When to visit Munnar, the land of summer resorts, tea and Neelakurinji

April 20, 2019 4:56 PM |


One of the biggest tea plantation areas in India, Munnar was once a summer resort for the British Government in South India. Located at 1600 m above the sea level in Kerala, this is a popular retreat for people escaping summer heat. The place also houses picturesque towns, winding lanes and multiple holiday facilities which make it a popular town among the tourists.


Some very exotic varieties of flora and fauna can be found over here, among which is the rare Neelakurinji. This flower blooms once in every twelve years. The blooming year sees lakhs of tourists flocking the hill station to be a witness to the mesmerizing view.

Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, which towers over 2,695 m. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking.

Let’s find out what would be the best season to visit this beauty-

Summers (April to June)

As we pointed earlier, Munnar is a perfect getaway from the Summer heat. Summers in Munnar records average maximum and minimum temperatures close 20°C and 15°C, respectively. Occasional showers keep the temperatures in check. The refreshing climate in summer with its cool breeze attracts lots of tourists to Munnar. Carrying light woolen clothes is always advised even in the Summer months.

Monsoon (June to September)

Munnar experiences heavy rainfall due to Southwest Monsoon. Munnar is at its best during Monsoon and the area becomes lush green adorned with little streams and streamlets. Temperatures may drop as  low as 2°C during this season.

Winter (December to February)

Winter in Munnar is very chilly with average day  temperature hovering around 13°C during. The night temperature may drop to sub-zero levels at times. Heavy woolens are a must during Winters at this place.

So, in a nutshell- September to May is the best season to visit Munnar. Intermittent showers can be experienced during these months. Monsoon months also attract those tourists to Munnar who love to experience heavy rains.

Things to do and places to visit in Munnar


Eravikulam National Park- This is where you will find some endemic species of plants, butterflies, animals and birds- be it the endangered inhabitant - the Nilgiri Tahr or the flowering of the Neelakurinji.

Anamudi Peak- Prefect for trekking this is the highest peak in South India.

Mattupetty- is known for its storage masonry dam and the beautiful lake.

Pallivasal- a place of immense scenic beauty and is often favored by visitors as a picnic spot.

Visit Chinnakanal & Anayirangal to get a view of the waterfalls.

Tea Museum- houses artifacts, photographs and machinery; all of which have a story to tell about the origins and growth of tea plantations in Munnar.

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