A heavenly colourful array of flowers that blooms after every twelve years on the grandiose hills of Munnar, Kerala is an unimaginable sight for which travellers wait anxiously for more then a decade. A place that offers unique life-cycle of plants that is no less than a fascination. Experience this once in a lifetime phenomenon that appears once in every twelves years at the rolling hills of Shola burst into plethora of blue colourful flowers Strobilanthes Kunthianus, botanical name of Neelakurinji where Neela stands for the purplish blue colour and Kurinji is the local name for the flower in Munnar. Spread across 3000 hectares, countless travellers are expected and bookings have started to witness the hills covered in a blanket of utopian flowers in all their glory. Neelakunrinji are those rare flowers that grow in the western ghats but are found in abundance on the hills of Munnar, which after twelve years of wait would be in full bloom by the end of July and would last up to end of October. Witness the hills of Shola in Munnar turn into a magical paradise of a floral carpet for as far as the eye can see.

When?
From mid July 2018 – October 2018.
Where?
Eravikulam National Park, Idukki District,Kerala.
Nearest railway station?
Angamaly

Nearest airport?
Kochi airport

There is list of instructions for visitors in order to conserve the endangered species so if you’re planning to visit kurunji then please abide by them and protect the incredible mother nature, only then will our future generations will be able to witness a phenomenon like this.

 

Like they say, “it’s always better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times!”, so pick one of those long weekends and head straight to Munnar to witness the beauty of Kurunji rather than reading or hearing about it.