Munnar in January?

#1 Aug 7th, 2005, 04:01
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Is it worth visiting Munnar in mid-January?

On a trip we are planning to southern India this January, we have the option of a 4 hour detour to Munnar, an afternoon there, an overnight stay, and a 4 hour trip out the next morning. The alternative is to spend an extra [3rd] day in Cochin. Which seems the better choice?
#2 Aug 7th, 2005, 04:59
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You can visit Munnar any time during the year. But an overnight stay isn't much. So I suggest you choose Cochin instead.
...and I took the road less travelled.
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I go along with rangss, an afternoon really isn't time to do justice to Munnar and the surrounding countryside!!
If you decide to go for it anyway, then I can report that the weather was fine just after New Year, changable but quite a bit of sunny weather between showers!!
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The route from Munnar to Cochin is one of the most scenic journeys in South India.. However I wud recomment to spend atleast a day in Munnar to explore the area... Even if u can't spare a day.. the beautiful drive is worth..it.. I wud say go for it!!
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What do the trees and tea plants look like in the winter? Does the foliage stay green all year?
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Yes they look green .

Only some black colour if there is heavy frost

not much change in the colour of the vegetaion depending upon the weather


the beauty is to have a clear sky and no fog or mist to have a clear view


Cochin to munnar and back is little longer


there are places if you want to break and take a trip to munnar
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If you can wait for some more time 2-3 months April -may is a good time.. There is a flower called neelakurinjee which flowers once in every 12 year. So this year 2006 its going to cover the whoke munnar hills...

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Thanks for the info - but, we're going to be in India in the winter.

The flower is intriguing, though. Please post a photo when it blooms.

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