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Munnar is known for its serene nature and beauty. One should definitely visit this place for its religious history based on Hinduism. Munnar has several temples and religious devotees that have celebrations for all their Gods and Goddesses. Temples adorn the beauty of Munnar with a lot of history, culture, and celebration. Countless devotees come to Munnar to worship and in a hope that their wishes will be fulfilled. These temples in Munnar have an account unbeatable in the land called God’s own country. To help you see the most beautiful temples out here, we have created a list of temples that you should definitely visit on your Munnar trip. The list showcases the significant temples of Munnar which are known for their history and religious legends.

Top Temples In Munnar

The list will help you navigate through the large number of temples and tales they hold. Visit these famous temples in Munnar to see the dedication and belief of devotees coming from all over the world.

1. Subramanaya Temple

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This temple is dedicated to Lord Subrahmanya, known as Sree Muruga, son of Lord Siva. The temple used to be primarily worshipped by the Muthuvan tribal community. The temple was once closed for a long time which left the temple in a bad state. It was later that the royal family of Travancore who renovated the premises as they use to visit the place often during the summers.
The temple is presently administered by Tamil Brahmans, who hold three poojas during the day. The morning Pooja is called “Usha Pooja,” noon pooja is called “Ucha Pooja” and the ‘Attazha pooja’ at twilight. The temple is also known throughout Munnar for its joy-full temple celebrations.

Best time to visit: During sunset
Timings: 6 AM – 8 PM
Entry fees: Free
The time required: 1- 2 hours


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2. Sree Ayyappa Temple

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Sree Ayyappa Temple is situated at Anachal, Munnar. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. The temple is also committed to Ganesh and Nagaraja and follows rituals similar to Sabarimala Shri Dharma Sastha Temple as both temples are dedicated Lord Ayyappa temple.

The first festival hosted is known as Kodiyettam. The festival is celebrated over six days.

Timings: 4 AM – 8 PM (Closed on Saturday & Sunday)
Entry fees: No entry fees
The time required: 1 hour

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3. Santhigiri Sree Maheswari Temple

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Dedicated to Lord Siva, it is situated at Santhigiri at the center of Adimali town, Munnar.
The temple celebrates a festival that lasts for five days — every year. The annual festival ends with the last day “Sivarathri,” which is considered the most auspicious day for worship.

Entry fees: No entry fees

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4. Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

Attukal Bhagavathy Temple in Munnar

This temple is located at Attukal, 2 km away from the city. It is dedicated to the Attukal Bhagavathy, and ‘Pongala’ is the favorite offering of the Goddess. The temple is often nicknamed as the Sabarimala of the Women. The Goddess is worshipped as the Supreme Mother. Kerala and Tamil styles of architecture influence the temple architecture.

Entry fees: No entry fee
The time required: 1- 2 hours

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Best time to visit: Mornings
Timings: 6AM – 12PM, 4PM – 8PM
Entry fees: No entry fee
The time required: 1 hour

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Best Weather To Visit Munnar

Weather does play a very important role in planning a vacation. The weather in Munnar is often pleasant hence it is one of the most visited places in South India. Know more about the weather:

  • Summers (March April – June)

Though the weather is a little warm, one can still visit Munnar for a pilgrim during this season. The weather remains between 19 to 35 degrees, and drizzle is very common in these hill stations. It is an excellent time to visit the temples and to surround tea estates. The summers are considered to be escape season for everyone who visits Munnar as the pleasant summer makes it an excellent vacation spot.

  • Winters (September to February)

It is good weather for visiting and is considered the best time to visit Munnar because of pleasant weather. This is the top peak season with the inflow of both foreign and domestic customers Munnar, which means bookings have to be done months ahead for a simple stay, even if it means visiting the temples as a pilgrim.

  • Monsoon season (July and August)

Munnar experiences heavy rainfall, and hence, we suggest avoiding this period. Monsoon also means landslides in Munnar, and this can cause significant accidents. On the bright side, though, the rains are known to freshen the green atmosphere in Munnar and are worth a view. It is a great time to visit for those who love nature and for those in the hope of taking pictures of temples and life. It was not the peak season makes accommodation cheaper and easy bookings accessible for all.

  • Autumn (September – November)

September to November is considered an excellent time to visit Munnar as the weather is dry, yet pleasant and breezy. It is also the blooming season of Neelakurinji flowers, which only grow in Munnar. The chances though of one witnessing the bloom is also rare as these flowers bloom once in 12 years. The mist of Munnar wraps the flowers and showcases a paradise of beauty that can only be visited during this season. This is also one of the peak seasons, and early reservations are definitely recommended.

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Things To Note While Visiting The Temples:

  • Do ask the authorities if photography is permitted within the temple ground before taking any pictures.
  • Ensure that bookings are made ahead in time for a smooth trip.
  • Carry food and water with you. The number of marts or grocery stores is limited.
  • Also, be ready to walk a lot and wear comfortable walking shoes. The area has easy access to public transport, but the temples are on hills and mountain spots.
  • Always carry an umbrella and a sweater, its pretty cold in Munnar throughout the year.

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All the temples in Munnar are absolutely amazing and are a must-visit. Each one of them is very popular and has hundreds of pilgrims visiting them. If seeking blessings is something that you want to do then wait not and plan your trip to Munnar with TravelTriangle and get ready for a trip to Munnar’s best.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Temples In Munnar

What’s the peak season to visit Munnar?

September to February ( Winter season)

Which is the best way to reach Munnar?

Train and air are the best ways to reach Munnar for a pilgrim

Is photography allowed in temples?

The temple authorities would decide on it, and one should definitely get permission to do so

Should one, as a woman, have entry to all the temples?

Yes, the government has given access to a woman to all temple premises

What is the best time to visit a temple?

The temples all have different timings, and one should accordingly choose which is the best time to visit the temple.

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