What is the best time to visit Idukki?

The best time to visit Idukki is during the Winter season (November-February). It can be visited throughout the year as well owing to its pleasant weather and scenic beauty. The township of Idukki has a variable climate when one travels from the western to the eastern side of the district. With moderate weather on the west of Idukki and a cold environment on the east part, the hill town receives heavy rainfall during monsoons in the Southwest and Northwestern parts. The summers in Idukki (March-May) are moderately warm, and the winters are mildly pleasant and chilly. Monsoons in Idukki (June - September) must be avoided as it receives heavy rainfall.

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Monthly Weather in Idukki

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 27°/ 16° 3 days
February 28°/ 16° 3 days
March 29°/ 17° 13 days
April 30°/ 18° 21 days
May 30°/ 20° 25 days
June 26°/ 19° 18 days
July 24°/ 18° 23 days
August 23°/ 18° 27 days
September 24°/ 18° 26 days
October 24°/ 17° 31 days
November 26°/ 17° 18 days
December 24°/ 17° 11 days

Idukki in Summer (March-May)

Moderately warm weather with average temperatures defines the summer season in Idukki. The region is least crowded during summers, and so one can utilise this opportunity to explore the city with freedom and peace. However, it is advised to avoid outdoors in the afternoons as the sun might be scorching. It is necessary to carry sunscreen lotion and other sun protection gears if you plan to sightsee during these odd hours. 

Idukki in Winter (November-February)

Winters in Idukki varies from eastern to the western region of the district. The west witnesses pleasant and mild winters with minimum seasonal variations, while the temperature in the east could drop down to -1-degree Celcius. The eastern region of Idukki is hence chiller than the western area of the township. The lush green beauty of the town has some breathtaking views during the winters. Winters are a great time to enjoy sightseeing in Idukki along with admiring the abundance of flora and fauna in the region.

Idukki in Monsoon (June-September)

Monsoon season in Idukki begins from June and lasts till September. The western part receives heavy rainfall during this time as compared to the eastern region of the Idukki township. The rain helps in sustaining the lush green landscape as well as the predominantly agricultural cultivation of Idukki. The rain in the township also adds to the 66% of the state's power which come from the Hydroelectric Power Projects of Idukki.

This is an ideal time to go bird watching, or indulge in long leisure walks amidst the lush greenery. Idukki receives the highest amounts of rainfall during September. Visiting the seashores must be avoided due to high water levels in coastal areas. However, the energetic boat races continue to grab the attention of tourists.

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