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Best time to visit Munnar

The best time to visit Munnar is during the winter months of October to February as delightfully low temperatures and abundant outdoor activities promise to give you an unforgettable trip. Head to the emerald hill station during the summer season (March to June) to witness some beautifully blooming flowers and of course, enjoy pleasant evenings while most of India sweats in the infamous summer heat. The monsoon months of July to September are not the best for outdoor activities but provide picturesque scenery like no other season can. Take your pick.

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If a captivating painting with all the shades of green would come alive, Munnar would be it. Known for its sparkling waterfalls, misty mountains, intriguing wildlife sanctuaries and luxuriant tea plantations, Munnar is on the travel bucket list of many. Hike up a mountain to gaze at unmatchable views from the top during the day or to laze under the canopy of stars during night time. If you are visiting God’s Own Country – Kerala, make sure you include its heartbeat Munnar in your itinerary.

Read more: Domestic Destinations: India’s top hill stations

With Munnar’s welcoming temperatures and abundant natural splendor, travellers visit the hills station throughout the year. However, the winter months of October to February are the most preferred ones, thanks to the pleasing climate and the vast variety of activities. The months of March to June are ideal for your Munnar trip if you want some solace from the scotching summer heat back home. The monsoon months of July to September, though not the best for sightseeing, add a glistening touch to the hill station. Let us, at Skyscanner, give you a detailed description of the three prominent seasons in Munnar.

October to February:

During the winter season, Munnar becomes synonymous with romance. It is one of the top picks in India for honeymooners craving serenity, perfect backdrops for memorable photos and an excuse to snuggle. Those seeking adventure can plan a trek to Anamudi (over 2,500m high) or ride an elephant at Carmelagiri Elephant Park. Movie buffs can explore the church where the Ang Lee’s Life of Pi was shot. Nature lovers can watch colourful butterflies and birds at Eravikulam National Park or explore one of the many tea plantations and spice gardens. Temperatures hover around 10-15 degree Celsius at evenings and nights so make sure you pack accordingly.

March to June:

The summer season is perfect for families looking to spend some quality time during school vacations while escaping the dreadful summer heat. How about visiting the Mattupetty Dam for a refreshing boating experience or cycling through the idyllic town to explore non-touristy areas. Of course you will have attractive flowers and tea plantations in the backdrop. So, keep that camera ready for clicking some Insta-worthy shots.

July to September:

Those looking for relaxing indoors and watching the downpour give Munnar’s greenery a sparkling makeover can visit the hill station in the monsoon season. Make sure you do not plan any major outdoor activities during your visit as heavy rainfall might interrupt them. Monsoons in Munnar have an unforgettable mystic charm – get ready to watch peaks covered in a blanket of fog while you sip on a piping hot cup of masala chai. Oh, and don’t forget to book a rejuvenating ayurvedic massage during the trip. Whether you are seeking romance, adventure, nature or tranquility, Munnar’s magic will ensure you find it.

The nearest airport to Munnar is Cochin Airport (around 100kms away). To grab the cheapest air tickets to Cochin, set a Price Alert and we’ll let you know when to book your flights.

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Best time to book your flight to Munnar

If you are an early planner and have already decided your travel dates, book your air tickets around 21 weeks in advance to get the cheapest fares to Cochin. For those who like to take their time to book their vacation, the best period to get value-for-money flights is around 15 weeks before the departure.

Note: The best time to book data refers to the price paid against the average price for return flights for 1 person to Cochin from across India during the time period 1st January 2015 – 31st December 2016.

You are now all equipped with all the information about the best time to visit Munnar and how to get your hands on the cheapest air tickets. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and book that trip! Book your flights, hotel or rent a car with Skyscanner today. You can do all of these on our mobile app too.

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