Munnar Tourism & Travel Guide

Kerala’s Idukki district is home to the beautiful hill-station of Munnar. An erstwhile summer resort to the British, the forested hills are home to the three rivers of Mattupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru. A tea-scented daydream, Munnar’s plantations are swarmed with tourists throughout the year. Kerala’s illustrious Eravikulam National Park is situated in Munnar and is home to the endangered species of the Nilgiri Tahr. In fact, the wildlife of this Kerala town, boasting of the lion-tailed macaque and elephant herds, is a major contributing factor to Munnar’s tourism. With temperatures ranging from zero degrees to twenty-eight degrees celsius, Munnar’s terrains are scattered with waterfalls, with the most beautiful of them being the Atukkad Waterfalls. Mattupetty’s dam and dairy farm should also be on your list while you are touring Munnar. In Munnar’s Nullatanni estate, lies the tea museum which is a must-visit. And if you have time, incorporate a leisurely walk through the Marayoor Sandalwood Forests, that lies to the north of Munnar.
Best time to visit

Peak Season to visit Munnar is from December to February, when the town ushers in pleasant weather with the minimum temperature dropping to ten degrees Celsius.

Budget

For Budget Travellers: INR 600 - 1000 a day

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1000 to INR 3000 a day

For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards




Itineraries For Munnar

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Travel Articles And Blogs For Munnar

8 Days
Kerala Diaries - Munnar

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Have Only 48 Hours in Munnar? Here's A Complete Guide On What To See And Do

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Tania Banerjee
4 Days
Marvellous Munnar- God's Own Country (4-day trip)

Layered with lush green carpets of Tea plantations and humongous mountains, Munnar is definitely ...

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Unrivaled Munnar - Kerala Destination 1

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Monika Roy Chowdhury
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Want to avoid the weekend rush in Munnar? Here is your unheard quaint little escape.

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This 150-Year-Old Tea Bungalow In Munnar Is Perfect For The Upcoming Long Weekend

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Trips and Itineraries for Munnar

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Lush green Tea estates and unending Backwaters - Munnar and Alleppey -Kerala  

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A Trip To God's Own Country - MUNNAR [Part-I]

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Alok Nanda
Bike Trip From Bangalore To Munnar

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This village near Munnar has a lake with healing powers!

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Hotels and Homestays in Munnar


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Best Time to Visit Munnar

Peak Season to visit Munnar is from December to February, when the town ushers in pleasant weather with the minimum temperature dropping to ten degrees Celsius.

Shoulder Season: Monsoons occur during June to September and Munnar looks especially beautiful during these months when the waterfalls are at their best.

Off-season: The summer months from March to May bring to Munnar fewer crowds, cheap tariffs and humid weather.


Budget for Munnar

For Budget Travellers: INR 600 - 1000 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels and guesthouses: INR 400 - 600
  • Food in local cafes and street eateries: INR 50 - 100
  • Public Transport in train and buses: INR 7 - 100
  • Sightseeing: INR 10 - 200

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1000 to INR 3000 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels and resorts: INR 850 - 1500
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 300 - 500
  • Local transport in local taxis: INR 250 - 400
  • Guided Tours: INR 10 - 1000

For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 3500 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 700 and upwards
  • Local transport in taxi rentals: INR 2000 and upwards
  • Guided tours: INR 1000 and upwards

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