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Best Time To Visit Munnar

DEC- FEB 10oC
MAR- MAY 27oC
JUN- SEP 18oC

Best Season to Visit Munnar

One of South India’s most prized possessions, for more than just its delicious tea, Munnar stays true to its pastoral charm. Rolling hills meet the gentle slopes of valleys in an ever-green union. Waterfalls, lakes and plantations add accents to nature’s pristine painting. No matter the time of year, Kerala’s hill station manages to entice travellers to come taste the serenity! And, why not? Be it winter, summer or monsoon, Munnar is equally beautiful and as thrilling. 

So, what is the best time to visit Munnar? When making this decision, there are a gamut of things to consider. For instance, are you searching for relaxation or adventure, romance or family time? More importantly, do you prefer the warmth or the cold? If you’re looking for some clarity and guidance, you’ve come to the right place. Thomas Cook has broken down each of Munnar’s seasons, with this easy and concise guide. Now, you can pick your best time to visit with ease! 

Take a look!

Peak Season – November to February

Shoulder Season – March to June 

Low Season – July to September

 

Travel Seasons

Min/Max Temperature

Season

March to June

23-36°C

Summer - Hot

July to September

23-34°C

Monsoon - Mid-high rainfall

November to February

10-28°C

Winter - Cold

 

 

 

 

Munnar in Summer (March to June)

Temperature – The air temperature during the season of summer fluctuates between 23°C and 36°C. 

Weather – Munnar during summer can be described as variable, yet pleasant. The climate can get quite warm during daytime, while evenings incline towards being chilly. With generally amicable temperatures, the atmosphere is mostly comfortable rendering it an apt time for sight-seeing and exploration. 

Significance – The exotic and rich region of Munnar sparkles during summer. One can truly immerse themselves in the destination’s history, culture, nature and recreation, seamlessly. Here are some of the recommended sites to visit during this time - Tea Museum, Blossom International Park, Echo Point, Mattupetty Dam and Chinnakanal Waterfall. 

Why you should visit now – There is something to be said about clear blue skies, warm amber sunshine and emerald pastures. Munnar takes on a dream like quality during the months of March to June. Plus, the region is ripe for adventure sports. From long strolls, to scenic drives, biking, hiking, camping and picnicking, there’s an endless list of exciting things to experience. 

Things to know before the visit – Summer is a popular time for people to flock to Munnar, as the town is particularly charming then. Take note of this fact when planning your trip. Make sure to book your accommodation in advance so that you don’t have any last-minute hassles. 

Tips – The summer months, although pleasant, can also fluctuate to periods of cold or warm. As such, pack full sleeve cotton t shirts and pants. Don’t forget to apply SPF 30+ Sunscreen, as you’ll be in closer proximity to the sun. You may also need to throw in a hat and some sunglasses. Lastly, ensure that you stay hydrated through the day and consume light meals.

 

Munnar in Monsoon (July to September)

Temperature – The air temperature during the season of monsoon fluctuates between 23°C and 34°C. 

Weather – The weather of Munnar in monsoon can be described as ethereal. The temperatures are pleasant, the climate is perfectly cool, and the air is fresh. Lush greens dot the landscape, while mist cloaks the atmosphere. This is the best season to visit Munnar if you’re looking to rendezvous with nature! 

Significance – Munnar, much like other regions in Kerala, transforms into a glistening green universe during the season of showers. Observe these stunning spots as they illuminate with the first drops of rain - Pothamedu Viewpoint, Kundala Lake, Carmelagiri Park, Eravikulum National Park and Lakkom Waterfalls. There is something quite spectacular about observing nature during this time! 

Why you should visit now – Munnar is synonymous with its exquisite hills, valleys, lakes, waterfalls and plantations. One must experience this natural beauty when it is at its freshest. And what better time is there, than the season of monsoon? From the very air to the sights, sounds and smells, the entire town comes to life. 

Things to know before the visit – Although the region is absolutely breath taking during this time, it is still deemed as the off season. As such, travel and accommodation will be more affordable, and one can optimise on great deals. Furthermore, there is a general sense of calm with fewer tourists. 

Tips – Always be monsoon ready! Which means, packing an umbrella, windcheater and rain proof footwear or gumboots. Adorn yourself in light clothing that is also durable. Keep those electronic gadgets safe, in the comfort of plastic bags, especially when out and about. Don’t forget to slap on some mosquito repellent; you won’t be sorry. Lastly, watch out for hygiene conditions, as rainwater puddles can stagnate and become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. 

Munnar in Winter (November to February)

Temperature – The air temperature during the season of winter generally fluctuates between 10°C and 28°C, although the elevated regions may occasionally drop down to sub-zero.

Weather – The climate of Munnar in winter is nothing short of magical. Although the temperatures fall to single digits, the atmosphere shines with a delicious crispness. The air is frosty, interspersed with fog and mist. The general climate is cosy and snuggle worthy! Some consider this to be the best climate to visit Munnar in. 

Significance – When the air is nippy and the landscapes are frost bitten, one can explore quaint and charming sites such as Lockhart Tea Factory, Old Train Station and Mount Carmel Church. There’s a lot of culture and history embedded into this little town. 

Why you should visit now – This spectacular town in Kerala is profoundly special during winter. Honeymooners, families and adventurers will discover that it has all the makings of a perfect holiday. Whether you choose to be out and about, in the bounty of nature, or confine yourself to a gorgeous home stay, the options are equally mesmerizing. 

Things to know before the visit – Winter wins the title of ‘peak tourist season’. During this time, millions of tourists, flood to the region. Crowds are larger, queues are longer and there is a palpable sense of busyness. As such, there is risk of accommodation and tour packages being booked out at lightning speed. Hence, make sure to plan your trip well before hand to avoid any hinderances.  

Tips – Due to its elevation, Munnar gets extremely cold in the winter. So, make sure to pack woollen sweaters, scarves, gloves, socks and a winter jacket. Invest in some thermals and vests too! Don’t forget to throw in a pair of durable shoes. It’s always good to carry moisturizer and lip balm during this season, as your skin might shrivel up or get dry.  

 

Are you ready for the mystique of Munnar? Head to Thomas Cook’s Munnar tour packages and get cracking! 

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