Best Time to Visit Munnar
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Weather in Munnar
Tue, Nov 24 2020
20.53ºC | 13.51ºC
Clouds in morning , evening and night and rain in afternoon
Wed, Nov 25 2020
18.12ºC | 12.89ºC
Rain from morning to night
Thu, Nov 26 2020
15.74ºC | 12.7ºC
Rain in morning , afternoon and evening and clouds in night
Fri, Nov 27 2020
21.02ºC | 12.35ºC
Rain in morning , afternoon and evening and clouds in night
Sat, Nov 28 2020
21.69ºC | 12.09ºC
Rain in morning , afternoon and evening and clear in night
Sun, Nov 29 2020
12.64ºC | 12.64ºC
Clear from morning to night
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:
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.
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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Vijay's 5 days trip to MunnarMr. Vikas is always available over phone throughout our trip in spite of poor network Local partner is not upto the mark... As this is our first trip with tours & travels I would like to highlight few points Places visited during our trip: Cochin-Guruvayur-Munnar-Alleppey-Cochin No .of days: 5 days-4 Nights Pros - In current COVID-19 scenario, its safe to travel by your own private cab - Helps you to cover more places* ( *Note: Driver should be also on same page with you for this) - Able to halt at few places on route for capturing the scenic views of location - You always have a person who is familiar with routes, language and places - We even covered few tourist activities which we might have missed if we go without tours & travels Cons - The Driver is not so rigid, so we not able to cover places based on itinerary shared. - We had spent addition money for autos, bike rentals as we the driver is rigid to take us around the city and we want to explore more in available time. Overall Rating: Tours & travels: 3/5 Local partner (driver): 2.5/5 coverage based on itinerary: 3/5 Value for money: 3/5
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Chetan's 3 days trip to Munnar. Munnar was good. Activities like kathakali etc. were interesting to watch.
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Shivangi's 4 days trip to MunnarTrip was awesome no doubt we've enjoyed it alot. Still wants to share some hotel trip experience -: 1-The first hotel wasn't satisfied (Dew Drops) at Munnar. As we want a hotel/resort with tea garden view/farm view but the hotel isn't that promising much. There is a damp smell in the room,food isn't that much good,water problem is there, even some of the staff aren't helpful too. 2- The second hotel ( Arcadia Regency)at Alleppey is quite good. As it is in the main city, food was okay but prices is little bit Higher,room is also good. 3- The cab driver which is provide by your end Mr.Abu,he is quite good, helpful and cooperative too,he didn't speak hindi but yes he do understand hindi. 4-The boat riding at Alleppey was Higher, we didn't expect that much. 5- We have done the Jeep Safari as well,that was not in the trIp still we did it. In total we ignored some things which was not expected and enjoyed our trip.
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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
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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