Essential Munnar Tourist Information
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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.
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.
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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Gupta's 6 days trip to MunnarBest comfortable services provided by Godwin ....all arrangements as per our expectations and the houseboat experience is awesome so I am suggesting to everyone to go with Godwin...
Mintyshrishrimal's 6 days trip to MunnarPoor communication between cab driver and travel agent...on last day hotel of eternary changed without informing US.....that caused a lot of waste of time...that was disgusting...i Will NOT suggest this travel agent TO anyone...
Samruddhi's 7 days trip to MunnarWell lets start talking about our trip... I will give 1 star for travel agent Travel vichar I approached travel triangle they send me 2 quotation/iternary from travel vichar & Jones travel agency from which I selected to go further with travel vichar.. Cordinated with Ankur singh who was our travel advisor from travel vichar he explained me everything well about payment and iternary he booked everything well for us and customised our package that he did very well bt after that he just called for 3 installments of payment once your payment is done he didn't called me once also to know whether my journey is going good or not he just shared vouchers didn't even shared number of driver I started my trip on 16th jan bt till then he didn't contacted me 1 day prior Or given me driver number that driver called me on 15 th jan to know our hotels name I have to ask qst to our advisor Mr. Ankur singh is your job is just to take bookings and collect payments or to ask your guests is your journey good do u have any problem throughout journey 1day prior you should call and give details in fact I tried calling him and send whatsApp msgs as well which he replied after 2 days then I called travel triangle &told about this thing that you guys are least concerned I m supposed to start my journey tomorrow I didn't received driver number yet.. So I reqst you don't book through travel vichar All hotels were good expect for houseboat.. 1) In munnar blue haze hotel was good, only stay and breakfast was good we ordered for dinner chicken curry and paratha which was ok ok. 2)In thekkady Periyar nest resort stay & breakfast was good only negative thing is it's far away from market area 3)in Kovalam Ocean bay ayurvedic resort hotels rooms was very good with limited breakfast 4)In Allepey we were provided with B 4 U boat house which was was too small and narrow can't event stand properly it was too much congested bt food made by chef was very much tasty the travel triangle adviser assigned to me went out of reach and switched off her mobile which was very unprofessional behaviour and I didn't expected this from travel triangle. Poor assistance from travel triangle. Cab driver Anas was a fun. A good driver indeed plays an important role in any trip and he did it very well for us.I must say driver Anas assigned to us was extremely humble, helpful, and easy going .if you are going for South trip will definitely Say take Cab diver Anas and plan it will be a memorable trip for you all 5 stars for him
Manikant's 6 days trip to MunnarOverall the trip was good. The hotels were clean and tidy. howvever Veetee mid town was 30 KMS far from Munnar. Hotels in Munnar would have ben a better choice. Thanks Rizwan for wonderful trip plan. The real issue I faced in houseboat with a extra bed. The space was little less in the room to put in extra bed. Overall trip was good and arrangement made by agent was good. My Suggestion to be sure of what and where you want the hotels (3 star , 4 star or 5 star). Houseboat should be min premium. Deluxe houseboats may be not comfortable for all. I took premium and it was good. Make sure to have enough rooms in houseboat rather than extra beds in it.
Rgkolge's 5 days trip to MunnarBoth the Properties/Hotels were very Good. Good Service and Food. Diver has not guided properly due to which we miss few of our Good Itenary. Resort at Munaar.(Value for Money) Tea Plantation area.
Prajapatirahul's 4 days trip to MunnarHotel and private boat can be improve more. Boat was not clean, however every one is cooperative. Every place was good, we enjoy.
Rahul's 6 days trip to MunnarAgent was helpful in deciding itinerary. All items in itinerary met their expectations quit well except the experience in hotel grand valley munnar tough it was discussed earlier that the hotel is new and it may lack in amenities. I just suggest not to go for grand valley munnar as it lacks in amenities. Namaskaram travels did a great job and it's agent vinit was very helpful. The travel triangle adviser assigned to me went out of reach and switched off her mobile which was very unprofessional behaviour and I didn't expected this from travel triangle. Poor assistance from travel triangle. Cab driver girish from hira travels was a fun. A good driver indeed plays an important role in any trip and he does it very well.
Sathyaseelan's 3 days trip to MunnarOverall the experience is just memorable, not an extra ordinary thing to boast about.
Preethi's 7 days trip to MunnarVery good site to connect with travel agents who are ready to customize your trip and suggest good alternatives. I am satisfied with the experience.
Kapil's 6 days trip to MunnarMy Kerala Trip was just awesome. We had Great time there. Hotels were okey. The Few Hotels serviced poorly. There was power cut and Hotel was not maintained clean in munnar. Resort at Thekkedy was isolated and unoccupied. Travel agent shifted us to different hotel on demand. HouseBoat was just awesome. Food made on Houseboat was tasty. Staff was also cooperative. Our Transfer Journey was so enjoyable that we never got tired. Cab staff guided us at all the time, gave us all info about places we visited right from day1. We enjoyed Maximum.
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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.
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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