You can enjoy wonderful weather conditions at Mojo Plantation and the Rainforest Retreat through most of the year. Please consult the following information when considering when to book your stay:

 

 

Weather:

During the post-monsoon months, you can expect cool, pleasant days - most often sunny with a breeze. From time to time, tropical storms in the Bay of Bengal will bring us passing showers.

Temperature Range : 14°-26°C (57°-79°F)

Natural History:

As the rains begin to peter out, the forest begins to transform. Ground-orchids (e.g. Pecteilis gigantea, butterfly orchid) bloom.

On the Farm:

Cardamom harvest - Cardamom panicles are full of fruit, ready to harvest. Freshly-picked cardamom is dried indoors.

Recommendations:

Our guesthouses re-open in September - get in touch early to make your booking. Days surrounding the Deshera and Diwali holidays fill up rapidly. Please remember to bring raingear, since showers will occur sporadically. Also bring a flashlight and good hiking boots.

 

Weather:

During the winter months, you can expect cool, pleasant days - most often sunny with a breeze.

Temperature Range: 8°-24°C (46°-75°F)

Natural History:

Many flowers come into bloom during the winter, including orchids. Cool days and blustery wind turns the hilltops brown, and the birds begin their breeding season.

On the Farm:

Coffee harvest - By December, most of the coffee berries have turned red. They are sweet to the taste and ready for harvest. After they are picked and hulled, the fresh coffee beans are dried in the sun before going to the roaster.

Recommendations:

Winter is a wonderful time to visit. Because this is the holiday season - both in India and abroad - make sure to book your reservations early, as rooms may fill up quickly. Bring long sleeves, hiking boots and a rain jacket (just in case!).

 

Weather:

During the summer months, the temperatures begin begin to rise. Expect pleasant - and occasionally hot - weather, with passing "blossom" showers.

Temperature Range: 16°-30°C (61°-86°F)

Natural History:

In March, the passing blossom showers induce the coffee plants into blossom, and their sweet fragrance drifts across the plantation. Many species of fireflies emerge in April, lighting up the forest after sunset. Many fruits are also ripening throughout the plantation - pineapples, mangos, oranges, etc.

On the Farm:

Vanilla Pollination - In April, vanilla flowers emerge and must be hand-pollinated to reproduce.

Recommendations:

You may wish to bring sunblock or a wide-brimmed hat. Remember to drink plenty of water on treks. As always, bring raingear just in case.

 

Weather:

Wet. Monsoon rains can be very heavy and prolonged - Mojo Plantation recieves about 5m of rain annually, most of it during the monsoon season.

Average Temperatures: 18°-22°C (64°-72°F)

Natural History:

The monsoon quickly transforms the rainforest. This season marks the breeding season for frogs; at night, the forests come alive with the songs of many species. In many ways, the true essence of the rainforest is best experienced during monsoon rains - it is this extreme rainfall which enables such great biodiversity and natural bounty.

Recommendations:

Our guesthouses close down during the monsoon season, except for special interest groups and visiting researchers. If you would like to join us during this time, please give advanced notice.