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Neelakurinji – The Once in 12-Year Wonder

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.

It’s a thrilling bumpy ride

Enjoy a thrilling jeep safari ride atop Kolukkumalai, the highest peak in South India and witness the Neelakurinji in its full glory.

Views gets better with altitude

Enjoy the cool breeze, fresh air and breath-taking views from up the Kolukkumalai. Yes, and also watch the Neelakurinji in Munnar.

Nigiri Tahr, the mountain goat

Neelakurinji can also be witnessed in Rajamala and Eravikulam National Park where the Nilgiri Tahr is seen in huge numbers.

The Neelakurinji Package from the Wind Munnar involves Jeep Safari starting from the resort to Kolukkumalai where the Neelakurinji is blooming in its highest glory. The Jeep Safari to the Neelakurinji bloom view point, just 22 kms from the resort, will be a thrilling experience. The bumpy Jeep Safari to Kolukkumalai from the Wind Munnar to witness the Neelakurinji will give one memories that could be cherished for a lifetime.

It’s now or in 2030! Pack your bags and set out to witness this eye soothing sight of Neelakurinji bloom with the Neelakurinji package from the Wind Munnar.