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Best Time To Visit Munnar

Your perfect Munnar tourism guide designed as per the suggestions by millions of trusted travelers
Munnar Tourism

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Best time to visit:

Sep - May

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5-6 Days

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Weather in Munnar

Best Time To Visit Munnar

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

Munnar is a destination that can be visited at any time of the year as it has one of the most pleasant climates in Kerala. This hill station is a welcome escape from the scorching summer sun and is perfect for couples, families and solo travelers as well. The best time to visit Munnar would be from September to May when it is not extremely cold but still, what makes this picturesque hill town a preferred holiday destination is the fact that it is located 1600 meters above sea level. Thus the climate is cooler than most regions.

 

This is also the best season to visit in Munnar as you may also get to witness occasional rainfall and the whole region will be misty and cool which is perfect for a romantic escapade.

 

Thus, this nature’s paradise can be visited at any time of the year whether it be the summer, the winter or the monsoon season. One thing you must keep in mind while visiting here during the monsoons is to carry plenty of raincoats and also sprinkle your feet with salt to prevent leeches.<readmore>

 

In short, all the seasons have their own charm in this area- go on sightseeing and tea plantation tours in summers, enjoy the fun and adventurous treks during the winters and take short but exciting nature walks in the monsoons.  No matter what season you visit Munnar in, you will have a fun holiday among the natural beauty and charm of this hill station. So, pack your bags and get ready to enjoy an exciting holiday in this lush green land.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Climate in Munnar

Summer Season in Munnar

This Kashmir of South India gets slightly warm during the summer season from March to June. Visiting Munnar in summer is not a problem as the temperature stays between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius. You will not have to face the gruelling heat of summer here and carry light cotton clothes with you. Infact towards the end of June it starts to rain as well, covering the entire area in mist.

 

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Monsoon Season in Munnar

Once the rains start by the end of June, the monsoon season begins in full swing. Though most tourists avoid this hill station during this time, this is actually a good time to enjoy a holiday here. If you pay a visit to Munnar in the monsoon season, you will get good discounts on hotels and tour packages. The whole city infact comes alive, bathed in a lush green hue. Remember to carry along an umbrella and a raincoat if you are visiting this region during the monsoons.

 

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Winter Season in Munnar

The winter season starts from December and continues till February.  Tourists will love winter in Munnar as the temperature stays around 10 degrees Celsius. This is also the ideal time for those who love adventure sports like rappelling, rock climbing and trekking. You must remember to pack woolens when you visit this hill town in winters as it can get pretty cold.

 

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What is special about Munnar?

Home to extensive plantations of both tea and coffee, both the beverages and their local preparations are specialities of Munnar. Being a hill station, the weather is also something that makes Munnar quite special. Even in the summer months, Munnar's average high temperature is 26-28 degrees celsius. The Anamudi Peak which is near Munnar is also worth mentioning as it is the tallest peak in South India. The Eravikulam National Park is also home to the Nilgiri Tahir.

What activities can you do at Mattupetty Damn in Munnar?

Paddle Boating, speed boat ride, and horse riding are some of the activities you can do at Mattupetty Lake in Munnar. In the vicinity of the dam, tourists can visit the beautiful tea gardens that are a treat for nature lovers.

How much does staying in Munnar cost per day for a person?

There are rooms available from Rs.800 a night to Rs. 15,000 a night. Restaurants are plenty, mostly connected to hotels and serve various cuisines for roughly Rs. 200-300 per person for a meal. There are also cars available on rent for transport and cost anything between Rs. 600-2500 for half a day or the full day. At the very least, a day in Munnar would cost you Rs.1000-1500.

What is the best location to stay in Munnar?

As a lot of the attractions in Munnar are a little far from the main town, there is no specific ideal area to stay in Munnar. It is better to check according to the hotel that you are planning to stay in and get an idea of it's quality.

When is the best time to visit Munnar?

Munnar being a hill station, there is no bad time to visit really. Every season has it's own charm in the city. Though most people go in winter for trekking or in the summer to escape the heat, monsoon in Munnar is incredible as well. Heavy rains and lush greenery everywhere make it a beautiful experience. Monsoon is also the time when Munnar is the least crowded