Munnar Warnings and Dangers
Munnar is well known for its many tea plantations. However, like any other town, there are some warnings and dangers that need to be considered when visiting Munnar.
Driving in Munnar
There are many beautiful curvy roads in Munnar, especially the Adimali-Neriamangalam Forest Road. However, the roads can become dangerous, especially if you are driving them for the first time. On the Adimali-Neriamangalam road there are no streetlights so it can become very dark. At times the road becomes covered in fog, which makes it impossible to see even with your fog lamps on. In addition, while you are driving on this road you need to watch out for wild elephants crossing.
When it comes to driving anywhere in Munnar it is best to do it during the daylight hours. Plan your trips early so that you are safe somewhere during nightfall.
Visiting National Parks
The national parks located in Munnar are relatively safe to visit. However, while you are there it is important to make sure that you follow the rules of the park. You need to make sure that you stay on the marked paths while you are hiking as straying off of the paths is forbidden and is not safe. There are rangers posted throughout the parks that will help you with directions and make sure that you are staying on the paths provided.
Munnar is refreshingly cooler than the coast and other towns. If you are visiting in January it is relatively warm other places in Munnar the temperatures drop considerably after the sun goes down. You will want to make sure that you pack a warm jacket. While the weather is cooler in Munnar than it is in other places in India, it is still important to make sure that you wear sunblock at all times as the sun is still just as powerful.
When you are walking it is important to pay attention as clouds can appear quite suddenly. If you are traveling during monsoon season you can expect rainy weather on many days. When it rains the mosquitos will come swarming. It is important to make sure that you always have bug spray with you to use when you are out hiking in Munnar.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Munnar warnings and dangers.