Munnar Hill Station

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Sep - May

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Munnar Travel Information

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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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    • Trip to Munnar

      Hi Pooja & Sonia, Here is my feedback on the 4days & 3 Night trip to kerala (Munnar & Kumarakom) from 14Aug 2019 to 17Aug 2019 organized by Trip Trello. Pros: Right from the enquiry stage, we have recieved excellent support from the Trip trello team - Shweta & Pooja. Payment process was smooth. Pooja called us every day to make sure that our trip is going as requested and there were no hiccupps. All process information was always sent to my email id. Cab related information was sent a day before with driver details. Driver Abhiram was on time to recieve us at the cochin airport. He made sure that we saw all the important places and went an extra mile to make us happy & comfortable. Kudos to him. The staff, service & food at Diamond hills resort and houseboat was excellent. Cons: Deluxe room at Diamond hill resort is not up to the mark. walls need fresh paint and Curtains need to be changed. Tree house was small & cozy but the hot water system in the bathroom & the lights over the wash basin need some repair as lights were flickering & hot water came intermittently. Bathroom in the houseboat also needs repair. Tap popped up open causing water to spread everywhere Water in the basin & toilet was very low. had to use extra water seperately. It was not comfortable. Also only one towel was provided to two persons. Sightseeing, Treehouse, houseboat
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      Vaibhav Sharma

      Hyderabad, 5 days ago

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      Hi Team, This mail is regarding the package which we took from travel triangle and I would like to start by thanking Namit from Kerala Expedition who helped us for our Kerala trip in the best possible way. We took 3 days 2 night package for group of 9 people for Allepey and Munnar. And I must say that the entire staff was very cooperative and kind be it the boat house staff, camp staff in Munnar or travel triangle staff. I would really give them 4/5 stars for their cooperative and helpful behavior. 1 point I deducted as there is always a scope for improvement
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      Khanna Chetna

      Delhi, 6 days ago

    • Trip to Munnar

      The trip was organised very well & everything in the package was covered. Munnar resort stay & Taxi services.
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      Jayasaravanan J

      Bengaluru, 6 days ago

    • Trip to Munnar

      Had a great trip, however was not happy with the stay at Alleppey Houseboat.... The request raised was for four star hotels, in Alleppey the house boat offered was a three star. Munnar, thekaddi were the place to visit.... We really enjoyed the trip.... It was awesome experience in thekaddi to know about the spices and plantation. Munnar is beautiful place for sightseeing.
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      Murali Royalenfield

      Hyderabad, 6 days ago

    • Trip to Munnar

      It was an excellent trip. One reason is obviously because of the driver Mr. Ashraf who was extremely nice in behavior and communication. He was punctual and very friendly. Rooms were very good in both Munnar and houseboat. Blue haze staff were also very good. House boat staff were also very helpfull. Though we could not visit few places as per the itenary, still it was a memorable trip.
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      Ritetopriyo

      Bangalore, 6 days ago

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      Our driver Bipin was excellent in guiding us throughout the journey. Resorts and houseboat we stayed were good too and well organized thanks for our coordinator Aftab. Munnar Jeep Safari was excellent
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      Vivek Nagavelli

      Hyderabad, 7 days ago

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      Amazing resort selection on Munnar Trip ! Mahesh is the go-to person if you're looking for a great hotel with specific requirements. Very smooth and absolutely no problems. Quite a memorable trip to Munnar, Kerala. The driver was also kind and showed us many more places than given on itinerary. Since it had rained too much in Kerala, we were afraid to go or not, but Mahesh was giving us the right updates and convinced us rain had receded and it was safe. It was truly safe- no heavy rains in fact lot os sunshine.
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      Aniruddh Naik

      Mumbai, 7 days ago

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      Dealing of travel guide need to be improved. Munnar trip was memorable. The cab driver, Mr Ajmal is polite & soft spoken person. We are satisfied with his driving and the services rendered by him. Thanks for nice travel arrangement made at a reasonable rate.
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      Bhanu Akanu

      Carmelaram, 8 days ago

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      Had a wonderful trip in kerala,we really liked d hotels,hotel staff,totally satisfied with d trip,whenever we had a problem, travel agent responded immediately,first time we planned a trip through online,we never faced any problem anywhere,thanq soo much for providing a memorable trip to kerala,worth for d amount what we have paid We liked d stay at munnar,really feels like in jungle,almost covered all d places,on 1st day we have missed some places bt dey covered on 3rd day,good hospitality at each n every place
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      Bharanisreekatumuri

      Kochi, 9 days ago

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      It was good service from travel agent entire tour package was worth for me. Raisoone Travels & Holidays services was good, would like to recommend to others. Munnar was awesome, Thekkady is not much recommended as only wildlife is there. Houseboat was super amazing experience with best services and yummy food on board. Our driver was polite and helped us as a guide. Munnar and Houseboat experience was best.
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      Gudivada Sai Lokesh

      Eluru, 12 days ago

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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

    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.

     

    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.

    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.

    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.

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