes around 4 hours to travel from these cities to Munnar through these buses or cars.
The nearest railway station to Munnar is Udumalaipettai. However, no long distance trains stop at this station. From Jaipur, you can come to Kochi or Ernakulam through train and then start your journey to Munnar. It takes around a day and half to travel from Jaipur to these cities in Kerala. Some of the popular trains that ply between these cities are Maru Sagar Express and so on. The Maru Sagar Express is a superfast train and is quite popular among passengers. You can easily book a ticket in this train by logging on to the IRCTC site.
Trains in India are quite comfortable. Based on your budget, you can buy the ticket online in different classes. The most comfortable among them is the AC first class. All the coaches are modern and air-conditioned, and you get supply of food and mineral water. It has comfortable reclining seats with foot-rests and comfy sleeping berths.
The Munnar hotels play an important role in enhancing the charm of the town. The hotels provide excellent accommodation in the place. There are a variety of hotels in Munnar. They range from luxury and 4 star hotels to budget hotels. All the hotels offer excellent lodging facilities to both tourists and corporate travelers