"Tea Gardens, Lakes and Pretty little hill-station" Munnar Tourism The idyllic hill station Munnar - famous for its tea estates, exotic lush greenery and craggy peaks, is located in the Western Ghats, in the state of Kerala. It serves as the commercial centre for some of the world?s largest tea estates. In addition, Munnar has many protected areas which are home to endemic and highly endangered species like the Nilgiri Thar and the Neelakurinji. One of the biggest tea-plantation area of South India, Munnar is one of the most beautiful and popular hill-stations of Kerala. Situated on the banks of three rivers- Madupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru, Munnar is also blessed with natural view-points apart from the tea-plantations. Munnar is divided into Old Munnar, where the tourist information office is, and Munnar, where the bus station and most guest houses are located. The Eravikulam National Park, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and tea plantations are its major attractions. Download Munnar PDF Guide > What's Great? A new hub for the honeymooners. Extremely peaceful place. The pleasant weather is always a delight for the tourists. What's not so Great? Public transport for commuting in the local areas is a bit problematic. Also, Munnar does not have its own railway station and airport which makes it difficult to access. For Whom A very romantic place for the couples and honeymooners. Also, a favourable destination for the nature lovers and trekkers. Tea Gardens in Munnar Step into the boundaries of Munnar, and you will have all the reasons to call Kerala "A god's own country". Brace yourself up for one of the most romantic places in India, for the delightful weather, the endless lush green fields of tea-gardens and the hilly terrains of Western Ghats. Over the past few years, Munnar has become one of the most sought- after honeymoon destination leaving behind Srinagar, Manali, and Shimla. For those want to see much more than ice-draped peaks, Munnar is truly a paradise. An escape into the lap of nature, away from the hustle-bustle, into the world of tranquillity. That's Munnar for you! Itinerary Day 1:Arrive at Cochin International airport, and enjoy a scenic ride via the hills to Munnar. Explore one of Munnar?s popular hotels for dinner like EastEnd or SN Restaurant. Day 2:Leave for the city tour in the nearby areas. Tour the famous lush green tea gardens of Munnar, and enjoy the freshly brewed tea prepared from the freshly picked tea leaves. Visit Echo point, the most famous place of Munnar. End your day with a trip to the Tea Museum. Day 3:Leave for Eravikulam National Park in the morning. The national park is famous for it rich flora and fauna and is home to a number of endangered species. Spend the day at the National park. Catch some local performances of kathakali and kalaripayattu in the evening at the Punarjani Traditional Village. Day 4:Visit the Top Station which is famous for its beautiful view of the hills. Further, explore some of Munnar?s popular restaurants like Taste the Brew cafe for breakfast or the Rapsy Restaurant for lunch. Later, pay a visit to the various waterfalls located on the outskirts of Munnar such as Lakkom waterfall, Attukad waterfall and Thoovanam waterfall. Sep-Mayis the best time to visit Munnar September to May are the best months to visit Munnar. Summers are a little warm, but one can still visit Munnar during this season. Monsoon season experiences heavy rainfall which could hamper your travel plans and hence this period (July and August) should be avoided. Weather in Munnar Loading... Munnar in Summer (March-June) Being located in a hilly area, the summers in Munnar are nothing like hot Summers of India. The temperature ranges between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius. In the later months of Summer season, the temperature drops further and marks the beginning of monsoon with little showers of rain. Munnar in Winter (October-February) Visit Munnar in the starting months of the winter, to catch the fresh look of Munnar left by the rains of Monsoon season. The temperature in winters ranges from 5 to 25 degrees Celsius. This is a perfect time for a romantic getaway with your loved ones. Munnar in Although a lot of people avoid visiting Munnar in Monsoon as rains may hamper the local sightseeing around the town. However, the monsoon is still a good time to visit Munnar. The rains clean off the dirt from the environment and give a whole new look to the endless green pastures of tea. A great time to visit for the nature lovers and shutterbugs. 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 Events in Munnar 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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