Munnar in July - Temperature, Things to Do and Places to Visit

Munnar is known as the epitome of natural beauty owing to its picturesque lakes, resplendent hills and verdant green meadows. The first showers of the monsoons make the place come even more alive with bright green hues. The waterfalls gush down with all the more vigour and zest and the hills sway with lush green trees. Although any time of the year is considered the best time to visit the hill station, the month of July is considered especially ideal when you can escape the city heat and chaos to come here to relax and rejuvenate amidst bounteous nature.

Here are some quick facts and things to do in Munnar in July, Read on to find out more!

Weather in Munnar in July at Glance

Average Daily Temperature in Munnar in July: Around 24 and 34 degrees Celsius
Average Rainfall: July witnesses heavy monsoon showers with an average rainfall of 300-350 mm. It's one of the wettest months in Munnar.
Cloud Cover: Munnar remains predominantly cloudy in July. Overcast skies with occasional clear patches are common.
Sunrise and Sunset: Sunrise usually occurs around 6:15 AM, and sunset is close to 6:30 PM.
Humidity: With the onset of monsoon, humidity is on the higher side, usually ranging between 75% to 90%.
Windy Conditions: July experiences moderate winds, averaging around 10-15 km/h.

Is July a Good Time to Visit Munnar?

Yes and no, depending on what you seek. July marks the onset of monsoons in Munnar. This means occasional heavy downpours, cooler temperatures, and mist-covered landscapes. If you're someone who finds joy in the pitter-patter of rain and loves the idea of sipping on a warm beverage while overlooking a rain-washed vista, Munnar in July is perfect for you. However, if you're not a fan of the rain and dampness, you might want to reconsider.

Things to Do & Experiences in Munnar in July

Munnar has several attractions and activities to occupy you while you are here on your adventures. The rains only add to the fun experience. Have a look at the best places to visit and best things to do while you are here. 

1. Get a Photo Shoot Done at the Picture Perfect Photo Point

Photo Point

Photo Point is a major attraction that is nestled in the folds of the scintillating Nilgiri Hills. The spot falls on the way to Mattupetty Dam and Top Station and is majorly known for its picturesque beauty and looks like a slice of heaven sent down to earth. A lot of tourists tend to take pictures here owing to the natural beauty. These days some props and artificial photo booths have also been set up to add to the experience of the tourists.

Address: SH18, Kannan Devan Hills, Munnar
Timings: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

2. Admire the View from the Pothamedu View Point

Pothamedu Point

Like the name suggests, Pothamedu View Point is a popular tourist attraction and a famous vantage point in Munnar. The place brightens up in monsoons because the rains give rise to a whole lot of new trees and greenery. The view point offers beautiful views of the valley below and of the hills in the backdrop. Besides, on clear days, you can also have a brilliant view of the Muthirapuzha river and Idukki Arch Dam. 

3. Enjoy a Boat Ride at the Picturesque Kundala Lake

Kundala Lake

Kundala Lake is another major attraction in Munnar. Here the tourists come to enjoy a boat ride, celebrate a picnic and more. In July, during the monsoons, the lake looks even more surreal when the cherry blossom plants blossom here. These plants bloom only twice a year and they add to the charm and the beauty of the lake. Enjoying a boat ride is one of the most popular things to do at the lake, especially during July.

4. Go on an Elephant Safari at the Carmelagiri Park

Carmelagiri Park

Carmelagiri Park is an important attraction in Munnar. Surrounded by dense woods and backed by pleasant green meadows and resplendent tea gardens, the highlight of the park is an elephant safari. While you can come here to watch these elephants doing their mundane activities, you can also choose to take a ride on them. What can make it better? Yes, generous showers of rain. To go on a safari, with tipping tapping rain in a foggy misty atmosphere is worth remembering.

Address: Mattupetty Road, Munnar, Kannan Devan Hills
Tickets: INR 400, Duration: 15 min
Timings: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

5. Soak in Bounteous Nature at Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park is blessed with a flourishing wildlife- flora, fauna and avifauna. And the gentle showers of rain in July makes the place even more ravishing and beautiful to explore. This is also the place of the rare Neelakurinji flowers that bloom once in 12 years so you should not miss it even if you get a chance. You can also scale the Anamudi Peak here.

Address: The Wildlife Warden Munnar PO
Timings: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tickets: Indians - INR 65, Foreigners - INR 245

6. Visit the Heart Shaped Lockhart Gap

Lockhart Gap

Lockhart Gap is a vantage point that is known for the heart shape gap that is naturally made by the gap in between two mountains. The vantage point is situated around 12 - 13 km away from Munnar and is especially popular among backpackers and trekkers. The place falls midway between Mattupetty and is best visited during monsoons.

Address: Munnar-Madurai National highway, Mattupetti, Kerala

7. Get Drenched at the Beautiful Mattupetty Dam

Mattupetty Dam

Situated at a distance of 13 km from the main town of Munnar, Mattupetty Dam is a man made dam that was originally constructed for water preservation but has lately turned into an attraction. The dam has a towering height of 1700 m and offers a fascinating view of the surroundings and the panoramic landscapes.Here you can enjoy boat rides and horse rides among other things.

8. Admire the Enchanting Attukal Waterfalls

Attukal Waterfall

Attukal Waterfalls is a mesmerizing waterfall where you can head off to for some quietude and serenity. The gushing waterfall presents a beautiful picture and also forms a pool at the base where you can indulge in swimming and other activities. Here you can also try trekking and hiking. 

9. Celebrate a Picnic at the Lakkom Waterfalls

Lakkom Waterfalls

Lakkom Waterfalls is one of the hidden secrets of Munnar that shares its borders with the popular Eravikulam National Park. You can visit here with a basket of food to celebrate a little picnic. Surrounded by dense green woods, the place comes alive in monsoons. All you can see is lush greenery and cascading crystal clear water all around.

10. Relax in the Serenity of Chinnakanal Waterfalls

Chinnakanal Waterfall

Chinnakanal Waterfall is another in the list of mesmerising waterfalls in Munnar. The cascading water is a visual delight which is very clear and tinkers down with gusto. Needless to say, the spot boasts of utter peace and tranquility and is the best place to go to when you want to escape the chaos and hustle bustle of life.

Tips and Things to Keep in Mind

  1. Remember to carry an umbrella, raincoat and rain gloves to protect yourself from the showers.
  2. You can also rent boots here if you want extra protection of your feet. Or you can also carry your own.
  3. Since you are travelling, do not forget to carry a small first aid kit. 
So what are you waiting for, when the gorgeous ambiance and the pleasant weather is waiting for you in Munnar. Although the place experiences a large tourist influx all through the year but still the most ideal and the most scintillating time is in July when the entire valley comes alive with beautiful colours. Do remember to check the weather forecast before you travel. Let us know about your experience in the comment section below!

This post was published by Aqsa Aleem

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