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Neelakurinji Blooms

Neelakurinji Blooms

Every twelve years, the hills of Munnar in Kerala burst into a sea of blue, a rare natural spectacle for which travellers make a beeline for. An endless stretch of rolling hills carpeted with tiny blue flowers welcomes the visitors. It is the time Neelakurinji, a flower with 40 odd varieties, blossoms in all its grandeur.
      The long wait of twelve years is finally over. The hills will soon be bathed in a dreamy shade of blue from August  2018 to October 2018. Are you ready?
       Botanists call it the blooming of 'Strobilanthes kunthianus', the botanical name of Neelakurinji. Neela in local parlance translates to the colour blue and Kurinji is the local name for the flower.
      This stellar phenomenon can be witnessed between the months of July 2018 and October 2018 when the flower blooms in all its glory unleashing a visual extravaganza. In fact, there is no better time to visit Munnar than when the Neelakurinji blooms en masse.

Guidelines and Instructions for Kurinji Visitors

  • Do not pluck the flowers or plant. They are an endangered endemic species and an integral part of the ecosystem. Any harm to even a single plant will impact the entire region at large.
  • Please understand that the plants will grow only above an altitude of 1500 meters and plucking them in hopes of growing them at home will be in vain.
  • The Kurinji plants are fire resistant and act as a natural protector to the grasslands from forest fires and also check soil erosion so please refrain from harming the plant.
  • If harmed the Kurinji will cease to exist not only denying future generations the sacred experience of witnessing its flowering but also irreparably damage the delicate balance of the environment.
  • The Neelakurinji flowering area is a STRICTLY NO PLASTIC ZONE. Please cooperate.
  • Do not forget, our Earth is our responsibility.

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Things to do in Neelakurinji Blooms

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1. Neelakurinji Blooming vist - Eravikulam National park
Start Time: 7.30AM | End Time: 4 PM
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2. Kurinji Trail in Eravikulam National park (For Indian ,4 To 5 peoples)
Start Time: 9 AM | End Time: 4 PM
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3. Kurinji Trail in Eravikulam National park (For Foreigners ,4 To 5 peoples)
Start Time: 9 AM | End Time: 4 PM
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4. Meesapulimala Day trekking for Kurinji Visit
Start Time: 7 . AM | End Time: 5:30 PM
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5. Kurinji Trekking in Eravikulam National park
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Accommodation in Neelakurinji Blooms

SI No. Accommodation View Details
1. Green Valley Vista
Address: Chithirapuram
Hotel Class: Deluxe
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2. The Leaf Munnar
Address: Chithirapuram P O,Aamakandam – Anachal,Munnar, Idukki- 685565
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Things to do

Anakkulam Jeep tour

Start: 9 am | End: 7

2350 2700

Where to Stay

17 C Camping

Address: Lockhart Tea Museum, Munnar-Kumily Hwy, Munnar
Hotel Class: Tent Camping

Green Valley Vista

Address: Chithirapuram
Hotel Class: Deluxe

Lockhart Tea bungalow

Address: Lockhart Estate
Hotel Class: Tea bungalow