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Best Season to Visit Munnar

October to March is Best Season to Visit Munnar

Tucked away in tropical Kerala, Munnar is blessed with salubrious climate throughout the year. Munnar is a perfect place to escape the scorching heat of summer when the temperature remains between 19 to 35 degrees. It is an excellent time to explore tea estates. Winters during December to February are cool and is suitable for trekking, rock climbing and rappelling. A lot of people avoid visiting Munnar in Monsoon as rains may hamper the local sightseeing around the town because of landslides. However, the rains clean off the dirt from the environment and give a whole new look to the endless green pastures of tea along with gurgling streams and waterfalls. It is a great time to visit for the nature lovers and shutterbugs as well as budget travellers as it is also off-season, so one can get heavy discounts on hotels.

Peak Season in Munnar

December to January & May to June is Peak Season in Munnar

March to May is the peak season in Munnar. Summer and winters are the busiest seasons in Munnar with high number of visitors heading to the region to spend their vacation. Hotels are also usually expensive during summer and advance booking at least a month ahead is suggested to plan a hassle free summer vacation in Munnar. September to November is also a good time to visit Munnar as it is the blooming season of Neelakurinji flowers. Munnar is the only dominant place where Neelakurinji flowers bloom profusely. What makes Neelakurinji so special is that it blooms in every 12 years, the last bloom was in 2018. The mist blankets covering the valley in the early morning along with the Neelakurinji flowers is nothing less than a piece of paradise.

Munnar Weather

Minimum Temperature in Munnar

5°C

Maximum Temperature in Munnar

28°C

Current Temperature in Munnar


Winter Season :

Winter hits Munnar from November and continues till February. The temperature can go as low as 10°C in winters. The winter months are by far the best time to visit Munnar since the weather is pleasant and is perfect for a vacation or a honeymoon. Moreover, this is also considered as an ideal time for trekking, rock climbing and rappelling here. Do carry woollens along as the evenings can get quite cold. Also, it is the blooming season of Neelakurinji flowers. Hotels are also usually expensive during this season and advance booking is mandatory.


Summer Season :

Summer season in Munnar starts from the month of March and lasts till the month of May. The average temperature in Munnar during this time is usually around 28°C and experiences pleasant weather. This is the busiest season in Munnar and a large number of tourists from different parts of South India heading to this beautiful destination to escape the scorching heat of the plains and to spend some quality time with their family and friends. Besides, summer is favorable for water games, long strolls, scenic drives, biking, hiking, camping and picnicking, etc. Hotels are also usually expensive during summer and advance booking at least a month ahead is suggested to plan a hassle-free summer vacation in Munnar.


Monsoon Season :

Monsoon months in Munnar are from June to September when the hill station receives an average of 533 mm rain. Munnar is at its beauty during monsoon and the area becomes lovely with streams and streamlets. Many people avoid visiting Munnar in Monsoon as heavy rains may hamper the local sightseeing around the town because of landslides. However, this is a great time to visit the hill station if you’re looking for a quiet vacation amidst endless green pastures of tea. It is also off-season, so accommodation is also cheaper.


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