Here are some quick facts and things to do in Munnar in July, Read on to find out more!
Munnar Weather in July
Average Daily Temperature: Around 24 and 34 degrees Celsius
Average Rainfall: 583 mm
Humidity Levels: Average 86%
Places to Visit and Things to DoMunnar 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 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
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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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
- Remember to carry an umbrella, raincoat and rain gloves to protect yourself from the showers.
- You can also rent boots here if you want extra protection of your feet. Or you can also carry your own.
- Since you are travelling, do not forget to carry a small first aid kit.