Best Time To Visit Coonoor

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October to March (the winter season) is the best time to visit Coonoor when the climate stays mostly cold and pleasant. This time of the year also draws nature lovers and adventure buffs. Summers occur between March and June and offer a pleasant getaway from the scorching heat. It is also the peak season. The picturesque surroundings and lush greenery is quite a treat to the eyes when most regions in the country are experiencing a hot and dry climate. Monsoons are also considered an excellent time to visit Coonoor, i.e. between July and September. The region does not receive heavy rainfall, but the consistent light showers may cause hindrance if one is not a monsoon lover.

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Monthly Weather in Coonoor

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 22°/ 11° 7 days
February 23°/ 12° 4 days
March 25°/ 13° 13 days
April 26°/ 15° 14 days
May 27°/ 17° 28 days
June 25°/ 16° 18 days
July 23°/ 15° 19 days
August 22°/ 15° 25 days
September 23°/ 14° 27 days
October 22°/ 14° 31 days
November 22°/ 13° 23 days
December 21°/ 12° 12 days

Coonoor in Winter (November - February)

Though the temperature in Coonoor is more or less constant throughout the year, the months of November to February see the mercury dropping when the maximum temperature hovers around 17°C, while the lowest stays around 8°C. Out of these, December and January are the coldest months in Coonoor. The forests are a treat to the eyes during this time as the monsoons have just ended and transformed the terrain into a dense green paradise. The atmosphere remains cold but perfect for exploring and enjoying the town and its attractions. One may choose to visit Tea Estate, the markets, the religious and rejuvenating centres. The Wellington Golf Course can be a pleasant experience too in this season. Coonoor is also famous for several trekking expeditions that usually start from the town. These expeditions also attract quite a decent number of visitors every year. If visiting in January, one may want to attend the famous Tea and Tourism Festival to try and purchase the best tea in the region.

Coonoor in Monsoon (June - October )

Monsoons in Coonoor officially begin in July and last till September. But the town receives intermittent rainfall almost all through the year. This season, however, is perfect for those who wish to escape the torrential downpours in other regions. Here, the rains come in small spells transforming the hill station into an enchanting place. The temperature hovers around 22°C, and the most rainfall is received in September and October. Rain gear is required, without a doubt, but tourists can make the most of their trip even in this season. The skies almost always remain cloudy and the weather foggy, giving it a mystical atmosphere. Shopping might not be as enjoyable as it is in the other seasons, but the other attractions like the Law?s Falls, Dolphin?s Nose, Tea Estate, Ralia Dam etc. are worth a visit.

Coonoor in Summer (March - May)

Summers in Coonoor are mild and pleasant, making it the favourite season for tourists to travel and explore. In spite of being the summer season when the hill station experiences the highest temperature of the year (ranging between 20°C and 25°C), the forests and rivers are still vibrant, and the breeze is ever present. Summer lasts from March to May and also brings light pre-monsoon showers. It often gets cloudy during late May-June before the onset of monsoons, so the humidity is a bit high, but it doesn?t interfere in sightseeing. Coonoor, therefore, is a favourite destination for summer vacations when the entire country is bearing the scorching heat. May, especially, draws visitors to attend the Fruit and Vegetable Festival which is held in the month of May at Sim?s Park every year. Other attractions including Wellington Golf Course, Ketti/ Hidden Valley, Churches, Forts and the Lush Tea Estates can be explored to the fullest during the season.

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