The destination in Irfan Khan movie Life of Pi and Shah Rukhan movie Chennai Express

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The tea estates of Munnar is beautiful . No wonder it attracts tourists and film makers every year. It is aptly called Kashmir of South India. The Ang Lee movie Life of Pi staring Irfan Khan and Shah Rukh Khan movie Chennai Express were shot in this tourist destination. Some of the movie shot Munnar includes:

  1. Life of Pi
  2. Chennai Express
  3. Nishabd
  4. Mistress of Spices
  5. Raavan
  6. Dil Se
  7. Chidambaram

Location: Kerala, India

Destination type : Leisure destination

History of Munnar

  1. The Muthuvan tribal community were the earliest residents of Munnar.
  2. On 8th November , 1817 Ward and his assistant Lt Eyre Connor established at Munnar
  3. North Travancore Land Planting & Agricultural Society formed in 1879 started the cultivation of crops, including coffee, cardamom, cinchona and sisal in various parts of the Munnar
  4. Eravikulam-Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary was declared by the government of Kerala declared the in 1975 to protect the habitat of the endangered Nilgiri tahr.
  5. It became a National Park in 1978.

Activities for tourists at Munnar

  1. Enjoy the beauty of Munnar tea estates where the song ” Kashmir Main…Tu Kanyakumari from the movie Chennai Express and Life of Pi was shot
  2. Visit Devikulam where the scene ” father’s jeep going to water” in the movie chennai Epress was shot
  3. Visit Kolukkumalai where the song “Titli” from movie Chennai Express was picturised
  4. Visit Mattupetty where Smita Patil Nationa Ward winning movie “Chidambaram” was shot
  5. Visit Meesapulimala which was part of Dulqar Salman movie “Charlie”

How to reach there


Cochin International airport 103 kms away is the nearest airport. It is connected to International destinations like :

  1. Dubai
  2. Kuala Lumpur
  3. Singapore
  4. Sharjah
  5. Colombo etc

It is also connected to domestic destinations in India like :

  1. New Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Bangalore
  4. Chennai etc


Aluva railway station 105 kms away is the nearest major railway station. It has trains to Indian cities like:

  1. New Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Bangalore
  4. Chennai
  5. Hyderabad etc


Best time to visit Munnar are winter months November to February

Season Average temperature
Winter season (November to February) 5°C to 21°C
Summer season (March to May) 15°C to 253°C

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Thekkady ( 85 kms away)
  2. Cochin (Kochi) (125 kms away)
  3. Valparai (153 kms away)
  4. Vagamon ( 94 kms away)
  5. Kodaikanal (166 kms away)

Some hotels in Munnar with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Swiss Garden


Green Trees Munnar

Natura Inn

Willow Hill Leisure Home 

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