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Munnar Hill Station

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Tourism in Munnar

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Best time to visit
Sep - May
Ideal Duration
5-6 Days
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Rs. 2,500
  • Family Trip
  • Trekking
  • Hill Station

Weather in Munnar

Fri, Jun 25 2021

22.42ºC | 14.19ºC

Clouds in morning , afternoon and night and rain in evening

77.43% Humidity

Sat, Jun 26 2021

22.34ºC | 13.81ºC

Clouds in morning and night and rain from afternoon to evening

76.75% Humidity

Sun, Jun 27 2021

21.46ºC | 13.64ºC

Rain in morning , afternoon and evening and clouds in night

82.63% Humidity

Mon, Jun 28 2021

20.55ºC | 13.75ºC

Rain in morning , afternoon and evening and clouds in night

88.25% Humidity

Tue, Jun 29 2021

20.16ºC | 14.59ºC

Rain from morning to night

89.0% Humidity

Wed, Jun 30 2021

15.1ºC | 15.1ºC

Clouds from morning to night

97.0% Humidity

Best Time To Visit Munnar

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

The best time to visit Munnar would be autumn from September to November and winters from December to March when the weather is really pleasant. One can witness the blooming of Neelakurinji in the autumn months and in winters, one can enjoy adventures like trekking and rock climbing very comfortably. The temperature during these months ranges from 20°C to 32°C. Monsoon season could be an ideal time to visit Munnar for those who want to witness the lush green valleys.

Munnar sees the highest number of travelers from September to March when the weather in the hill station is most pleasant and ideal for activities like photography, adventures, camping etc. One gets to enjoy the famous Attukal Pongala festival in the month of February. 

Monsoon season begins in the month of June and continues till September. This is not the best time to visit Munnar as the rainfall is quite high but Munnar turns out to be a pleasing and enchanting place due to the lush green valleys and tea estates. It is a good time for a staycation in Munnar for a peaceful vacation. 

Munnar is a welcome escape from the scorching summer sun and is perfect for couples, families and solo travelers as well. The Munnar weather in December is great for honeymooners. In fact, it is the best time to visit Ooty and Munnar. 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.

Let's find out the month-wise segregation of weather in Munnar for travel:

December - February(20°C to 32°C):

The period of winter months is the best time to visit Munnar. With pleasant weather and a drop to mercury level, the region offers enchanting views to its visitors.

It is the best time to indulge in some adventure activities, like: trekking, rappelling, rock climbing and more.

March - May(23°C to 38°C):

With the month of March, there arrives the summer season. As the region also experiences mild showers this time, choose to flock to this hill station for enticing views of the sloshing waterfalls and sparkling streams.

It is a perfect time to go sightseeing and visiting Tea Museums.

June - September(23°C to 35°C):

Though the monsoon season starting from June is often advised to avoid a visit to Munnar, this can be a good time to cherish a quiet holiday amidst the freshness of nature.

As hotels offer huge discounts, this can be a good time for a budget tour.

October - November(22°C to 34°C):

Cherish the surreal phenomenon of nature while making a visit to Munnar during this period. Is is recommended to visit the surroundings as the dusk falls for some enticing views.  

This is also the blooming season of Neelakurinji flowers. And, as the Neelakurinji flowers bloom in every 12 years, it makes this period even more special for a visit to Munnar.

Festivals Celebrated in Munnar

If you want to get acquainted with the culture and traditions of Munnar, then the best way is to take part in its festivities. Festivals in Munnar are celebrated with great pomp and show and it is really incredible experience to be a part of these festivals along with the local people of Munnar. Some of the major festivals celebrated in Munnar are given below:

Onam

This is the most popular festival celebrated in Munnar during August and September. If you happen to be in Munnar during this time of the year, then it is highly recommended to take part in the festivities where you will get to know about the culture, rituals, and traditions of the people of Munnar.

Nehru Trophy Boat Race

The starting point of this boat race is the Punnamada Lake and it is celebrated on the second Saturday of August every year. The whole aura is filled with vibrant celebrations. Traditional dances are also performed before the beginning of the race. The boats are colorfully decorated and festivities last throughout the day.

Thrissur Pooram Festival

This is a royal festival wherein more than thirty elephants walk through the streets in colorful costumes showcasing the symbolic royal objects. The parade is a treat for the eyes to see.  The Thrissur Pooram festival is celebrated in the month of May.

Attukal Pongala

This festival is exclusively celebrated by the women of Munnar wherein all the women go to the temple and offer a pudding cooked by them to the deity of the temple. The whole aura during this time is pleasant and soothing.

Climate in Munnar

Summer Season in Munnar

This Kashmir of South India gets slightly warm during the summer season from March to June. Though, you will not have to face the grueling heat of summer here and carry light cotton clothes with you. Towards the end of June it starts to rain as well, covering the entire area in the mist.

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, in fact, comes alive and Top Station in Munnar weather is bathed in a lush green hue. Remember to carry along an umbrella and a raincoat if you are visiting this region during the monsoons.

Winter Season in Munnar

The winter season starts from December and continues till February. 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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    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

    Is one day enough for Munnar?

    Munnar is home to so many attractions that one day is not ideal for a trip to Munnar. A tour of at least 2 days will let you explore Munnar at its best.

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