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Old 10th January 2017, 12:13   #16
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Hi Ranjit - Thanks for your response. I thought I can get some respite from Chennai heat by staying at Vagamon for couple of days in April.

What other options other than Ooty/Kodaikanal? Can you please suggest?

Our return trip would be via Karunagapally!
You can consider Valparai as well. And on the route options for Vagamon, you can check my travelogues.
  1. Great Escape (2016 Mahindra Great Escape, Vagamon: My Experiences)
  2. Italian Invasion (Italian Invasion: Vagamon)
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Hi Ranjit - Thanks for your response. I thought I can get some respite from Chennai heat by staying at Vagamon for couple of days in April.

What other options other than Ooty/Kodaikanal? Can you please suggest?

Our return trip would be via Karunagapally!
The whole of South is going to be warm/hot in April/May.You would have to go North up the hills to experience some respite from the heatIn kerala and surroundings,the usual suspects are Munnar,Valparai.Thekkady,Ooty,Kodai,Wayanad,Coorg region.Its going to be hot in all these places:(If you are ok with warm weather,you can also check out the boat houses in Alleppey/Kumarakom stretch. Inspite of the weather all these places have their peak season in April/May since that is the time schools are closed/
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So, waking up a dormant thread.

We're planning to go to Vagamon in April. How's the weather during April-May?

Also, please let me know the best/safe route from Chennai as I would be taking my parents, wife and 6yr old kid along.
I visted Vagamon during the Xmas break. Days were hot, but there was enough breeze to keep us fine. Night's were cool. April is going to be totally different.
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I thought I can get some respite from Chennai heat by staying at Vagamon for couple of days in April.
Won't be as bad as Madras. We went to Munnar (which is at a higher altitude than Vagamon) in late April, mornings are great till about 10am. Late morning, early afternoons are definitely warm to hot. Also expect any place on a hill to be filled with traffic during summer holidays Kodai, Ooty have choc-a-bloc traffic in weekends, let alone summer holidays

I second Ranjit's idea of going north, would also suggest exploring North East.

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Its going to be definitely hot and humid.chennai attur salem namakkal karur dindigul theni cumbum kumily wagamon
From Madras it is Madras-Ulundurpet-Trichy-Dindigul-Theni-Kumili-Vagamon. Salem route is only when you are coming from Bangalore or Hyderabad.
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Won't be as bad as Madras. We went to Munnar (which is at a higher altitude than Vagamon) in late April, mornings are great till about 10am.
Thanks. Travelling to North is completely ruled out.

So which one do you suggest? Vagamon (or) Munnar?

As I have already mentioned, we are planning to stay at Karunagapally for couple of days before travelling back to Chennai.
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Thanks. Travelling to North is completely ruled out.

So which one do you suggest? Vagamon (or) Munnar?

As I have already mentioned, we are planning to stay at Karunagapally for couple of days before travelling back to Chennai.
Munnar any day.lot of places to cover. climate is better & Hotel/Resort/ Eating facilities much better.

Vagamon can be best for a day trip, Nothing special to see here.
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Thanks. Travelling to North is completely ruled out.

So which one do you suggest? Vagamon (or) Munnar?

As I have already mentioned, we are planning to stay at Karunagapally for couple of days before travelling back to Chennai.
Munnar gets my vote,better stay options and less warmer of the two.

Chennai-Ulundurpet-Dindigul-Theni-Bodi-Chinnakanal-Devikulam-Munnar

From Munnar you can drive via Thekkady-Peermade-Mundakkayam-Erumeli-Ranni-Pathanamthitta-Adoor-kayamkulam-karunagapally
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So which one do you suggest? Vagamon (or) Munnar?
One more vote for Munnar The attractions are spread out in 3-4 directions, so are the choices of stay. You have little more choice of how to roam in case of Munnar.
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