Munnar, the queen of hill stations is located in the Idukki district of Kerala with an elevation of about 1600 meters above the sea level. This hill station in the Western Ghats has a pleasant and favourable climate all throughout the year and is blessed with unspoiled natural beauty all around. The geographical advantage of this place has turned it into the most visited tourist destination in Kerala.
This year, Munnar, the green paradise on earth is in all its beauty. The Neelakurinji is blooming on the hills of Munnar after the long gap of 12 years to turn the green landscape of Munnar to purple. With the Neelakurinji blooming in several places in Munnar, this hill station has gained the curiosity of many travellers from various parts of the country.
Neelakurinji scientifically known as Strobilanthes Kunthiana is a tropical plant found growing on the Western Ghats region in South India. It has around 250 species out of which 46 or more varieties are found in India. This flower has a purplish-blue colour when aged and appears in light blue colour during the earlier stages of bloom and hence the name ‘Neelakurinji’. The Neelakurinji is usually seen blooming on hills at a height of about 1300 to 2500 metres above the sea level. Once the flowering season starts, usually from August to November with the peak time between mid-September to October, it is found on various parts in Munnar. Some of the prominent places where Neelakurinji is seen are Rajamala, Kadavari, Kovilur, Iravikulam National Park and Kolukkumalai. This year, Neelakurinji is seen mostly in the Kolukkumalai region. The Wind Munnar offers the Neelakurinji package to make it easy for you to catch the sight of Neelakurinji blooming.