Munnar is snuggled in the verdant and peaceful surroundings of the Kannan Devan hills. This panoramic hill station commands spectacular views of low-flying clouds and misty valleys thus making it an attractive little heaven with a salubrious climate suitable for holidays and honeymoon.
Best Places to see in Munnar include Pothamedu, Devikulam, Mattupetty, Nyayamakad and Eravikulam National Park and Attukad Waterfalls.
You can visit Munnar throughout the year except the Monsoon season in Kerala and the best time to visit Munnar would be October to November and from January to May when it is comfortably cold. Munnar as a hill-station has many things to offer including boating (in the reservoirs of the many dams), elephant safari, trekking, parasailing, hot air ballooning and camping and wild life safaris in the jungles and sanctuary.
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Munnar remains a pleasant destination throughout the year. Its high elevation and dense forests mean it stays cool during the hot and humid summer months, while the colder winter days coincide with many colourful festivals. It's still wise to avoid the monsoon months if you're travelling for outdoor excursions and adventure. On the other hand, if you're looking for an off-season quiet holiday, the excessive rainfall means Munnar's scenery is at its most breathtaking during the monsoon period!
Monsoon season spans from June through to October. Torrential rain and widespread flooding mean Munnar's greenery is even greener and mistier than usual, and the mountains, forests and waterfalls are at the peak of their luscious verdant magic. It's also an excellent time to spot animals profiting from the renewal of nature's bounty.
The weather is cooler and drier between October and February. While this is the perfect time for outdoor activities and sports, beware of the peak season prices from December to January, as well as larger crowds.
Between March and May, Kerala's summer hits its peak, with sweltering and humid weather, making conditions less than ideal for anything but doing nothing. However, Munnar stays relatively cool due to its high elevation, so take advantage of the off-season prices and start exploring!
Once an exclusive resort for the British Raj elite, Munnar is a sought-after destination for nature enthusiasts as well as rest and rejuvenation lovers. Perched 1600m above sea level and nestled at the merging of three streams, this hill station is a haven of tea plantations, nature parks and rolling mist-caressed hilltops. Perching so high above the clouds, the whole of the Western Ghats opens up before your eyes, behind a gentle curtain of haze and mist, in a spectacular display of luxuriant flowering greenery.
Munnar is well connected to all the other parts of Kerala through flights, trains, taxis and buses.
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The nearest airport to Munnar is Kochi International Airport. It's well-connected to most major cities in India like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi, as well as South East Asia and the Middle-East. From Kochi, you could travel by bus, train or cab to Munnar. However, a pre-paid taxi service is also available and is probably the most convenient option if you're travelling with luggage
The nearest train stations are Aluva, Ernakulam and Madurai, although they are all over a hundred kilometres away from your final destination. Regular bus services connect each of these towns to Munnar via a direct bus route, but cabs and private taxis are also available.
Local bus routes to Munnar usually depart from Kochi, taking about six hours to reach the hill station via Aluva, which itself is only four hours away. However, the state-owned KSRTC buses travel to Munnar from all major cities in Kerala, including Kochi, Madurai and Aluva. You can purchase your tickets online on the KSRTC website, or at the bus terminal counter in the train stations.
How is the jungle camp in Thekkady? What all does it include?
Adventure seekers can enjoy a thrilling jungle camp at Thekkady. You can opt for the night camp programme of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and experience the dense forest around. The programme offers comfortable tents for visitors in the middle of evergreen dense forests. The camping takes place in the midst of Cardamom Hills and Pandalam Hills; where one can experience trekking and even taste the tribal cuisine prepared by the local tribe (Urali). You can even get to interact with the local tribal people and get to spot some rare species of wildlife.
WIll the houseboat experience include all meals and cruise from which destination?
We offer Premium or Deluxe Houseboat in this Package
The rates quoted by Premium and Deluxe Houseboats is very different in Kerala. What is the difference between Premium and Deluxe Houseboats
There are multiple differences with respect to interiors and service. Premium house boats is similar to 4 star resorts and will be having better interiors and furnishing, food menu with more options and cruise time will be slightly more. However deluxe houseboat will be similar to 3 star resorts and will have standard interiors and furnishing. In deluxe house boats, AC will be usually operated only at night from 9 PM to 6 AM , whereas in premium houseboats AC will be operated for 24 hours . The cost difference is there , however if you are not on a show string budget, then we recommend premium houseboats
Is Varkala a good option for swimming lovers?
Yes Varkala is a great place to swim in non monsoon seasons . It is a Cliff Beach and cleaner than Kovalam
Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Kochi, Alappuzha, Calicut, Wayanad, Coorg, Kovalam, Kanyakumari, Mararikulam, Athirapally Arriving 13th Jan Departing 26th Jan. Please advise good itinerary and price.
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