Munnar Hill Station

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Local language

Tourists visiting this hilly paradise should note that the local language of Munnar is Malayalam. Even Tamil is widely spoken throughout the length and breadth of this region. If you are not well-versed with either of these languages, there is no need to worry as most of the locals know English as well.

Food

Apart from picturesque landscapes and a pleasant climate, Munnar is also a food lover’s delight. You will love the food in Munnar as the local Kairali cuisine caters to every taste and palate. If you are a vegetarian, try the Kairali thali that comprises of a tender coconut kheer, vegetable pachadi (salad), mixed vegetable stir fry, puli enji, mixed vegetable thoran, rice with rasam and sambhar, among others, that are all served on a banana leaf.

If you enjoyed this thali, you will love the breakfast served here where you can savor umpteen dosa and idlis. Also, try idiyappam with vegetable stew, that is available in restaurants only before 10 am.

There are also a lot of options for non-vegetarians like Kerala style Malabar parotta and rice that are served with fish and meat. You can try delicacies like fish in Kerala curry that is available at the Mezbaan Hotel and the Silver Spoon restaurant. For a relaxed evening with good non-vegetarian food, go to the Thattu Kada, that opens at 6 pm in the evening and stays open till 1 am.<readmore>

Good news for chai lovers as there are plenty of cardamom tea plantations all around Munnar and you can sip on a piping hot cup of cardamom chai whilst touring this city.

Weather

Munnar is one of the most ideal locations in Kerala as it is situated 1600 meters above sea level. This means that the weather in Munnar is always pleasant, whether it be the summer, winter or monsoon season. The natural beauty and the refreshing mountain air make this an ideal holiday destination.

Summers last from March to June and the temperature fluctuates between 15 to 25 degrees Celsius. By the end of June, the monsoons start, leaving this entire hillside misty and cold. The weather keeps getting colder, reaching its peak in December and this is the beginning of winter. This winter season lasts till February. It can extremely cold with temperatures dipping as low as 5 degrees Celsius.

If you are planning a trip here, ideally the best time to visit Munnar would be from September to May. However, the favorable climate of Munnar makes it all year round holiday destination.

Fairs and festivals

Munnar is a land of many colorful festivities and one of the important festivals of Munnar is the Attukal Pongala. In this festival, all the womenfolk bake a pudding that is offered to the temple goddess, Attukal. Later on, the chief priest sprinkles holy water on the entire town to bless it.

Besides this, the Thrissur Pooram Festival is another momentous Munnar festival that is celebrated towards the end of May. In this festival, the mahouts and their elephants head out in the streets in a procession. These animals stand in royalty while the beats of the Panchavadyam can be heard. These beats are played on cymbals, conch, drums and the trumpet.

Other festivals of Munnar include the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race that is held on the second Saturday of August on the Punnamada lake. You will get to witness a colorful spectacle comprising of decorated boats and floats. There are separate races for women. Another important festival of Munnar is the 10-day harvest festival of Onam. This festival begins at the end of August and continues through September. Make sure you watch the snake boat races during this festival which are one of the liveliest boat races in this region.

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    Mohitmehra

    Delhi

    Mohitmehra's 4 days trip to Munnar

    It's a memorial jounry for my life....i dont forget those days whose spent with my family... In munnar...kavilyam retreat ..is tha best memories of my trip

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    Arun's 4 days trip to Munnar

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    Preethidev's 3 days trip to Munnar

    Booked my Kerala trip from Raisoone Travels, very good experience during the trip, houseboat, tree house in munnar and driver all were just perfect. Thanks for organizing such a nice trip in my budget.

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    Chalakudy

    Shalini's 2 days trip to Munnar

    Well organized and good follow .. driver was good in showing site seeing places .. and agent kuldeep did good job .. am happy

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    Chandrafhm

    Lucknow

    Chandrafhm's 6 days trip to Munnar

    Dear Kirti jee We are very happy and satisfied for your assistance throughout the tour programme. I also thank especially you, from our family members that planning our Kerala trip in well organised manner. Everything from staying to roaming was fabulous as you had committed to us. I would recommend our colleagues for choosing intimate4 for planning their tour to Kerala. Thank you

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    Sweetshweta

    Fazalpur

    Sweetshweta's 5 days trip to Munnar

    Our experience was good ..... Actually Hotel blossom was too far from the activities area .....travel time was too much thts the only issue during my trip to kerala

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    Thiva Kar

    Chennai

    Thiva's 5 days trip to Munnar

    Nothing is done as suggested from the start of the booking process. Promised is different and what I got was different. Houseboat wasn't the one I selected. Worst houseboat experience. No candle light dinner as promised. Overall worst experience. Didn't feel like am on honeymoon What? Nothing.......

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    Rakshshivkumar

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    Rakshshivkumar's 5 days trip to Munnar

    Everything was good.the driver Mr Rajeesh was amazing .he never missed any places and he was punctual and was a very good and perfect guide. The itinerary was designed perfectly. The house boat facilities was good. Hotels in munnar and thekady was good but could have been a little better but no regrets.overall the trip was amazing and was perfectly executed. I suggest everybody to opt rocking trips for any trip

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    Harinath Reddy

    Bengaluru

    Harinath's 3 days trip to Munnar

    Not lived upto expectations Waterfalls were really good

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    Biswaaa's 8 days trip to Munnar

    It was a nice experience travelling with Travel triangle and Sai Arha Holidays. Rupali ji guided throughout the trip regarding payment and bookings etc . Similarly Mr. Sunil and Disha ji guided well and planned a beautiful experience. All the hotels were nice and above my expectations except the Houseboat which was dirty and poorly maintained. I have informed this at that moment to Sai Arha holidays and Sunil ji they tried their best but atlast only regretted and we acquired 1 bad memory regarding houseboat experience. Leaving that i would also thank Sunil ji for planning the trip so nicely. The cab driver Mr. M. Sebil was an excellent man guided us very nicely. 5 star for him . 5 star to Sunil ji for trying to arrange everything. But 4 stars to Sai Arha holidays for that 1 bad experience in Allepy houseboat. Best memory was the stay in Dew Drops resort . Excellent view in the lap of nature with excellent staffs and service . A must stay for all. And not to forget the Kovalam beaches...

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    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.

    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.

     

    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.

    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.

    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 has again started receiving tourist footfall. Many hotels are accepting bookings. Moreover, common tourist roots are open for tourist activities. 

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