Kerala is honored with numerous normal scenes and among them is a remarkable canvas that gets divulged at regular intervals in God’s Own Country.The wonder of once in twelve years happening on the mythical slopes of Munnar is ascribed to the sprouting of Neelakurinji or enthusiastically called by botanists as ‘Strobilanthes kunthianum’. The blossom with 40 odd assortments sprout generally in shades of blue, and consequently, in its name, Neela in the nearby dialect remains for the shading blue and Kurinji the neighborhood name for the bloom.
The slopes of Munnar invited Neelakurinji on to its chest following a time of twelve years in 2006. Adored by the neighborhood tribal group and appreciated by guests to these charming slopes, the sprouting of Neelakurinji, for the most part, begins from August and would last up to October.
Once in Munnar, you may find the supernatural sprouts of Neelakurinji at Kovilur, Kadavari, Rajamala, Iravikulam National Park, which is home to the jeopardized mountain ungulate-the ‘Nilgiri Tahr’ and at different places in and around Munnar. Nature darlings and explorers have just begun heading for Munnar to enjoy in this once-in-twelve-year wonder.
It is an ethereal affair to remain in the midst of the sprawling sprouts of Neelakurinji. The Neelakurinji plant indicates variety in tallness as indicated by the height of the land from the ocean level. Typically shorter plants (around 2 ft) are found at the high heights, while taller ones (around 5 to 10 ft) are seen at bringing down rises.
Many visit administrators, enterprise clubs and so on organize trekking for guests to achieve a portion of the best regions in and around Munnar for seeing the excellent spread of Neelakurinji.
Nearest railway station: Angamaly, about 109 km; Ernakulam, about 145 km away.
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 110 kms away.
Location Neelakurinji bloom
Latitude: 10.095966, Longitude: 77.058392