What is the best time to visit Munnar?

September to March is the best time to visit Munnar because of 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 and hence this period should be avoided.

Weather in Munnar


Upcoming Munnar Weather

Monthly Weather in Munnar

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 21 31
February 20 33
March 23 35
April 26 38
May 25 37
June 25 35
July 24 34
August 24 34
September 23 34
October 23 34
November 22 32
December 21 31

Summers (March - June)

Munnar is a perfect place to escape the scorching heat of the 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.
Munnar Tea Plantations
Munnar Tea Plantations

Winters (December - February)

December and lasts until the end of January is the winter season and the coldest months of the year. The temperature in Munnar occasionally dips down below zero. It is good weather for trekking, rock climbing and rappelling.
Mattupetty Dam Reservoir
Matupetty Dam Reservoir

Monsoons (July - August)

A lot of people avoid visiting Munnar in Monsoon as rains may hamper the local sightseeing around the town because of landslides. However, 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 for the nature lovers and shutterbugs. It is also off-season, so accommodation is also cheaper.
Kannan Devan Tea Plantation
Kannan Devan Tea Plantation

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 in 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 activities.

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