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Best time to Visit Munnar: Weather, Seasons & Places to Explore

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Kerala, often referred to as God’s Own Country, is the land of beauty & wonders. It offers a once in a lifetime experience to explore serene beaches, equable climate, peaceful backwaters, exotic wildlife & lush green hill stations. It is also one of the best way to relax as you enter a paradise where land, sky & sea come together in union to let you experience the calmness of nature.  There are many awe-inspiring places to visit here that hodophiles would love. Among the shiny stars of Kerala is the hill station of Munnar. Many travellers are eager to know about the best places to visit in Munnar and how the overall experience is.

This picturesque hill station of Kerala is all about the lush green forests, extensive tea plantations and a wide range of flora & fauna. Located in the Idduki district, it is spread over 187 sq. km and 1500 metres above sea level. It is one of the major tourist attractions known for its tea plantations. The lakes, mountains & valleys in Munnar provide you with one of the finest experiences in the essence of nature.  Munnar, also known as the “Kashmir of South India”, is the perfect choice for family vacations, trekkers, corporate holidays & romantic getaways by couples. One must check out Munnar holiday packages before planning a trip to this breathtaking place.

Owing to its pleasant climate, Munnar is considered an ideal holiday destination for every season. If you are thinking to book a holiday to Munnar, let’s look at the best time to visit based on different seasons: -

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1. Winters in Munnar

The winters here are very pleasant and it is one of the best seasons to visit Munnar. The best time to go to Munnar would be from October to November and from January to February. If you are lucky, you might come across the beauty of occasional rains that make the landscape of Munnar even more magnificent. December & January witness the pleasant charm of winter months with icy-cold winds. The temperatures can drop to five degrees Celsius during peak winters so carrying heavy woollen clothes & jackets is absolutely essential. If you are an adventure enthusiast, you can go trekking, hiking or mountain climbing in the surrounding hills. Hiking to the mountains & resting under the shade of stars would be an experience to remember for a lifetime. Peak winters in Munnar add to its pleasing views.

2. Summers in Munnar

Beat the heat of the summer season by planning a stay with your friends & family here. March marks the onset of the summer season in Munnar. At this time, the weather remains pleasant & the temperature ranges between 19 degrees Celsius and 35 degrees Celsius. During the day, the weather is warm but by evening, it can get a little chilly. When you travel to Munnar during summers, you would need to carry an umbrella for the common rain showers. The summer season here lasts from March to May.

For couples, summer is the best season to visit Munnar without being interrupted by extreme casualties of the weather; one can enjoy sightseeing here and take in some beautiful scenic views. Some of the best things to do in Munnar during the summer season include visiting the Tea Museums, Anamudi Peak & much more. If you are planning to visit Munnar in the months of April & May, you can be a part of the Thrissur Pooram festival which is an elephant procession celebrated every year with fireworks all through the night. Leave behind the city heat to indulge in an unforgettable experience during summers in Munnar.

3. Monsoon in Munnar

Munnar has its own beauty & charm during the monsoon season. If you love the hills during this time & love to soak in the natural aroma of wet soil, then this would be one of the best times to visit Munnar. The months of June to September welcome the rainy season with a misty look of Munnar.

During this time of the season, the weather in Munnar is usually cold. Throughout the monsoon season, you can enjoy huge discounts on hotel tariffs and explore Munnar without the rush of many tourists. Full bloomed gardens and splashing waterfalls make it even more alluring to visit Munnar during monsoon. Do not forget to carry your umbrella and a raincoat as you enjoy the lush green serene view of this beautiful hill station.  Sightseeing might get difficult during the months of June & July but you can still enjoy long drives through hilly roads & narrow forests and enjoy the divine rains.

Munnar attracts hordes of tourists every year. This beautiful town is known for its tea estates, but besides that, there are many amusing activities you can enjoy to absorb the immense beauty of this hill station. These include: -

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  1. Seek blessings at the famous Mount Carmel Church.
  2. Try local restaurants to try the appetizing Kerala
  3. To unwind in the art & culture of this cool green paradise, do stop by the Thirumeni Cultural Place.
  4. If you wish to explore the thick large forests, biosphere reserves & sanctuaries of Munnar, then do plan a visit to popular wildlife areas such as Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, and Eravikulam National Park.
  5. Cycling enthusiasts get a chance to experience the fun ride along the tea estates of Karnataka on their two wheelers. One can rent a cycle from popular rental services such as KDHP House in Idduki District & Gokulam Bike hire for just three hundred rupees per day.
  6. Mattupetty Dam & the lake are scenic spots of Munnar surrounded by tea plantations and gardens in the midst of nature. The dam area is popular for being a picnic spot and an ideal trekking spot.
  7. Munnar is no exception when it comes to its popular Ayurvedic therapies, including wellness treatment, and a rejuvenating spa as an incredible way to relax your body & mind. Some of the very popular spa centres to check out are the bliss mountain spa in Spice tree and the Mayura Ayurvedic centre.
  8. If you are a shopaholic, then Munnar local markets are highly recommended to buy flavoured tea, aromatic essential oils & much more.
  9. The most-visited place by the tourists is the Rose Gardens of Munnar where you find yourself surrounded by vibrant colours & fragrances. It’s one of the most delightful experiences here.
  10. Head out on a trek to a viewpoint that is very popular among trekkers & hikers. The Pothamedu viewpoint offers a panoramic view of Munnar.

Settled in the lap of Western Ghats, Munnar enthralls its tourists all around the year. That’s because all seasons are well-suited to travelling here. Take your pick and book a Munnar holiday package right away!

July 11, 2022

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We are an Indian travel company founded in 2013 and excel at domestic and international tour packages including guided group tours, specialty tours, customized holidays, corporate MICE travel, inbound travel and destination weddings.

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