What is the best time to visit Munnar?

The Best Time to visit Munnar is between September to March because of the pleasant weather. Summers (April - June) are a little warm, but one can still visit Munnar during this season. Monsoon season (July and August) experiences heavy rainfall which could hamper your travel plans due to landslides and road blockage and hence this period should be avoided.

Peak Season: November to February (10-29 degrees)
Shoulder Season: March to June (24-37 degrees) 
Off-Season: July to September (23-36 degrees) 

Weather in Munnar

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Monthly Weather in Munnar

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 25°/ 14° 6 days
February 26°/ 14° 2 days
March 26°/ 15° 21 days
April 27°/ 16° 22 days
May 26°/ 17° 31 days
June 23°/ 17° 20 days
July 21°/ 16° 27 days
August 20°/ 15° 30 days
September 21°/ 15° 30 days
October 22°/ 15° 30 days
November 23°/ 14° 26 days
December 23°/ 14° 15 days

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Munnar in Summer (March - June)

Weather and Temperature: Munnar is a perfect place to escape the scorching heat of nearby places. The weather remains between 19 to 35 degrees, and scattered rain showers are common. It is an excellent time to visit the tea estates.

Pros:
  • The pleasant weather in Munnar contrast to the harsh summer in other parts of the state invites a lot of tourists during this season.
  • A lot of activities and tourists attractions are open during summers and you can make the best out of your travel by experiencing much of Munnar. 
Cons:
  • As it's the peak season, it's usually crowded. 
  • Plan the trip in advance to avoid the last-minute hassle. 
  • Expect a surge in charges for activities as they are seasonal. 
Sightseeing and Things to Do:
Some of the Places to visit: Echo Point, Mattupetty Dam, Tea Museum, etc
Things to do: Hiking, Trekking, Rock Climbing, Elephant Ride, Camping etc
 

Munnar in Monsoons (July - August)

Weather and Temperature:  The monsoon season is the best time to experience the nature of Munnar. The lush greenery and wildlife are flourishing during this time. While it could be a little humid, the weather is usually chill and windy. The temperature fluctuates between 23 to 36 degrees. 

Pros:
  • The rains clean off the dirt from the environment and give a whole new look to the endless green pastures of tea.
  • It is a great time to visit nature lovers and shutterbugs.
  • It is also off-season, so accommodation is also cheaper.
Cons: 
  • A lot of people avoid visiting Munnar in Monsoon as rains may hamper the local sightseeing around the town because of landslides.
  • Be aware of leeches while walking through grassy areas
Places to Visit and Things to Do:
Attukad Waterfalls, Eravikulam national park, Tea Plantations in Munnar, Kundala Dam and Lake

Munnar in Winters (December - February)

Weather and Temperature: Winters in Munnar begins in December and lasts until the end of February. These are the coldest months of the year. The temperature in Munnar occasionally dips down below zero. 

Pros:
  • Best time for Honeymooners and generally everyone as the weather is amazing. 
  • Great for adventure enthusiasts as there are trekking, hiking, camping, rappelling activities. 
Cons: 
It can get extremely cold at times which could be unbearable to some who cannot tolerate chilly weather. 

Things to Do
Trekking, Rappelling, Hiking, Camping etc. 
 

Munnar in Autumn (September - November)

 September to November is also a good time to visit Munnar for the weather is dry and pleasant. It is also the best blooming season of Neelakurinji flowers. The eternal bond of Munnar and Neelakurinji stands out because of its exclusivity. Munnar is the only dominant place where Neelakurinji flowers bloom profusely. What makes Neelakurinji so special is that it blooms every 12 years, the last bloom was in 2018. The mist blankets covering the valley in the early morning along with the Neelakurinji flowers is nothing less than a piece of paradise. 

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Adventure Activities: Trekking and Rock Climbing

December - February

Winter months are the best time to visit Munnar as the weather remains pleasant and you can enjoy the lush green surrounding to its fullest. It's also a great time for trekking rock climbing activitie (Read More)s.

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Munnar, Kerala
Munnar is a beautiful town in Kerala State at an elevation of 1,532 m
Located in the Idukki district, Munnar is also called as Kashmir of South India
Munnar is surrounded by rolling hills dotted with tea plantations established in the late 19th century.

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